Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers: Game 2 Betting Preview

Series Recap and Pregame Analysis: Celtics vs 76ers

Boston hosts Philadelphia at TD Garden for Game 2. The game begins at 8:00 pm Eastern, with the Celtics hoping to tie up the series. It was the James Harden show in Game 1, as he had an easy time navigating what was supposed to be a strong Celtics defense. Boston could not get it together against Philly and turned the ball over again and again. Late in the game, Harden’s go-ahead shot sunk the Celtics.

All lines and odds courtesy of BetMGM
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Betting Info for Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

Moneyline:  Celtics (-550)

76ers (+400)

Spread: Celtics -9.5 (-105)

76ers +9.5 (-115)

Total: Over 216.5 (-110)

Under 216.5 (-110)

Picks and Predictions for the Celtics vs 76ers

Celtics -9.5 (-105)
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In the 2023 NBA postseason, the Celtics have had some letdown games already, and Game 1 was one of them. If Joe Mazzulla wants to see success from this Boston team, he will have to find the magic lineup like he did in the Game 6 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Grant Williams was the newfound addition, so who will it be in Game 2?

Can the Celtics bounce back against Philadelphia? Doc Rivers outcoached Mazzulla in Game 1, but expect Boston to be attempting a lot of 3-pointers. Jaylen Brown should also be taking a lot more shots in Game 2. With those two changes, expect a double-digit C’s win.

Final Game Prediction, Celtics vs. 76ers

Celtics -9.5

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Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein is a freelance sports journalist and a native of Massachusetts. He attended Washington University in St. Louis when the St. Louis Rams were actually a thing. Adam recently completed his master's and doctorate degrees. In sports, Adam has spent more than 10 years covering the NBA, specifically the Boston Celtics. You can follow him @StatsAdam on Twitter/Threads!

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