Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets For Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5 – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets For Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5 – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Boston Celtics (57-25) are 8-point favorites as they prepare to take the court against the Philadelphia 76ers (54-28) on May 9, 2023. The game features an over/under of 213.5.

Celtics vs. 76ers Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -334
  • 76ers odds to win: +263
  • Spread: Celtics (-8)
  • Total: 213.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:30 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

The Celtics have a 16-15-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 8 points or more.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 8 points or more, the 76ers have a 3-0 record against the spread.

Between them, these two teams average 19.6 more points per game (233.1) than this game’s total (213.5).

Boston and Philadelphia have seen its opponents average a combined 8.8 more points per game than the point total of 213.5 set for this outing.

The average total for Celtics games this year is 15.9 more points than the over/under of 213.5 in this game.

The average over/under for Philadelphia’s games this season is 12.6 more points than the point total of 213.5 in this outing.

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

The 76ers have a 48-34-0 record against the spread this year.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics have a +535 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.5 points per game. They’re putting up 117.9 points per game to rank fourth in the league and are giving up 111.4 per outing to rank fourth in the NBA.

The Celtics win the rebound battle by 1.3 boards on average. They collect 45.3 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the league, while their opponents pull down 44 per outing.

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

The Celtics average 115.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (third in the league), and allow 108.8 points per 100 possessions (third in the NBA).

So far in the 2022-23 campaign, the Celtics are scoring 5.1 more points per home game on average than on the road (120.5 at home, 115.4 on the road), but are conceding 1.9 fewer points per home game compared to road games (110.5 at home, 112.4 on the road).

76ers Stats & Insights

The 76ers have a +354 scoring differential, topping opponents by 4.3 points per game. They’re putting up 115.2 points per game, 14th in the league, and are allowing 110.9 per contest to rank third in the NBA.

Philadelphia grabs 40.9 rebounds per game (26th in league), compared to the 41.2 of its opponents.

The 76ers connect on 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 11.6. They shoot 38.7% from deep, and their opponents shoot 34.8%.

The 76ers rank fourth in the NBA with 115.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and eighth defensively with 110.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home Philadelphia is putting up 114.2 points per game, two fewer points than it is averaging on the road (116.2).

Celtics Key Players to Watch

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

Marcus Smart contributes with 3.1 boards and 6.3 assists per game in addition to his 11.5 PPG scoring average.

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

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

76ers Key Players to Watch

Joel Embiid has been among the team’s best in both scoring (33.1 points per game) and rebounding (10.2 rebounds per game) while adding 4.2 assists per contest.

James Harden’s per-game averages this season are 21 points, 10.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds.

Harden cashes in on 2.8 treys per game.

De’Anthony Melton’s 1.6 steals and Embiid’s 1.7 blocks per game are important to the 76ers’ defensive effort.

Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: 76ers (+ 8)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (213.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 116 – 76ers 111

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