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(0-0) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (0-0)
Date: Tuesday October 16
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers +170 / Celtics -200
NBA Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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After months of waiting, the NBA has finally returned. This matchup between division rivals marks the very first game of the 2018-19 season.
Both teams managed to make the playoffs last year, but failed to make it to the Finals. With LeBron James moving to the Lakers, it opens the door for a potential new Eastern Conference champion and both of these teams have very high expectations to compete for the East title.
The 76ers ended last year losing to the Boston Celtics four games to one in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
One thing to keep an eye on heading into the season opener is the status of point guard, Ben Simmons. Simmons is dealing with a neck injury and is listed as probable for the season opener. If for some reason Simmons condition worsens and he can not play, the 76ers could be in trouble.
Joel Embiid will need to be a huge part of the 76ers success once again this season. Embiid averaged 22.9 points per game last season and 11.0 rebounds per game. He emerged as one of the top big men in the NBA and will likely need to improve on last years’ stats to make the 76ers a championship contender.
The 76ers have a bad taste in their mouth knowing the Celtics they are playing in this season opener eliminated them from the playoffs last season. Expect the 76ers to come out firing on all cylinders and push the Celtics to limit.
The Celtics will welcome Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving back to the court as both have recovered from last years’ injuries. Of course, Hayward went down in the very first game last year and was a huge loss to the Celtics. Kryie went down at the end of the season, which hurt Boston’s chances to make it to the finals.
Despite the injuries mentioned above, the Celtics still had an amazing season and lost to the Cavaliers in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals. With both Hayward and Irving returning, the Celtics should clearly be the favorites to make it to the NBA Finals out of the East.
Jayson Tatum was a standout star for the Celtics in last years’ playoffs. He averaged 18.5 points per game, which led the team. While Brown may not get to start this year, if he can come off the bench and play like he did in the playoffs, it will make Boston a very dangerous team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- BOS are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- Over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Boston.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
With Boston back to full strength to start the season, they will overpower the 76ers and pick up a home win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston Celtics -4.5
Boston has too much depth on their roster and will pull away from the 76ers at the end, allowing them to cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: 76ers 102 – Celtics 108
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