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(1-3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (3-1)
Date: Wednesday May 9
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers -110, Celtics -108
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -1
NBA Betting Total: 204
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It can’t be a shock that the 76ers had enough fight in them to avoid losing on their home floor. Now that they have one win under their belt in the series are they hungry for more or just ahppy to avoid getting swept. I am curios to see.
Both of these teams now now that LeBron and the Cavs are waiting for them. It is in Boston’s best interest to take care of business in game five.
The 76ers were in desperation mode facing elimination at home in the last game, so much so that they tinkered with their lineup. Taking out Robert Covington.
It might have been disastrous for the confidence of Covington but the addition of T.J. McConnell certainly looked brilliant. He was second on the team in scoring with 19 points and taking some ball handling pressure from Ben Simmons.
Hard to know if it was the cause but Simmons also had a good game with 19 points and 13 rebounds. I know he is a novelty at his size distributing the ball but he doesn’t have LeBron’s shooting touch yet.
Dario Saric was the big star in the win leading all players with 25 points. On a team with Simmons and Joel Embiid he is ever going to command a ton of attention and he showed he can kill you if you let him.
Speaking of Embiid, he logged another double-double but he was not all that impressive. If they are going to extend this series again they need more from him.
You can’t know for sure but it was only natural for the Celtics to let up in game four. They won the first quarter by a point but none of the final three creating an opportunity to advance in front of their home fans. I bet coach Brad Stevens is preaching urgency now and he is the best coach in the league,
Boston had five players in double figures but nobody really stood out. Jayon Tatum led with 20 points but his all around game wasn’t there. Boston did not get run off the floor they just didn’t have that intensity for this one.
This is a crucial game for Boston and I think they know it. The last thing they want to do is give Philadelphia any hope. I am expecting them to play more comfortable at home and for that to show in the first quarter.Then when Philly gets its legs underneath itself they will have the counters necessary, especially on defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 road games.
- 76ers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win.
- Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Celtics are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are still not getting much respect from the oddsmakers though the line has dropped a little from the first couple of games of the series when they were about -3.
I can see the argument for Philly coming off a win but I kind of think they are done. The series didn’t go like I thought it would but we need to adjust.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ML
The line is so small and I think Boston will close it out so take the little bit of extra value.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 107 – Philadelphia 101
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