The Boston Celtics (38-16) host the Philadelphia 76ers (34-18) on February 8, 2023 at TD Garden, where the Celtics are favorites, by 4.5 points in a matchup pitting one of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA versus one of the best defensive squads. The Celtics are third in points scored per contest (117.6), while the 76ers are third in points allowed (110.9). The point total for this game is 224.5.
How to bet Celtics vs. 76ers
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -182 odds to pick up the win, while the 76ers are listed at +154 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Celtics vs. 76ers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. 76ers Betting Trends
The Celtics have 27 wins against the spread in 54 games this year. Boston has won 36, or 70.6%, of the 51 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have eclipsed the over/under 27 times in 52 opportunities (51.9%).
In the 76ers’ 52 games this season, they have 30 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has been the moneyline underdog 14 total times this season. Philly has gone 8-6 in those games. The 76ers have hit the over 57.7% of the time this season (30 of 52 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. 76ers Injury Report
76ers: Joel Embiid: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has a top-five offense this season, ranking third-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranks sixth with 111.6 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Celtics have played better at home this season, putting up 121.4 points per game, compared to 113.7 per game away from home. The Celtics’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, racking up 113.6 points a contest compared to the 117.6 they’ve averaged this year.
Boston has a 37.1% three-point percentage this season (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by sinking 15.5 treys per contest (second-best). Of the shots attempted by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.6% of them have been two-pointers (62.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.4% have been three-pointers (37.2%).
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
In 2022-23, Philadelphia is 13th in the league on offense (114.6 points scored per game) and third-best defensively (110.9 points allowed). In 2022-23 the 76ers are averaging 1.8 more points per game at home (115.4) than on the road (113.6). In their previous 10 games, the 76ers are averaging 117.8 points per game, 3.2 more than their season average (114.6).
In 2022-23 Philadelphia is ninth in the league in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.5%). In 2022-23, the 76ers have taken 39.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 31.3% of the 76ers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.7% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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