Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Predictions For Game 4

The 76ers have a titanic undertaking ahead of them if they’re to make the Eastern Conference final. Can they dig themselves out of a 0-3 hole? Keep reading for Game 4’s Celtics vs 76ers predictions.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

  • When: May 07, 2018, 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center
  • Spread: 76ers -6.5
  • Over/Under: 205
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Betting on the 76ers

Despite all the hype, the 76ers have plummeted like a stone into Davy Jones’ locker. At this point, it looks like they’re going to drown.

Today’s game is a must win if they don’t want to be heading back home which is probably the reason why the spread favors them by 6.5 points.

The problem is, no team has come back from a 0-3 hole to win a series in NBA history. However, at +543 oddsmakers seem to give the 76ers some hope they’ll snatch the series away from Boston.

Philadelphia started the second round as an NBA finals dark horse, but now their odds to win the Eastern Conference championship is at +6000.

The onus is on Joel Embiid tonight; even if he’s been putting up good numbers in games, Embiid scored twenty-two points, made two assists, and grabbed nineteen rebounds, one steal and one block with 3 turnovers, he’ll have to at least double that if he hopes to lead his team to victory.

Rookie Ben Simmons got the jitters in Game 3 and had a few turnovers which might have cost the game. If T.J. McConnell starts tonight, this is probably the reason why.

The team also needs a better effort from Marco Belinelli and JJ Redick. They combined for 30 points and five 3-pointers and Belinelli scored a game-tying jumper which sent the game into overtime.

However, they jumped the gun by celebrating early when they tied the game. Unless you've actually won, you should celebrate. 

Betting on the Celtics

Boston has been an ATS bettor’s dream lately. Over the last 30 games, the C’s have gone 22-8 ATS whiles covering in 37 of their previous 54 road games.

Coach Brad Stevens has been the wizard who has somehow managed to take the Celtics to a 3-0 lead despite all of the injuries that have kept key players such as Kyrie Irving from playing in this series.

The Celtics lost Kyrie Irving in March, and Stevens changed the team by inserting Terry Rozier into the starting lineup while funneling more of the offense to Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.

It’s Stevens’ foresight, and fantastic ability to call good plays such as the one you can see below in Game 3, that has made the Celtics into a team which pulls wins out of their hats seemingly without difficulty.  

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The Celtics’ tactics have been spot on and they’ve executed whatever Stevens cooks up on the fly. The result is obvious and it’s deadly effective for winning games.

For this series, it appears as if the Celtics have figured out the 76ers. And, it looks like they’ll head to the Eastern Conference finals where we’ll get to see more of Stevens’ magic.

Celtics vs 76ers Betting Trends

  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 14 games
  • Philadelphia is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Philadelphia is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
  • Philadelphia is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Game Prediction: I don’t see the 76ers getting themselves out of this one. Though oddsmakers are giving them 6.5 points, they’re heading back home tomorrow. It’s Celtics +6.5 for me. 

 
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