Joel Embiid’s Philadelphia 76ers (54-28) will look to secure an upset of Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (57-25) on May 14, 2023. The Celtics are a 5.5-point favorite. The over/under for the matchup is 201.
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Celtics and 76ers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
The Celtics have a 21-25-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 5.5 points or more.
The 76ers are 3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
The Celtics and 76ers average 32.1 more points between them than the total of 201 for this game.
Boston and Philadelphia have seen its opponents average a combined 21.3 more points per game than the over/under of 201 set for this outing.
The Celtics’ average total in outings this year has been 229.4, 28.4 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.
The average point total for Philadelphia this year is 25.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.
Boston is 44-35-3 against the spread this season.
The 76ers have a 48-34-0 record against the spread this season.
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 contest to rank fourth in the NBA.
The 45.3 rebounds per game the Celtics average rank seventh in the NBA, and are 1.3 more than the 44 their opponents collect per outing.
Boston hits 16 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) at a 37.6% rate (sixth-best in the NBA), compared to the 11.6 per game its opponents make at a 34.5% rate.
The Celtics record 115.7 points per 100 possessions (third in the league), while allowing 108.8 points per 100 possessions (third in the NBA).
The Celtics have scored at a much higher clip in home games than away from home in the 2022-23 season (120.5 at home versus 115.4 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points in home games than on the road (110.5 opponent points per home game versus 112.4 on the road).
76ers Stats & Insights
The 76ers outscore opponents by 4.3 points per game (posting 115.2 points per game, 14th in league, and giving up 110.9 per contest, third in NBA) and have a +354 scoring differential.
The 40.9 rebounds per game Philadelphia accumulates rank 26th in the league. Their opponents collect 41.2.
The 76ers knock down 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’ 115.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank fourth in the NBA, and the 110.3 points they concede per 100 possessions rank eighth in the league.
At home Philadelphia is scoring 114.2 points per game, two fewer points than it is averaging 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 scores 11.5 points per game while adding 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.
Tatum leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.
76ers Key Players to Watch
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 hits 2.8 threes per game.
The 76ers’ defensive effort gets a lift from De’Anthony Melton (1.6 steals per game) and Embiid (1.7 blocks per game).
Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction
Celtics 116 – 76ers 111
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