The Philadelphia 76ers opened as slight home favorites at the sportsbooks for Wednesday night as they try to avoid elimination by the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their second-round series.
The Sixers fell into a 3-2 hole in the best-of-seven set on Monday night with a 101-85 blowout loss in Boston, with the Celtics surging to the ATS win as well. Rajon Rondo picked up 14 assists and Kevin Garnett led the way with his intensity.
Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 39-27 and 34-31-1 ATS so far this season, while the 76ers are at 35-31 and 34-32 ATS. In totals betting, the 76ers are 30-36, while the Celtics are 29-37.