Celtics 76ers Game 1 Preview, Betting Odds & Prediction

The Celtics open as 6 1/2 point favorites over the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers according to the online sportsbook Betonline.ag.

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The NBA Playoffs set to begin on Monday with the Celtics opening up as 6 1/2 point favorites over the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers according to the online sportsbook Betonline.ag.

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  • Celtics vs. Sixers spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Celtics vs. Sixers over-under: 218. points
  • Celtics vs. Sixers money line: 76ers +230, Celtics -270

Tip-off from HP Field House in Orlando, is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Celtics enter the game almost fully healthy with only rookie Romeo Langford iffy with a wrist injury. The 76ers are of course without Ben Simmons who is out for the season with a knee injury.

Who earned time in the NBA Playoffs? Will the 76ers stand a chance without Ben Simmons and with a hobbled Joel Embiid? Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman look ahead to Boston's rotation questions and playoff opponent on the last day of the regular season. 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

Philadelphia beat Boston in three of four games during the regular season, with the Celtics only win coming in their last meeting back on February 1st, 116-95.

The Celtics last faced Philly in the playoffs back in 2018 without star guard Kyrie Irving. The Celtics won that series 4-1 advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston has also won 18 of the last 24 regular-season matchups.

Celtics vs 76ers Preview: Is This Best Matchup For Boston? | Garden ReportThe Boston Celtics are locked in to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the playoffs and will likely be playing the No. 6 Philadelphia 76ers. Ben Simmons is out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, so is this the best possible matchup for Boston?Sierra Goodwill, Jimmy Toscano and Bobby Manning discuss how the Celtics will try to contain Joel Embiid.

THE SKINNY

The 76ers have a massive size advantage over the 76ers with Joel Embiid and former green teamer Al Horford. However the loss of Simmons – while sometimes beneficial to the Sixers  offense – really makes it tough for the 76ers to matchup up with Boston’s athletic versatile wings. Also the Celtics best players are as healthy as they’ve been all season. The emergence of Robert Williams as a rotational big also adds an element missing during the majority of the regular season.

PREDICTION

Embiid will get his but the Celtics are clicking at the right time with Kemba Walker looking great and Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown & Gordon Hayward all capable of dropping 30 any given night. Look for the momentum to continue tonight.

Celtics 119, 76ers 108