Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 3 Betting Odds, Preview & Prediction

The Celtics are favored to beat the 76ers in game 3 according to the online sports book Betonline.ag

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The Boston Celtics looking to drop the hammer on the Philadelphia 76ers heading into Friday night’s game 3.

The Celtics are 5 1/2 point favorites heading into Game 2 according to the online sportsbook Betonline.ag.  The over under is up from game 2. Tip-off from HP Field House in Orlando, is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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  • Celtics vs. Sixers spread: Celtics -5.5
  • Celtics vs. Sixers over-under: 216.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Sixers money line: 76ers +200, Celtics -240

THE SKINNY

The Celtics are coming off a 128-111 blowout win in game 2 – their first without Gordon Hayward who is out 4 weeks with a grade 3 ankle sprain. The 76ers meanwhile are reeling after getting demolished in game 2. the 76ers tried some personnel changes which did not work and now head coach Brett Brown is searching for answers.

The 76ers' drop coverage blew up in their face, as an early effort from Joel Embiid slid into a massive faltering against the Celtics' bench unit. Enes Kanter, Brad Wanamaker, Romeo Langford and Grant Williams drove a +24 swing for the Celtics during the second quarter that made Philadelphia falter the rest of the night toward an eventual 27-point loss. Jayson Tatum dropped 33 points on 8-of-12 shooting from three, while Al Horford and Matisse Thybulle combined for only 6 points amid Philly's lineup shuffling. What is wrong with the 76ers? Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon discussed on The Garden Report.The CLNS Media Network is the leading provider for video/audio content. CLNS is a fully credentialed member of the media with access to all NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB teams & venues.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------VISIT US AT https://clnsmedia.comFor CLNS Media Production Studio, go to http://youtube.com/clnsmediaFollow CLNS Media on Twitter - @CLNSMediaFollow CLNS Media on Facebook - http://facebook.com/clnsmediaFollow CLNS Media on INSTA - http://Instagram.com/clnsmediaDownload the FREE CLNS Media mobile app for iOS & GooglePlay

Philly has ben a mess all season. It’s obvious even when healthy that this is a mismatched group of talent. Joel Embiid has done everything he can through two games but the 76ers supporting cast without the injured Ben Simmons has come up way short.

PREDICTION

The Celtics are playing well on both end of the floor. The 76ers played their best basketball for a quarter in game 2 and still only led by 6 and were then run off the floor over the final 3 frames. Philadelphia has no answers for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown or Kemba Walker. Embiid and others body language indicated this is a team who knows their limitations and may already be dreaming of life back outside the bubble.

Expect Boston to win this one going away and put the 76ers on the precipice of elimination.

Celtics 122, 76ers 104

Jayson Tatum started his first NBA Playoff run as the Celtics' best player with back-to-back 30 point performances. After an 8-for-12 three point shower over the 76ers in another blowout, bolstering Tatum's shooting split at 50% in the bubble, how high do we have to consider him among the NBA's best? Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon weigh him against his current rival Joel Embiid on the Garden Report.