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NBA · 4 months ago

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview

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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game on 05/11

Date: 05/11/2023
Time: 07:30 PM
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
 

In the upcoming NBA face-off, the Boston Celtics are a 2.5-point favorite over the Philadelphia 76ers with a total line of 212.5. Boston’s star, Jayson Tatum, had an astonishing performance against the Milwaukee Bucks last year in the semifinals, scoring 46 points, which many regard as the best game of his career. However, Boston doesn’t need such a standout performance from Tatum to beat the Sixers, even though they are trailing 3-2 in the series.

The Celts have shown themselves to be a somewhat inconsistent team, with their sloppy performance raising questions about their reliability in this series. As the game approaches, doubts about their ability to win Game 6 and force another game are growing. Despite this, Boston, with its superior potential, should win this game, although the level of certainty has been wavering due to their unpredictable performance and the fact that Philadelphia is back home.

Boston has several question marks, making it difficult to place unwavering confidence in them. They have talented players, but their coach’s questionable decisions and Tatum’s wavering performance are concerning. Moreover, Jaylen Brown is a wildcard, and there’s no telling how he might perform.

On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers showed their strength in Game 5, and the atmosphere in Philadelphia tonight will be electric. However, they’ve struggled to close out teams in big moments in the past. While this game is crucial for the Sixers to avoid a Game 7 back in Boston, there’s no guarantee they will utilize Joel Embiid effectively.

All in all, the Boston Celtics seem to have more pressure on them due to their inconsistent performance and internal issues. Conversely, the Sixers, despite their past struggles, seem more galvanized and focused, increasing their chances of winning. However, betting on this game should be done with caution due to the unpredictability of both teams’ performance.

Betting Odds @ FanDuel

    Spread Total Moneyline
Boston Celtics  Open -1.5   -108   O 214.5   -110   -118  
 Current -2.5   -110   212.5   -110   -138  
Philadelphia 76ers  Open +1.5   -112   U 214.5   -110   +100  
 Current +2.5   -110   212.5   -110   +118  

Projected Lineups:

Boston Celtics

1. SF  Jayson Tatum   30.1 Points, 8.8 Rebounds, 4.6 Assists
2. SG  Jaylen Brown   26.6 Points, 6.9 Rebounds, 3.5 Assists
3. PG  Marcus Smart   11.5 Points, 3.1 Rebounds, 6.3 Assists
4. SG  Malcolm Brogdon   14.9 Points, 4.2 Rebounds, 3.7 Assists
5. SG  Derrick White   12.4 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 3.9 Assists
6. C  Al Horford   9.8 Points, 6.2 Rebounds, 3.0 Assists

 

Philadelphia 76ers

1. C  Joel Embiid   33.1 Points, 10.2 Rebounds, 4.2 Assists
2. SG  James Harden   21.0 Points, 6.1 Rebounds, 10.7 Assists
3. PG  Tyrese Maxey   20.3 Points, 2.9 Rebounds, 3.5 Assists
4. SF  Tobias Harris   14.7 Points, 5.7 Rebounds, 2.5 Assists
5. SG  DeAnthony Melton   10.1 Points, 4.1 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists
6. PF  P.J. Tucker   3.5 Points, 3.9 Rebounds, 0.8 Assists

Last 5 Against The Spread:

Boston Celtics

DATE OPP SPREAD TOTAL SCORE
Tue, May 09 PHI -8.0 213.5 115-103
Sun, May 07 PHI -1.0 213.5 116-115
Fri, May 05 PHI -2.0 213.5 114-102
Wed, May 03 PHI -8.0 216.0 121-87
Mon, May 01 PHI -10.5 214.5 119-115

 

Philadelphia 76ers

DATE OPP SPREAD TOTAL SCORE
Tue, May 09 BOS +8.0 213.5 115-103
Sun, May 07 BOS +1.0 213.5 116-115
Fri, May 05 BOS +2.0 213.5 114-102
Wed, May 03 BOS +8.0 216.0 121-87
Mon, May 01 BOS +10.5 214.5 119-115

Betting Insights:

Philadelphia 76ers

  • 3-2 (.600) against the spread at home as an underdog in their last five games across the regular season and playoffs in 2022/2023
  • 2-3 (.400) at home as an underdog in their last five games across the regular season and playoffs in 2022/2023

Boston Celtics

  • 3-2 (.600) against the spread on the road as a favorite in their last five games across the regular season and playoffs in 2022/2023
  • 25-13 (.658) on the road as a favorite in 2022/2023