Celtics vs. 76ers: Game 4 Prediction, NBA Playoff Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated May 06, 2018

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The 76ers will need to make history if they hope to make good on their quest to reach the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2001.

Boston
55-27
AT
May 07, 2018, 6:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
52-30
Pointspread +6 -115
Moneyline +215
Over / Under o +205.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

Pointspread -6 -105
Moneyline -265
Over / Under u +205.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

The Philadelphia 76ers have gone from second-round series lock to stunning disappointment in just three games. They’ll look to avoid a humiliating sweep Monday night as they host the Boston Celtics in Game 4. The 76ers have fumbled and stumbled their way to a 3-0 series deficit and are coming off a particularly humbling 101-98 home loss in Game 3 – but oddsmakers like their chances of sending the series back to Beantown for a fifth game.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

With no room for error heading into Game 4, the 76ers are comfortable favourites – though they were a nine-point fave in Game 3 and subsequently failed to cover for the fifth time in six games on one day of rest. Boston has been a bettor’s dream for more than two months now, going 22-8 ATS in its previous 30 games while covering in 37 of its previous 54 road games. The Celtics have also covered in six of the past seven head-to-head meetings with the Sixers.

Parlaying the Celtics cover and the over has made bettors a pretty penny of late. Boston has gone above the total in 11 of its past 14 games and is 8-2 O/U in its past 10 after scoring at least 100 points in its previous outing. The 76ers don’t have many strong trends either way from a totals perspective; they’re 2-8-1 O/U in their previous 11 games with one day of rest, but have gone over the number in four of their past five after failing to cover last time out.

Boston Celtics

While there isn’t much sport in betting the Celtics to win the series – they’re a whopping -2,000 going into Game 4 – bettors might find it worth their while to take a shot on the correct series result. You’ll get +200 on Boston completing the four-game sweep Monday night, and +130 on the Celtics finishing off Philadelphia in five games. Bettors are getting +800 odds on the Celtics prevailing in six games, and +700 on Boston outlasting the 76ers in seven.

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers will need to make history if they hope to make good on their quest to reach the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2001. No team has rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win a series in NBA history, though oddmakers are giving the Sixers quite reasonable +700 odds of becoming the first. Considered an NBA finals dark horse entering the second round, the Sixers are now +2,500 to represent the Eastern Conference in the championship.

Celtics vs. 76ers Game 4 Prediction

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