The 2nd Seed, Boston Celtics (57-25, 25-16 Away) are going through elimination in opposition to the third Seed Philadelphia 76ers (54-28, 29-12 Dwelling). Philadelphia leads the collection 3-2 and has house courtroom benefit. These two groups will play tonight at 7:30 PM EST, at Wells Fargo Heart, positioned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The matchup will air on ESPN. In case you are in search of one of the best betting odds and stats, right here is info to know:
NBA Championship Odds:
Philadelphia 76ers: +340.
Boston Celtics: +390.
NBA Convention Semifinals.
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Recreation 6).
Unfold: Boston -2.5, Philadelphia: +2.5.
PF Danilo Gallinari (OUT): Knee.
C Joel Embiid (Questionable): Knee.
Jayson Tatum Over 4.5 Assists.
Jayson Tatum could also be in a stoop capturing sensible; nevertheless, he’s had his fair proportion of rebounds and assists on this collection. Tatum has 11 Assists within the final 2 video games and hit 5 assists in 4 of the 5 video games in opposition to the 76ers. As well as, Jayson Tatum averages 6 Assists on the Wells Fargo Heart this Submit Season, and 6.3 Assists in opposition to Philadelphia this season. Though Tatum drives to the basket, and finds himself in bother at instances, he can discover the open man along with his athleticism.
Boston is going through elimination, and shot solely 31 % from the Three, and 39 % from the sector final sport. I count on Boston to shoot higher this sport, and for Tatum to seek out the open man. If Al Horford can house the ground, count on Tatum not solely to attain, however to drive and kick out to the open participant. As well as, he averages 4.9 Assists on the street this season, and Tatum’s fee for 4.5 Assists is 50 % this season. Give me Tatum OVER 4.5 Assists.
Jayson Tatum Over 29.5 Factors
It was exhausting for me to select this given Tatum is struggling, particularly along with his capturing. Nonetheless, I can’t neglect Tatum’s 46 Level Efficiency in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks in final yr’s playoffs to pressure Recreation 7.
Tatum hit over 30 factors, together with Recreation 1 and Recreation 5. Though Jayson Tatum struggled at first of the final sport, he completed with 27 Photographs Tried, and 36 Factors. As well as, he shot 3-11 from the Three. If he’s chilly from downtown this sport, I absolutely count on him to drive to the lane, draw fouls like final sport, and alter his sport primarily based off potential struggles.
Jayson Tatum completed with 24 Factors in Recreation 4, and 27 factors in Recreation 3. He additionally struggled in these video games, capturing a mixed 4-17 from the Three.
Tatum averaged 30.1 Factors within the common season, and solely 21 Factors in opposition to the 76ers. As well as, he’s averaging 26.9 Factors Per Recreation within the Submit Season, and 28.6 factors on the street.
I feel Tatum and Brown will carry the Celtics tonight. It’s exhausting to ascertain Tatum capturing lower than he did final sport. I absolutely count on him to play and shoot higher given it’s an elimination sport. This yr, Tatum’s below hit fee for 30.5 Factors is 49 %. Give me Jayson Tatum OVER 29.5 Factors.
Jaylen Brown Over 5.5 Rebounds
NBA Analyst Doris Burke stated it one of the best, “I feel Jaylen Brown has closed the hole somewhat bit by way of the distinction stage between he and Jayson Tatum. (@GetupESPN).
There’s no cause to not belief Jaylen Brown right here. Though he struggled final yr, particularly with turning the ball over, Brown is taking part in good basketball. Brown grabbed 6 Rebounds final sport, and 16 within the final Three Video games. Embiid solely had 7 Rebounds final sport, and it is going to be essential for Al Horford to house the ground and pull Joel Embiid out of the paint. This provides alternatives for guys like Brown and Tatum to seize the boards.
Although Jaylen Brown is 6’6, he’s proven he’s been in a position to seize boards sport after sport. Brown averaged 6.6 Rebounds this season, 6.9 Rebounds on the street, and 5.2 within the Submit Season. Though Jaylen Brown solely averaged 3 Rebounds in opposition to Philadelphia this season, he’s been aggressive, particularly down under this collection. With the season on the road, I like Jaylen Brown OVER 5.5 Rebounds.
Tyrese Maxey Below 2.5 Threes
We’ve seen how useful Tyrese Maxey is to the 76ers within the final playoffs and this yr. He’s averaging 20 factors Per Recreation each within the common season and the Playoffs. As well as, Maxey is capturing 41.4 % from the Three within the Playoffs, and 38.2 % in Dwelling Video games. In his final 10 video games, Maxey is averaging 22.3 Factors, and 53 % from the Three.
