Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics – NBA: The Philadelphia 76ers have ended with
a 52-30 record, giving them in 3rd place.
It had already been some years since the team from Philadelphia reached the play-offs and even coming here in the top 3 is definitely a big moment for the fans and players of a team that spent the past few years in tanking mode but that has now been paying off with Simmons (that should be the “Rookie of the Year”), Fultz, that is now starting to gear up, and is playing very well and Embiid that has quality to be a Hall-of-Famer, having already been considered an All-Star this season).
Despite everything, the team seems to be close to elimination, being down 3-0, something that is very surprising because they were favourites in the last 3 games, especially against this injured Celtics’ team.
On the last game, for example, they have committed 15 turnovers and Simmons failed some decisive free-throws in Overtime.
Now speaking about the Boston Celtics, the team finished in 2nd place of the conference on a season marked by several injuries.
The team was in the lead for most of the regular season, but then they had some negative streaks and for these play-offs, they won’t have their best players, Irving and Hayward, at their disposal.
The team finished the regular season with a poor streak of results (winning only 2 of the last 5 games) but that was more or less expected, taking into consideration that they rested some players. On the regular season, their final record was 55-27, despite spending half of their campaign in the lead of the Eastern Conference.
I think that this team has quality, especially on defence. I know it is hard without their biggest stars and they will have to put a lot of their youngsters producing points, but the truth is that they haven’t been crumbling under pressure. They have been hitting a lot of “clutch” shots. They haven’t been shooting very well, but a good effort on the defensive end and a good management of their head coach have been essential.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The truth is that no one would say that the C’s would come here with this advantage.
I know this won’t be a bet that will please a lot of people, but I can imagine the 76ers coming in big here and the Celtics having a sloppier performance.
There was a lot of poor shooting from the home side in the last game and I believe that tonight they will cover the spread.
|Philadelphia 76ers -5.5||