76ers vs Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 8 (Eastern Conference Contenders Battle at TD Garden)
76ers vs. Celtics Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, MA
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The 76ers rank third in the Eastern Conference with a 34-18 record, while the Celtics check in first with a 38-16 record. This one could go either way.
Philadelphia enters as a victor in five of its last seven games, but did fall short in a 108-97 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday. Meanwhile, Boston has now won three of its last four games thanks to a 111-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Which title contender will win on Wednesday?
76ers vs. Celtics Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHI: (+162) | BOS: (-194)
- Spread: PHI: +4.5 (-106) | BOS: -4.5 (-114)
- Total: 224 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 224 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.
76ers vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- Philadelphia is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games.
- Boston is 9-2 straight up in its last 11 home games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Boston's last 12 games.
76ers vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick
It's worth noting that the home team here is dealing with a few key injuries. Marcus Smart remains out with a calf strain, while Jaylen Brown is listed as questionable due to an illness. Jayson Tatum is set to play, though, and he may be all the Celtics need to come out on top against the 76ers at TD Garden.
Tatum is averaging a reliable 25.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists over his last five games against the 76ers. The 24-year-old leads a Boston squad that ranks third in both offensive efficiency and points per game (117.6). It's an offense that continues to score no matter who is on the court.
Boston has won 16 of its last 20 home games against Philly, so rock with the Celtics in a close one.
Final Score Prediction: 76ers: 113 | Celtics: 115
76ers vs. Celtics Best Bet
I like the Celtics' chances of pulling this game out with some clutch buckets in the fourth quarter, but a 4.5-point spread is too large here. Philadelphia enters 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games against Boston and 6-3 ATS in its last nine games overall. It knows how to keep games close.
Boston is only 2-7 ATS in its last nine games overall and have only earned a win by more than four points in two of its last seven games. The 76ers come to town at full health with Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey ready to go. This one has Eastern Conference nail-biter written all over it.
Bet: Philadelphia 76ers +4.5 (-106)
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