Still Processing...Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics - Game 5 Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers survived to play another day. Philly beat Boston 103-92 Monday night at the TD Garden to force Game 5. They'll be looking to stretch the series yet again with a win on Wednesday night. With Cleveland completing their sweep of the Raptors last night, they await the winner of this series for the Eastern Conference Finals.

The pressure is on Philadelphia as every game is 'win or go home'.

The 76ers finally got a little bit of their swag back Monday night. T.J. McConnell was solid for Philadelphia with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Him and Dario Saric were the keys to the game. Ben Simmons also showed up for the first time in the series. The Sixers led the game at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter.

Joel Embiid is the real key for the Philadelphia. The Celtics can't guard him when push comes to shove, and there was a lot of pushing and shoving in Game 4 with Embiid and Terry Rozier going after each other. The former Kansas big man scored 15 and ripped down 13 boards, but his lane approach was the biggest key to the game.

Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics would not blow a 3-0 lead. Would they? The Celtics are looking to get back to the Eastern Conference Finals. A season ago, the Celtics took on the Cavaliers and lost despite having home court advantage. It's amazing how solid they've looked all postseason while missing their two biggest stars: Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.

Marcus Morris is a huge key for the Celtics, but can you trust him? The crazy Boston forward has a quick trigger and seems to be on the brink of losing it. Joel Embiid was caught on camera telling Morris that they're in his head. It will be interesting to see how the coaching of Stevens keeps him in check and gets the Celtics back on track. Another huge key - the Celtics have yet to lose a game in Boston this postseason.

Personally, I think that changes. Maybe I am sipping the kool-aid of the Philadelphia 76ers, but still think their talent shines through and makes this a series. With a Game 5 win, the 76ers would have a chance to tie the series at home. Boston would start feeling the pressure. It's important that Philadelphia get off to a good start in this game and not play from behind. If the 76ers have to play from behind, they'll be in big trouble. Take the 76ers to win this game and move to Game 6 on Friday. Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 over the Boston Celtics.