NBA Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

NBA Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

With just three games remaining in the NBA regular season, the conference races are coming down to the wire. With that being said, we’ll see a huge Eastern Conference matchup on Tuesday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers will host the Boston Celtics. Both teams can still advance in the Conference standings, and this game is huge for both teams.

We will now give you a brief preview of each team, and then we’ll give you our best betting advice for this ever-important Eastern Conference matchup.

We will now preview the game plus our betting prediction for this basketball contest. Keep reading for NBA betting lines, analysis, and a free pick for Celtics vs. 76ers.


Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

NBA Odds: Boston -101 / Philadelphia +120
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PE
TV / Streaming: TNT/Paramount+


Why Bet on Boston versus Philadelphia?

Boston is coming off of a nice little stretch. They beat the Milwaukee Bucks by 40 points, and then defeated the Utah Jazz on Friday night. They’ll be well-rested heading into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Sixers.

Boston still has a chance at being the top seed in the East. After Milwaukee’s Sunday night win over the Sixers, they’re now sitting at 56-22. They currently hold a two-game lead over the Celtics. 

Boston knows that they can’t afford a loss, as if they do, they’ll take themselves out of the race for the top spot. As of now, unless things really change, it looks like the Boston Celtics will end up with the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. With the loss to the Bucks on Sunday night, the Sixers will have a very hard time catching the Celtics.

Boston is led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. This could be the best scoring duo in the league right now. Tatum is playing at an all-time high level, and he really wants to redeem himself after last year’s exit in the NBA Finals.


Why Bet on Philadelphia versus Boston?

Sunday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks really hurt the Philadelphia 76ers chances of moving up in the Eastern Conference standings. It looks as though they’ll end up with the #3 seed. They currently sit three games behind the Celtics with three games to go.

Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and James Harden have become quite the trio for the Sixers. Embiid is one of the leading candidates for the league MVP award, Maxey has really improved his game this season, and Harden has become much more of a creator this season. This team will be ready to make a long playoff run, as Doc Rivers has them looking good on offense and playing great defense.


Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends

  • The 76ers score 115.1 points per game, only 3.3 more points than the 111.8 the Celtics allow.
  • Philadelphia has a 35-13 record against the spread and a 41-7 record overall when putting up more than 111.8 points.
  • Boston is 31-15-1 against the spread and 38-9 overall when giving up fewer than 115.1 points.
  • The Celtics average 7.8 more points per game (118.4) than the 76ers give up to opponents (110.6).
  • When it scores more than 110.6 points, Boston is 36-20-2 against the spread and 46-12 overall.
  • Philadelphia is 40-17 against the spread and 41-16 overall when it allows fewer than 118.4 points.
  • The 76ers are the league’s 14th-ranked scoring team (115.1 PPG), while the Celtics allow the rank sixth in points per game (111.8) in NBA action.
  • The second-ranked scoring NBA team (118.4 PPG) is Boston, while the Philadelphia squad ranks third in the league defensively (110.6 PPG).
  • The 76ers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 346 points this season (4.5 points per game on average), and the Celtics have put up 508 more points than their opponents on the year (6.6 per game).

Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds and Prediction

This is a huge game for both teams, and since there are no Monday NBA games due to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game, the lines for Tuesday’s games have been set. The Sixers, playing at home, have been made 1.5-point favorites. Boston is the hotter team, but Philadelphia knows that it really needs to win this game.

We see this one coming down to the wire. We like the Sixers to win and cover the spread. Joel Embiid will have a huge night, as will Jayson Tatum. We also envision a lot of points being scored, so if you like the over/under number (which has yet to be released), you may want to go with the over. 

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