Can the Boston Celtics finally separate themselves from the bottom of the Eastern Conference postseason picture and avoid another foray into the NBA Play-in tournament by season’s end?
Well, the latter question is going to take roughly five more months to truly determine that, but the former could begin to take shape if the Cs can start consistently stringing together wins.
On Sunday, Boston handled the Toronto Raptors on the road, defeating the rebuilding neighbors to the north by double digits on the strength of a spread-out scoring effort–featuring 15+ points from five different Celtics–amidst struggles from Jayson Tatum from the field.
With Robert Williams expected to rejoin the lineup, could Boston knock off Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden as they enter a brutal December stretch featuring four of the current top five teams in the league?
Hardwood Houdini is here to dish out some odds, TV channel info, and a prediction for Wednesday’s action:
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Celtics are a 4.5-point favorite against the Sixers at home. Philadelphia is a +170 road underdog, with the Cs moneyline set at -190. The over/under for the game has been placed at 209.5 points.
Both teams are coming off a win that followed a two-game losing streak.
Celtics vs. 76ers TV channel
Fans can catch this game in-market on NBC Sports Boston or NBC Sports Philadelphia or on NBA TV.
Celtics vs. 76ers prediction
With the Cs ML not yielding much of a return, the spread may be worth a look here. The primary reason why?
We may finally get to see a fully healthy outfit for the first time since November 4th. We’ve seen some gaudy numbers put up by the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and even Franz Wagner in the last few days, so betting on Jayson Tatum having a bounce-back game after his 2-16 clunker up north against the Raps or Jaylen Brown breaking 20 points for the first time since November 3rd against this Philly defense could be money well invested.