The Boston Celtics were able to survive against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of this best of seven series, but the two are far from finished. We make our NBA playoff picks for the clash of Game 2 of these powers in the Atlantic Division on Monday night.
NBA Matchup: #8 Philadelphia 76ers @ #4 Boston Celtics Game 2
Date: Monday, May 14th, 7:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Playoffs Odds: Boston -4
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The Celtics looked like the better of these two teams down the stretch on Saturday night when they met, but the Sixers have proven that they can play. The home team has historically done well in this series though, and we think that this is going to be no exception. This point spread is just far too close to take a chance of playing on Philadelphia though, as we really don’t think that this is anywhere near a 50/50 proposition. Take Boston and lay the short spread to put the 76ers in a world of hurt down 0-2 in this series.
NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics -4