sixers vs. celtics preview

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game #1 Preview – (05/01/23)

The NBA playoffs are here, and the second round kicks off with the Philadelphia 76ers facing off against the Boston Celtics in Game 1. Philadelphia comes into the game as +9.5-point underdogs, with a money line of +350, while the Celtics are the favorites with a line of -9.5 and a money line of -455.

Philadelphia had a solid regular season, finishing with a 58-28 record, while Boston finished at 61-27. Both teams have had their fair share of injuries this season, but they come into this game relatively healthy, with Joel Embiid being a game-time decision.

Philadelphia won their last game against the Brooklyn Nets 96-88, while Boston won their last game against the Atlanta Hawks 128-120. The 76ers and Celtics have a long history of facing each other in the playoffs, and this matchup promises to be another intense battle.

According to the stats, the 76ers have a 3-7 SU record in their last ten games against the Celtics in Boston. On the other hand, the Celtics have been dominant at home this season, finishing with a 34-10 record (Regular Season & Playoffs), while the 76ers have covered the spread 24 times out of 43 games on the road this season.

It's sure to be an exciting game, with both teams looking to get off to a good start in the second round of the playoffs.

76ers vs. Celtics Game #1 Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game Forecast: Member's area

Fun Facts:

  • The Under is 2-11-0 for 76ers when played as Away Team, Coming off a Win over Eastern Atlantic Division Opponent Last 2 Years.
  • The Celtics are 29-2 SU when played as a -10.0 or more Home Favorite Coming off a Win over Eastern Southeast Division Opponent Since 1996
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