By Harvey Hoffman
The Sixers open the playoffs next Monday at 6:30 pm against the Celtics in the Disney bubble.
The Sixers (42-30) are the Eastern Conference’s No. 6 seed. The Celtics (48-24) are the third seed.
The winner of the series will face the victor of the series between the No. 2 seed Toronto Raptors and No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets in the second round.
Game 2 will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Game 3 will be the same time Friday. Game 4 is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 23. All four will be played at The Field House on at the Walt Disney World sports campus.
The times for Games 5 (Aug. 25), Game 6 (Aug 27), and Game 7 (Aug. 29) are too be determined.
And Vegas oddsmakers are pretty confident the Celtics will win their fifth straight playoff series versus the Sixers.
Here are the latest betting lines for this Round 1 matchup, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Celtics to win series: -375
Sixers to win series: +270