Maxey had a monstrous 30 Factors in Recreation 5, and 26 Factors in Recreation 1. Maxey shot a formidable 6-12 from the Three final sport, 2-6 in Recreation 4, and 3-9 in Recreation 3. As well as, Maxey added greater than 2.5 threes in 3 out of the 4 video games in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets. Nonetheless, in Video games 2-4 in opposition to the Celtics, Maxey shot below 35 % from the Three in all these video games. Total, Tyrese Maxey solely hit over 2.5 Three Pointers in 2 of the 5 video games in opposition to Boston.
Tyrese Maxey’s below hit fee is 55 %, and I feel Boston will play tight protection, particularly in an elimination sport. The Celtics must decide up on screens and stop Maxey from capturing off the screens and within the nook. I Like Tyrese Maxey UNDER 2.5 Threes.
PJ Tucker Over 4.5 Rebounds
PJ Tucker is a good defensive acquisition for the 76ers. Tucker has playoff expertise and is an NBA seasoned Veteran. In 4 common season video games in opposition to Boston, Tucker averaged 6.5 Rebounds Per Recreation, and is averaging 4.5 boards at house. As well as, PJ Tucker averages 5.2 Rebounds within the Playoffs.
PJ Tucker grabbed 7 Rebounds in Recreation 5, 4 in Recreation 2, and 5 in Recreation 1. In fact, Joel Embiid was out for Recreation 1. Additionally, when Tucker performs over 32 minutes in opposition to Boston on this collection, he hits that 4.5 rebound mark. Though PJ Tucker’s over hit fee is simply 37 %, I count on him to be a defensive presence in Recreation 6. I like PJ Tucker OVER 4.5 Rebounds.
James Harden OVER 20.5 Factors
James Harden is without doubt one of the finest guards to shoot the Three Level Shot, particularly step again threes. He’s gained video games for the 76ers this Collection, and different instances he’s been hardly an element.
Harden Scored 45 factors in Recreation 1, and 42 Factors in Recreation 4. Harden added 17 factors in Recreation 5, 16 in Recreation 3, and solely 12 Factors in Recreation 2. Though the 76ers depend on Joel Embiid, Harden is a big asset to this workforce, and knocks down very important three-point photographs in essential moments.
In Recreation 5, Harden scored 17 Factors, and solely tried 8 photographs. Within the 40 plus video games, James Harden averaged between 23 and 30 photographs taken. He’s averaging 20.8 Factors Per Recreation at house, 25.5 Factors vs. Boston this Season, and 22.3 Factors within the Submit season. Moreover, Harden’s below hit fee is 52 % for 20.5 Factors. I like James Harden OVER 20.5 Factors.
•Boston averages 117.7 factors per sport.
•Philadelphia averages 106 factors per sport.
•Boston ranks ninth in factors allowed with 112.2 opponents factors per sport.
•Philadelphia ranks 4th in factors allowed with 104.2 opponents factors per sport.
•Boston ranks tenth in rebounds per sport with 43.5.
•Philadelphia ranks fifth in rebounds per sport with +1.7.
•Boston ranks 2nd in level differential at +5.5.
•Philadelphia ranks sixth in level differential at +2.3.
•Boston ranks 2nd in blocked photographs with 6.8 per sport.
•Philadelphia ranks 4th in blocked photographs with 4.9 per sport.
•Boston averages 38.8 % from the 3-point vary, whereas Philadelphia averages 39.1 from the 3-point vary.
LAST 10 GAMES + GAME PREDICTION
SPREAD: Boston -2.5
-Boston lined the unfold in 5 of their final 10 video games.
-Philadelphia lined the unfold in 8 of their final 10 video games.
–Boston has a 52-41-0 record ATS this season.
-Philadelphia has a 53-36-2 report ATS this season.
–Philadelphia is 27-17-1 in HOME video games ATS this season.
-Boston is 25-21-0 in AWAY video games ATS this season.
MONEY LINE: Boston ML
-Boston gained the Cash Line 5 out of their final 10 video games.
-Philadelphia gained the Cash Line 8 of their final 10 video games.
-Boston Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +2.1.
-Philadelphia Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +1.24.
-Boston Total O/U Report: 22-23-1.
–Philadelphia Total O/U Report: 24-20-1.
-Boston hit the OVER 8 instances of their final 10 video games.
-Philadelphia hit the OVER 6 instances of their final 10 video games.
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