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Celtics Sixers Game 2 Betting

The Boston Celtics will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night when those teams meet again on the hardwood.

The Celtics won 92-91 at home in Game 1 of the series on Saturday night, but failed to cover the 5.5-point spread on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Kevin Garnett tossed in 29 points for the Celtics.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 34-32 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 34-31-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 30-36 against the total, while Boston is 29-37 versus the number.

View Philadelphia vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Celtics are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark including BetOnline, with the total listed at 174 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Celtics and the No. 6-rated 76ers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-94 win for the 76ers on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 91.8 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 3 at 89.4 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 93 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 92-91 loser as they battled the Celtics on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 183 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The 76ers got 19 points from Andre Iguodala, but it was Boston that prevailed in a 92-91 final on Saturday at TD Garden.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

 

A few 76ers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Boston, Wednesday, May 16
Boston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 16

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