On Monday night, basketball fans will watch the 76ers vs Celtics live stream online and televised coverage. game 1 of their second-round NBA Playoffs [VIDEO] series tips off in Boston, as Philadelphia will enter as the favorite to win the game and series. However, fans inside the home arena tonight will be trying to get their depleted team revved up for an upset. Here's the latest game preview with matchup odds, TV start time, channel, and how to watch the 76ers vs Celtics live streaming online Monday night.

Game 1 preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the hottest teams this postseason after they charged into the playoffs behind their star rookie Ben Simmons, as well as behind contributions from limited rookie Markelle Fultz.

They now have Joel Embiid back as well, and the All-Star center will look to dominate against a hurt Celtics team. Philadelphia defeated the Miami Heat [VIDEO] in relatively quick fashion and then awaited this next opponent. The fans were chanting for the Boston team which, despite being without two All-Star players, still has Al Horford and Jayson Tatum. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will also try to bring their talents to the court in order to boost their team's chances in this series.

In an ESPN preview of tonight's game, it's mentioned that 76ers head coach Brett Brown doesn't see the Boston Celtics as a pushover. He credits them as being an "excellent defensive team" that is also "clever offensively." The Celtics have been limited because of Kyrie Irving's injury which took them out of the conversation as true contenders in the East.

However, they were able to take out the Milwaukee Bucks in a hard-fought series that went the limit. For tonight's game, they are hoping to have Jaylen Brown on the court, but he is considered "doubtful" after tweaking his hamstring in that Game 7 win.

The Odds Shark website has a consensus of 4.5 points in favor of the visitors for tonight's game. This is based on the fact that Boston is without star players Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, but also because the Celtics (+170) are coming off less rest after their seven-game series against Milwaukee. The rested 76ers are at -200 on the moneyline for several books with the points total at 205 for the game.

How to watch live

Nba Playoffs Game 1 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics is scheduled to start at 8 PM Eastern Time. Live televised game coverage will be available on the TNT network around the United States. Live streaming feeds are available to cable and satellite customers via the TNTDrama website or any of their compatible apps.

For other viewers, the best way to see the 76ers vs Celtics live streaming online is via a channel streaming service. These include DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. Each of these services may offer TNT as part of its live streaming channel lineup. Some of the services also offer free trial offers for new customers. Visit the specific website for the service in order to find out how to sign up and watch tonight's game live online.