Last Updated on February 8, 2023 7:18 pm by Erwin Noguera
A new week of the NBA is taking its course as the season is already at a late stage. At this moment we have an idea of what the teams are going for. Although some of the usual suspects are at the top of their conferences, as always, there are some surprises on the good and the bad side. After being usually at the low part of the table, the Grizzlies are now fighting for the top of the conference for a second consecutive season, while the champions, GEW, are still at a low point.
In this context, we’ll get a battle between two sides at the top of the East, as the Celtics and 76ers face a crucial duel.
Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET at the TD Garden
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Why bet on the Celtics?
The Boston Celtics are not as dominant as they were a couple of months ago but are still at a level good enough to maintain the top of the conference, although they let the Bucks and their rivals for today get too close. Whatever the case, the TD garden is still a fortress and they just lost one of the last 4 games they had on their home turf.
They come from beating the Pistons in a game where Jayson Tatum was the star he tends to be, getting 34 points, 6 assists, and 11 rebounds. Derrick White also had a good game getting 23 points.
Why bet on the 76ers?
The 76ers are one of the teams with the best streak at this moment in the NBA, having won 8 of their last 10 matches, being surpassed only by their conference rivals, the Bucks, who had won 9 of their last 10 with Antetokoumpo on fire.
However, those two losses came in the last 4 matches so their form may be starting two dwindle at a terrible moment, having to fight for first place in this match. They come from losing to the knicks in a game where Joel Embiid’s 31 points, 3 assists, and 14 rebounds were not enough to beat the squad from the great apple.
Final Betting Analysis: Celtics vs. 76ers
While the 76ers are a powerful side, having to face the leaders as visitors in a moment when they have started to lose some games again may be too much, although the idea of assaulting the first place could fire them enough to get the upset.
The Celtics come with a -149 favoritism, while Philadelphia is the underdog at +121.
Boston is not otherwordly at this moment and can be beaten, but we think that they have enough weapons to contain their foes and maintain the lead at least for a bit longer.
Go for a win for the Boston Celtics. If you bet $100 for the Celtics’ win at -149 you’ll get $67,11 for a total payout of $167,11.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Pick: Boston Celtics