Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/5/2023 – On Friday evening, the Boston Celtics will be locking horns with the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center for Game 3 of the NBA East Semifinals. The Boston Celtics are in second place in the Eastern Conference with an overall 57-25. The Philadelphia 76ers are one position lower in the third rank of the conference with 54-28 on the season. The 76ers are hoping to make up for their loss in the previous matchup. But, the Boston Celtics will be winning this game according to the best NBA betting odds.
|When:||Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA|
let's take this show on the road ☘️ pic.twitter.com/3X7EN5JotG
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 5, 2023
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics lost the first game against the 76ers and won the second one. In this basketball season, the Celtics are scoring an average of 118.12 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 47.90 percent. The Boston offense is currently headed by Jayson Tatum who is putting up an average of 30.1 points in each game, while Marcus Smart is adding 6.2 assists per matchup. On defense, the Celtics are allowing their opponents to score an average of 111.80 points in every game played.
That's three NBA Hustle Awards in the past five seasons for the heart and soul of our team.
They might as well just call it the Marcus Smart Award at this point.https://t.co/1Q9QwH2izQ
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 4, 2023
Players to watch: Jayson Tatum SF 8 GP 8 GS 37.5 MIN 26.1 PTS 0.9 OR 8.9 DR 9.8 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 1.1 BLK 2.3 TO 1.9 PF 2.2 AST/TO, Jaylen Brown SG 8 GP 8 GS 37.3 MIN 26 PTS 1 OR 4.1 DR 5.1 REB 3.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.3 TO 2.5 PF 1 AST/TO, Marcus Smart PG 8 GP 8 GS 31 MIN 15.9 PTS 1.5 OR 2.8 DR 4.3 REB 5 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 1.6 PF 2.4 AST/TO.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers had their winning streak broken by a defeat by the Boston Celtics last time out with a final score of 121-87. The 76ers are scoring an average of 114.74 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 48.56 percent. The Philadelphia offense in this basketball season is being led by Joel Embiid who is putting up an average of 33.1 points in each game, while James Harden is adding 10.7 helpers per matchup. Defense-wise, the 76ers are allowing opponents to score an average of 110.10 points in each game played.
round 2 – game 3.
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— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 5, 2023
Players to watch: James Harden SG 6 GP 6 GS 36 MIN 21 PTS 0.5 OR 5 DR 5.5 REB 7.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.7 PF 2.6 AST/TO, Tyrese Maxey PG 6 GP 6 GS 35.7 MIN 21 PTS 0.5 OR 3.5 DR 4 REB 2 AST 1.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.8 TO 3.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO, Tobias Harris PF 6 GP 6 GS 34.8 MIN 19.2 PTS 1.8 OR 6 DR 7.8 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0.3 TO 1.5 PF 5.5 AST/TO.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Numbers
Boston are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Boston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Philadelphia.
Celtics are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Philadelphia.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 9 games on the road.
Philadelphia are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against Boston.
Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
Danilo Gallinari SF Is out indefinitely, ACL
Joel Embiid C Is probable Friday vs Boston, Knee
|45-36-1||Against the Spread||48-34-0|
|117||Points per Game||115|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers were beaten black and blue in the last game and are hoping to turn things around here. But, the Celtics are going to pump their offense even stronger in this matchup. The Boston Celtics will be winning this game as per the latest basketball betting lines. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: -123 is the ML set for the Celtics in this game and the ML set for the 76ers is +103
Spread: A spread of -1.5 (-110) is out for Celtics and a spread of +1.5 (-110) is out for the 76ers.
TOTALs: 214.5 o (-110) will go over for the Celtics and the same will go under for the 76ers.
Score Prediction: 114-112 Celtics win.