Game: NBA: Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics Handicapping, Preview, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Trends, 76ers vs Celtics Picks & 76ers vs Celtics Predictions
Date: TUES, Oct 16, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, TD Garden
TV Channel: TNT
Best Boston Celtics Lines: -5 (+100) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 209: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NBA, we will see Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics.
The 76ers and the Celtics are familiar with each other after the Celtics knocked out their opponents of the last year’s playoffs in the second round. Philly will be looking to build on their last season and improve a lot if they are to compete for an NBA Championship. Their young talents such as Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric will play. Only Mike Muscala is doubtful for the game. We need to have in mind that Philadelphia lost their last 4 season openers.
The Celtics were a few minutes away from defeating the Cavaliers in last year’s conference finals and that was without their two best players and also the most experienced ones- Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. However, this could be considered a plus because they increased Terry Rozier’s minutes who proved that he can ball at the highest level and that they can rely on him. Jaylen Brown improved drastically while Marcus Smart had some big plays in his pocket.
I believe that the Celtics are a more complete team than last year and they will compete with Toronto for the 1st place on East. Philly’s good but I do not trust them on the road and especially in Boston.