Boston was written off for dead at the start of the NBA Playoffs. Their top scorer Kyrie Irving will be out for the entire playoffs. Gamblers rightly questioned where the Celtics offense would come from. Head coach Brad Stevens determined that a team approach was the path to success. Stevens is proving to be the ultimate NBA betting online asset. He has his team on the cusp of a second straight berth into the Eastern Conference Finals. Philadelphia is stunned. They have let the Celtics off the hook time and again. A winnable playoff series is about to blow.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 4
Date and Time: Monday, May, 7, 2018, 6 p.m. Eastern
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: 76ers -6.5, Over/Under 204, 76ers -270, Celtics +230
Celtics vs. 76ers TV Coverage: TNT
Boston holds a 3-0 lead in their playoff series with Philadelphia. They will clinch the series with one more win. If necessary game five would be at Boston Wednesday. The Sixers would get home court for Game six. Beantown is the site for a potential game seven. Game three saw the Celtics get the money in a 101-98 win. The 76ers were 9.5-point favorites. Forward Jason Tatum led all scorers with 24 points for the winning side. Boston has come away with the money in all three games in this series. Two of those games over the total.
Playoff action has shown Boston to be a highly profitable team. The Celtics have covered eight of their ten NBA betting online matchups. Seven out of those ten games also went over the total. Defense has been their ticket to profitability. Boston boasts the top ranked playoff defense of all remaining teams. Offensively four players are averaging 17 points per game or better. Guard Terry Rozier leads the team with 19 points per game. Al Horford is contributing 18 points and nine rebounds per game. The Celtics are a great example of the whole being greater than the sum of parts.
Brad Sevens has shut down any doubts about his coaching ability. He arrived as a 37-year-old baby faced college mentor. Many laughed at the hire. A 25-57 rookie year record added fuel to the fire. But then slowly the Celtics took off under his leadership. General manager Danny Ainge has been vindicated. Hiring Stevens took a lot of courage.
Philadelphia has also been a tremendous sportsbook success story. The 76ers are just two years removed from a 10-72 season. Bryan Colangelo is the reason for the turnaround. Colangelo was hired as general manager after that disaster of a season. Instant credibility came to the franchise upon his arrival. Despite this playoff series the Sixers are all future. Unlimited upside is theirs due to a talented young roster. Center Joel Embiid has emerged as a dominant force. Embiid has 22 points and 13 rebounds per game in the playoffs.
Matchup to Watch
The wrong team is favorite here. Boston has clearly demonstrated their NBA betting online value. Philadelphia should consider this a valuable lesson for the future. Veteran experience and Stevens give the Celtics the edge.
Celtics vs. 76ers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Boston is the pick to close the series!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 99, 76ers 97
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