The Boston Celtics travel to Philadelphia in hopes of sweeping the Sixers in the regular season.
Philadelphia is hoping to regain some momentum ahead of the postseason next week after losing at Milwaukee on Sunday in a potential playoff preview. Now, it faces the next best team in the Eastern Conference in the Celtics, who have taken the first three meetings this season.
Can Joel Embiid stamp his MVP campaign with an impressive home win? Let’s check out the odds and find the best bet:
Celtics vs. Sixers odds, spread and total
Celtics vs. Sixers prediction and pick
The Sixers couldn’t find its footing against the Bucks on Sunday, but I think we see some natural regression on Tuesday night. On the other side, the Celtics played arguably its best game of the season, throttling that same Milwaukee team by 41 points last Thursday.
I believe that the Celtics destruction, and win against the Jazz over the weekend, is playing a role in this point spread. Further, the recent results is overrating that the Celtics will be without Robert Williams on Tuesday, the team’s best threat to slow down Embiid.
The big man has been battling a lingering calf injury lately, but he is still averaging over 30 points and 11 rebounds over his last 10 games. Not to mention, the last time these two met, Embiid was at his best, scoring 41 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out five assists and blocking three shots.
The Celtics won the first three games of this season series, but all of them have been single digit margins. I think the Sixers get the better of their Atlantic Division rival on Tuesday and get an impressive win ahead of the postseason.
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