The Philadelphia 76ers (54-28) are aiming to overcome the odds as slight 2.5-point underdogs heading into a decisive Game 6 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The 76ers have a 3-2 lead in the series. The over/under is set at 212 points for the matchup.
How to bet Celtics vs. 76ers
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -142 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +120 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 212 points.
Celtics vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, May 11, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Arena: Wells Fargo Center
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends
In the Celtics’ 82 games this year, they have 44 wins against the spread. 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 won 50% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (13-13). 76ers games this year have hit the over on 44 of 82 set point totals (53.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers: Joel Embiid: Questionable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
When it comes to points, Boston is playing well on both offense and defense, 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). The Celtics post 120.5 points per game when playing at home, compared to 115.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.1 points per contest. The Celtics have been scoring 118.3 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston has a 37.7% three-point percentage this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 16 threes per contest (second-best). 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 three-pointers (38%).
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
In 2022-23, Philadelphia is 14th in the NBA on offense (115.2 points scored per game) and third-best on defense (110.9 points allowed). The 76ers score 114.2 points per game at home, and 116.2 on the road. Over their last 10 games, the 76ers are putting up 108.8 points per contest, 6.4 fewer points than their season average (115.2).
Philadelphia is 11th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.6 per game) and best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). The 76ers attempt 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’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.9% are 3-pointers.
Celtics vs. 76ers Predictions and Pick
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