Celtics vs 76ers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5

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The Philadelphia 76ers will aim to pull off an upset as 7.5-point underdogs heading into Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The series is tied 2-2. The over/under is set at 213.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Celtics vs. 76ers

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -300 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +243 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 213.5 points.

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Celtics vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 82 games this year, they have 44 wins against the spread. Boston has been the favorite in 74 games this season and has come away with the win 53 times (71.6%) in those contests. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 43 out of 82 opportunities (52.4%).

Against the spread, the 76ers are 48-34-0 this year. Philadelphia has won 50% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (13-13). The 76ers have eclipsed the over/under 53.7% of the time this year (44 of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 74 30.1 8.8 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.2
Jaylen Brown 67 26.6 6.9 3.5 1.1 0.4 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 67 14.9 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 2
Derrick White 82 12.4 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 61 11.5 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.4 1.9


76ers Leaders
Joel Embiid 66 33.1 10.2 4.2 1 1.7 1
James Harden 58 21 6.1 10.7 1.2 0.5 2.8
Tyrese Maxey 60 20.3 2.9 3.5 0.8 0.1 2.7
Louis King 1 20 4 2 1 0 4
Tobias Harris 74 14.7 5.7 2.5 0.9 0.5 1.7
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Celtics vs. 76ers Injury Report

76ers: Joel Embiid: Questionable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

It’s been a dominant stretch for Boston, which is scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth-best in NBA) and ceding 111.4 points per contest (fourth-best). The Celtics are averaging 120.5 points per game this year in home games, which is 5.1 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (115.4). The Celtics have seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 119.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.3 points more than the 117.9 they’ve scored this year.

Boston ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 16 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52% two-pointers (accounting for 62% of the team’s baskets) and 48% three-pointers (38%).

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What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers

In 2022-23, Philadelphia is 14th in the league offensively (115.2 points scored per game) and third-best on defense (110.9 points conceded). The 76ers score 114.2 points per game at home, and 116.2 away. While the 76ers are putting up 115.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, amassing 110.9 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, Philadelphia is 11th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.6). It is best in 3-point percentage at 38.7%. The 76ers take 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 are 2-pointers, and 30.9% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. 76ers Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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