The series shifts to Philadephia for Game 3 of the playoff series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. Up to date odds for this game can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
Head to head, the Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia, while the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Celtics on the other hand are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games, but just 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games.
The first two games of this series have been decided by one point each in what has been as closely contested of a series as you can get. In Game One it was Boston who prevailed 92-91 behind the solid play of Kevin Garnett and the triple double of Rajon Rondo. The 76ers bounced back in Game 2 on Monday. They were spurred by a third quarter in which they outscored the Celtics 21-11. The Celtics staged a comeback in the fourth quarter that felt a little short and the 76ers escaped with an 82-81 win. We now sit tied at one game apiece as the scene shifts to Philly for Game 3.
Logic would dictate that the Celtics will need to get one of these games to win the series, but which one will it be? We are obviously expecting another close game tonight like we saw in the first two games. We feel the Celtics will pull this one out as the slight underdog at best sports books.