Celtics vs. 76ers Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Celtics vs. 76ers Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 3, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (54-28), who are a 7.5-point underdog when they hit the court against Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (57-25) on May 3, 2023. The matchup’s point total is 216.5.

Celtics vs. 76ers Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -349
  • 76ers odds to win: +273
  • Spread: Celtics (-7.5)
  • Total: 216.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: TNT

Who Will Win Celtics vs. 76ers?

Celtics and 76ers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 7.5 points or more, the Celtics have an 18-18-1 record against the spread.

The 76ers are a perfect 3-0 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 16.6 more points per game (233.1) than this game’s over/under of 216.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.8 more points per game, 222.3, than this game’s total of 216.5 points.

The average over/under the Celtics have had in their games this year is 12.9 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average over/under for Philadelphia’s games this season is 9.6 more points than the point total of 216.5 for this outing.

Boston’s ATS record is 44-35-3 this season.

The 76ers are 48-34-0 against the spread this year.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics average 117.9 points per game (fourth in the league) while allowing 111.4 per contest (fourth in the NBA). They have a +535 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 6.5 points per game.

The Celtics grab 45.3 rebounds per game (seventh in the league) while conceding 44 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.3 boards per game.

Boston connects on 4.4 more threes per contest than the opposition, 16 (second-most in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.6.

The Celtics put up 115.7 points per 100 possessions (third in the league), while allowing 108.8 points per 100 possessions (third in the NBA).

The Celtics’ offense has been much better when playing at home (120.5 PPG) compared to away games (115.4 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been better at home (110.5 PPG allowed) compared to road games (112.4 PPG allowed).

76ers Stats & Insights

The 76ers’ +354 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 4.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 115.2 points per game (14th in NBA) while allowing 110.9 per outing (third in league).

Philadelphia ranks 26th in the league at 40.9 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 41.2 its opponents average.

The 76ers make 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league), while their opponents have made 11.6 on average.

The 76ers rank fourth in the league averaging 115.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are eighth, allowing 110.3 points per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Philadelphia is scoring two fewer points per game at home (114.2) than on the road (116.2).

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Tatum averages 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Marcus Smart averages 11.5 points per game and adds 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.

The Celtics get 3.2 three-pointers per game out of Tatum.

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White has 0.9 blocks per contest.

76ers Key Players to Watch

Embiid has the top 76ers spot in two categories among active players: scoring (33.1 points per game) and rebounding (10.2 rebounds per game). He also has 4.2 assists per contest.

James Harden has per-game averages of 21 points, 10.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds this season.

Harden hits 2.8 threes per game.

The 76ers’ defensive effort gets a boost from De’Anthony Melton’s 1.6 steals and Embiid’s 1.7 blocks per game.

Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: 76ers (+ 7.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (216.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 116 – 76ers 112

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