O'Sullivan's Monday NBA Picks: Sixers vs Celtics, as Covid wreaks havoc on rosters

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O'Sullivan's Monday NBA Picks: Sixers vs Celtics, as Covid wreaks havoc on rosters

Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, 7:30 pm Eastern.

Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 NBA Season so far: 92-111-2, -$326.17

(Standing Caveat: The universe is chaotic. Life is unpredictable. Things happen. Like injuries. In following Seattle O’Sullivan’s betting advice, be advised that you should always monitor your bets during the day to make certain unforeseen things have not occurred which might change your wagering opinion. Thank you.)

Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, 7:30 pm Eastern

The Pick: Boston -156, bet $23.40 to win $15

The resurgence of COVID cases, quarantines, protocols, etc., has thrown everything into chaos. Obviously, my gambling is not the most important thing, here. But with me trying to build back slowly, the plays I’m making until things cool down will be even more conservative. That means limited plays and taking moneylines when they’re not too expensive. We’re trying to come through this stretch unscathed. In that vein, I’m taking a Boston team who simply seems a little less depleted than Philadelphia. The injury reports for both teams (and for every team in the NBA) are, uh, extensive. The Celtics are 12-5 as favorites this season. They’re also at home tonight, where they’re 8-2 in the last 10 games and 8-5 overall this year. The price is reasonable, and I think the Sixers are relying too much on Joel Embiid to be good long-term.

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