The Philadelphia 76ers (54-28) are looking to pull off an upset as slight 2.5-point underdogs heading into Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The series is tied 1-1. The point total for this contest is set at 215.5.
How to bet Celtics vs. 76ers
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -138 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +115 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Celtics vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, May 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Arena: Wells Fargo Center
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends
The Celtics have 44 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Boston has been victorious in 53, or 71.6%, of the 74 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 43 of 82 set point totals.
The 76ers have 48 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Philadelphia has been the underdog on the moneyline 26 total times this season. Philly has gone 13-13 in those games. 76ers games this season have gone over the total in 44 of 82 opportunities (53.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. 76ers Injury Report
76ers: Joel Embiid: Questionable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has been thriving at both ends of the court this year, ranking fourth-best in the NBA in points per game (117.9) and fourth-best in points allowed per game (111.4). The Celtics are averaging 120.5 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 115.4 points per contest. The Celtics have seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 120.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.5 points more than the 117.9 they’ve scored this season.
Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by making 16 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.7%. Of the shots attempted by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52% of them have been two-pointers (62% of the team’s made baskets) and 48% have been three-pointers (38%).
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Offensively, Philadelphia is the 14th-ranked squad in the NBA (115.2 points per game). Defensively, it is third-best (110.9 points allowed per game). The 76ers are scoring fewer points at home (114.2 per game) than away (116.2). Over their past 10 games, the 76ers are averaging 109.5 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.2.
In 2022-23 Philadelphia is 11th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.6 per game) and best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). The 76ers take 38.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.9% of the 76ers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 69.1% are 2-pointers.
Celtics vs. 76ers Predictions and Pick
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