Celtics vs. 76ers

  • The Celtics are two-point favorites over the Sixers for their first game of the season and have -130 odds to open the season at home with a win.
  • Since the 2019 season, the Celtics have gone 2-3 SU against the Sixers and have gone 1-4 ATS, when playing in TD Garden.
  • The Celtics have the second shortest preseason odds to win the NBA Finals at +600, while the Sixers have +1500 odds.

BOSTON – The 2022-23 NBA season kicks off tonight with the Boston Celtics hosting and being two-point favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers. Both of these teams have short odds to win the East at Bovada and have optimism for their 2022-23 season.

Moneyline Odds

  • Boston -130
  • Philadelphia +110

Since the beginning of the 2019 season, the Celtics have played 13 regular season games against the 76ers and have only won four of them. Five of these games were played in Boston, with the Celtics going 2-3 SU in these games and 1-4 ATS.

During the 2021-22 season, the Celtics covered the spread in 10 of their 19 games played on the road as the betting underdog. Being only two-point underdogs for their first game of the 2022 season, a healthy Sixers team has favorable odds for legal NBA betting to cover and win SU.

Philadelphia ended the 2021-22 season as the second-best team SU when playing on the road with a record of 29-18. They have a chance to start their 2022-23 season on the same note in TD Garden on opening night.

Breaking Down the Sixers Offseason

James Harden joined the Sixers mid-season last year but will be getting his first full year with Philadelphia. Harden participated in a full offseason training camp with the 76ers and is fully healthy to start the season for the first time since he was in Houston.

During the 2021-22 season, Harden still managed to average 22 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, and 10.3 assists. Harden is expected to be even more productive for the Sixers this season and was reunited with his old Rockets teammate PJ Tucker over the offseason.

Joel Embiid is also starting the season fully healthy and the 2022 runner-up MVP makes the Sixers a threat for every game line and future wager.

Sixers Opening Day Future Odds

  • NBA Finals +1500
  • Eastern Conference +750
  • Atlantic Division +275

Breaking Down the Celtics Offseason

While the Celtics are coming off of a trip to the NBA Finals and an Eastern Conference Championship, they have had to deal with some distractions during their short offseason. After reports of a relationship between Ime Udoka and another employee, Joe Mazzulla will be making his debut as the Celtic’s new interim head coach and he will be leading the Celtics for the 2022-23 season.

Before the announcement of their head coach’s yearlong suspension, the Celtics were the preseason favorite at legal betting sites to win the NBA Finals. The Celtics also added even more depth to their bench for the 2022 season by signing Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari to their roster but Gallinari has torn his ACL and will miss his full season in Boston.

Jayson Tatum is coming off a record season, where he averaged 26.9 PPG and 8.0 APG, and will be leading the Celtics into their fight back to the NBA Finals, which all starts against their Philly rival.

Celtics Opening Day Future Odds

  • NBA Finals +600
  • Eastern Conference +280
  • Atlantic Division +130
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