Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celics, the 76ers come home down for 2 games, could not win anything in Boston, but back at the Well Fargo Center things can turn in favor of the home team, they need to win to avoid falling into the hole of 3 -0 against Boston. Visitors know that it will not be easy to win at Philly.
Philadelphia 76ers: It will not be easy to win at home against the Celtics.
The first games were a nightmare, the Celtics had no mercy against them, the first game was clearly in favor of the Celtics, the 76ers could not win a single quarter 101-117. The second game was a little more balanced, Philly won a quarter and the game finished 103-108.
The problem as always has been the defense of the 76ers, the defense is allowing 107.3 points on average, while the team only scores 108.1 on the road. The Celtics are lethal at home, and that was inevitable by the defense of visitors, the only modification was the rotation of the ball in the second game.
The key to this third game is to improve the field goals and the three pointers, at home they are with an effectiveness of 47% and 35.9% each, the defense is little better at home and only allow 103.3 points on average. The best quarter for Philly this season has been the first at home, with an average of 29.4 points, the third quarter with 28.3 points.
Boston Celtics: Winning on the road is possible
The Celtics arrive comfortable to this third game, they know they can win at home 76ers and want to win to sweep them and go to the conference final. Although they know that the 76ers at home have played hard during the regular season.
Boston Celtics is scoring an average of 102.1 points on the road, the field goal below 44.3%, free throw 77.6%, 38% three pointers and 9.64 offensive rebounds. All starters are healthy, excluding Kyrie Irving, which has not been necessary for this series.
The 76ers can win, but the Celtics have already won 2 times at the Wells Fargo Center this season, if the home team defense improves and prevents the Celtics from exceeding the 102.1 point average then the victory will be from the 76ers.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers today on 05/5/2018 is: Take the Boston Celtics OVER 98.5 (TEAM TOTALS)
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