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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Odds - August 16

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Aug/16/2020

The Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs featured a line of Celtics -5.5BetOnline is offering a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $1000)

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TIME: 6:30. ET. TV: ESPN

Action and Line Movement

The line on this game had not come off the -5.5.

What Sagarin Says

Sagarin suggests the line should be Boston -2 but Sagarin does not account for injuries right away.

Hot Trends

  • Philadelphia has won four of the last five in this series.  They did lose the last game back in February.

Preview

The Sixers All-Star guard Ben Simmons sidelined following knee surgery.

"In the games that Simmons hasn't played, they're the No. 1 offense in the league," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "The spacing, the shooting around [Joel] Embiid posting, the ability to play big with both Embiid and Al (Horford). ... A bunch of shooters around them makes them very tough."

(Field Level Media, Associated Press Used for This Report)

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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