Celtics looking to tie series

After loosing Game 1 at home, Boston needs the W tonight to avoid the risk of being swept in Philadelphia


The series between the two best teams left in the Playoffs will have its Game 2 tonight. And after losing at home in Game 1, the Boston Celtics are looking to tie the series tonight by beating the Philadelphia 76ers, playing once again in Boston. If Philly wins tonight they will have the chance to sweep the series playing twice at home in Games 3 and 4.

After sitting out on Game 1 and being nominated the regular season MVP yesterday, Joel Embiid is probably coming back to the court tonight. This is great news to the 76ers fans but not so much for the Celtics. If that happens, the chances of us seeing a second win for Philly will slightly go up.

Meanwhile, the Celtics are counting on the home actor to bounce back in the series tonight. After the Milwaukee Bucks' elimination, the Celtics are now the team with the best record in the regular season remaining in the playoffs. The 76ers are the second-best.

Injury Report

As we already mentioned, Joel Embiid is most likely coming back tonight. He is dealing with a knee injury and is in a day-to-day situation. On the Celtics’ side, Marcus Smart is questionable for tonight’s game with a chest contusion.

Bets

Playing at home and having a “must-win” higher than Philadelphia, the Celtics are favoured by 8 points tonight. The over/under is set at 217 points, which is a little low considering the two teams involved. Check out our best predictions for this game.

  • PHI 76ers +8.0 (1.90)
  • Over 217.0 points
  • Jaysun Tatum over 29.5 points (1.80)
  • Jayson Tatum over 4.5 assists (1.86)
  • Joel Embiid over 9.5 rebounds (1.95)
  • Joel Embiid has a double-double (2.05)
  • James Harden over 29.5 points and assists combined (1.86)
  • Tyrese Maxey under 2.5 three-pointers made (2.10)
  • Boston Celtics over 112.5 points (1.86)
  • Joel Embiid 15+ rebounds (13.25)

Game Details

  • Venue: TD Garden, Boston
  • Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Broadcast: TNT