Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Opening Day NBA Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2018 NBA betting online season is officially in sight. In a couple of weeks, NBA sportsbook players will be making their predictions on the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics opening day matchup. Both teams are coming off highly successful seasons and will be vying to get a leg up over the other right away. What type of turnout are NBA bookmakers predicting for this enticing matchup? Let’s take a look at the odds to get a better idea.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics – Tuesday, October 16th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
Last season, the 76ers were able to break their 5-year postseason drought by posting a 52-30 season. This time around, the 76ers have bigger expectations in front of them. Although they made it all the way to the conference semifinals, NBA bettors will be expecting them to make it to the conference finals now. Does Philly have enough talent to make it there? All in all it’s looking like they do as their young stars and developing more and more each season. Embiid and Simmons are without a doubt some of the best young athletes in the NBA. The only question now is if Philadelphia will be able to handle the added stress of being a favorite in the East.
Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (22.9 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 3.2 apg), JJ Redick (17.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Ben Simmons (15.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 8.2 apg).
This is a massively important season for Boston. With LeBron James now in Los Angeles, every single NBA betting online player will be looking at the Celtics under a microscope this year. Ultimately we’re expecting the Celtics to emerge as the favorites in the East, given just how much talent they have. Irving is capable of dribbling circles around anybody in the league. On top of that, Gordon Hayward will be making his return after suffering that horrendous injury last season. But Hayward isn’t joining the same Boston team he left last season. No, with all the injuries Boston sustained last year, their younger stars got an opportunity to develop. But those start didn’t’ just develop. In fact, we saw Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Terry Rozier emerge as some of the best up and comers in the NBA. So, with all that in their corner, Boston has massive expectations ahead of them in 2018.
Players to Watch: Kyrie Irving (24.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.1 apg), Jaylen Brown (14.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Jayson Tatum (13.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.6 apg).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics matchup? The odds are taking the Celtics heavily here. This makes the 76ers a decent upset option for this matchup. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 99-95 Boston.