The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers (8-2) will look to defeat their closest rival in that conference, the Boston Celtics (8-2), on November 15, 2023 on ESPN.
The Celtics take the court as 5-point favorites against the 76ers. The over/under for the game is 224.5.
Celtics vs. 76ers Odds
Point Spread for Celtics vs. 76ers
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorite.
Boston vs. Philadelphia Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Boston has -218 odds to win the game, while Philadelphia is listed at +180 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends
The Celtics have compiled a 5-3-2 record against the spread this season. This season, Boston has been favored 10 times and won eight of those games. This season, five of the Celtics’ games have gone over the point total.
The 76ers have put together a record of 8-2-0 against the spread this year. Philadelphia has split the two match ups it has played as underdogs this season. 76ers games have gone over the total six times this season.
Celtics vs. 76ers Key Players to Watch
Jayson Tatum posts 29.7 points, 8.3 boards and 4.0 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.3 blocks. Jaylen Brown posts 24.7 points, 6.0 boards and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 49.1% from the floor and 45.8% from downtown, with 3.7 made 3-pointers per contest (10th in league). Kristaps Porzingis’ numbers for the season are 20.7 points, 7.7 boards and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting 58.3% from the floor and 47.1% from beyond the arc, with 2.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Derrick White’s numbers for the season are 15.0 points, 4.3 boards and 4.3 assists per contest, shooting 62.5% from the floor and 58.3% from downtown (ninth in NBA), with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game.
Joel Embiid provides the 76ers 31.0 points, 10.3 boards and 7.0 assists per contest. He also averages 1.0 steal and 3.0 blocks (first in league). Tyrese Maxey’s averages on the season are 30.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, making 50.0% of his shots from the floor and 56.0% from beyond the arc, with 4.7 treys per contest (third in league). Tobias Harris gives the 76ers 19.7 points, 4.7 boards and 2.0 assists per game, plus 1.0 steal and 1.3 blocks. The 76ers receive 19.0 points, 4.0 boards and 0.7 assists per game from Kelly Oubre Jr..
What you need to know about the Celtics
In terms of points, the Celtics are thriving both offensively and defensively, as they rank fifth-best in the league in points scored (119.6 per game) and fourth-best in points allowed (105.9 per contest). The Celtics rank best in the NBA by pulling down 48.2 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 10th in the league (42.6 allowed per contest). This year, the Celtics rank 17th in the league in assists, delivering 25.2 per game.
Offensively Boston has fared better at home this year, averaging 125.2 points per game, compared to 114.0 per game away from home. Boston owns a 36.9% three-point percentage this year (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by making 16.1 treys per game (second-best). Boston ranks 19th in the NBA with 12.9 treys allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 34.0% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
What you need to know about the 76ers
The 76ers are the third-best squad in the NBA in points scored (121.2 per game) and 11th in points conceded (111.7). On the glass, Philadelphia is seventh in the NBA in rebounds (46.8 per game). It is second-best in rebounds conceded (41.1 per game). The 76ers are 15th in the league in assists (25.3 per game) in 2023-24.
In 2023-24 the 76ers are fifth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and rank 10th in 3-point percentage (36.4%). Defensively, Philadelphia is 10th in the league in 3-pointers conceded per game at 12.0. It is 12th in 3-point percentage conceded at 35.2%.
Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Celtics, and we project that 76ers will cover the spread (Celtics -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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