July 23, 2024

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics odds, selections, and forecasts.

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers (8-2) take on the Boston Celtics (8-2). 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) is when Wells Fargo Centre is expected to tip. Let’s examine the lines at BetMGM Sportsbook for the Celtics vs. 76ers game and provide our professional NBA predictions and picks.

Philadelphia is leading the season series 1-0.

After defeating New York 114-98 on Monday to cover as a 9.5-point home favourite, Boston is now riding a three-game winning streak. With 35 points on 13 of 23 shooting, F Jayson Tatum led all scorers. He also contributed six rebounds and seven assists. C Kristaps Porzingis scored 21 points with six rebounds, and G Jaylen Brown scored 22 points with five rebounds and six assists. In the win, Boston made 50.6% of their field goals.

In the second half of a two-game series, Philadelphia was defeated 132-126 on Tuesday, ending an eight-game winning streak and failing to cover as a 5.5-point home favourite. B Joel Embiid recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 39 points, leading all scorers. Adding 30 points on 8 of 13 shots, including 4 of 6 from three, was G De’Anthony Melton. Philadelphia’s bench only managed six points, possibly as a result of G Kelly Oubre Jr.’s injury (ribs).

The 76ers are participating in their first back-to-back in more than two weeks, while the Celtics (-190) are riding a three-game winning streak. The Celtics moneyline isn’t very profitable at -190 odds.

During its last three games, Boston has enjoyed a string of impressive victories, winning by an average of 17.6 points and covering as an 8.5–11.5-point favourite each time. Boston is playing a Philly team that is figuring out how to make up for the loss of Oubre, who is averaging 16.3 points per game off the bench this season, despite the fact that Boston has lost its last two road games, one of which was against Philadelphia.

Boston’s defence is one of the reasons it has been successful recently. It has not let up more than 107 points in its last 4 games, including keeping opponents under 100 in its previous 2 games. For the Celtics, this means that the Under has hit in four straight games.

Since May of last year, the Under has also been successful in the previous three meetings between Boston and Philadelphia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *