The Boston Celtics head into Game 1 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers as 9.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Monday starts at 7:30 PM ET on TNT from TD Garden. The over/under is 214.5 points for the contest.
How to bet Celtics vs. 76ers
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -467 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +361 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 214.5 points.
Celtics vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, May 1, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Celtics are 44-35-3 this year. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 74 games this year and has walked away with the win 53 times (71.6%) in those games. Celtics games this year have gone over the point total 52.4% of the time (43 out of 82 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the 76ers are 48-34-0 this year. Philadelphia has gone 13-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). 76ers games this year have gone over the point total 44 times in 82 opportunities (53.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers: Joel Embiid: Doubtful (Knee)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
In terms of points, Boston is dominating at both ends of the court, as it ranks fourth-best in the league in points scored (117.9 per game) and fourth-best in points allowed (111.4 per contest). Offensively the Celtics have played better at home this year, scoring 120.5 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game when playing on the road. The Celtics have been racking up 116.6 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by draining 16 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.7%. Of the shots taken by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52% of them have been two-pointers (62% of the team’s made baskets) and 48% have been threes (38%).
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia is 14th in the league in points scored (115.2 per game) and third-best in points allowed (110.9). At home, the 76ers score 114.2 points per game. Away, they average 116.2. The 76ers have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, scoring 111 points per contest, 4.2 fewer points their than season average of 115.2.
In 2022-23 Philadelphia is 11th in the league in 3-point makes (12.6 per game) and best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). In 2022-23, the 76ers have taken 61.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.1% of the 76ers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 30.9% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Celtics, and we project that 76ers will cover the spread (Celtics -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 214.5 points.
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