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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics prediction, odds and betting trends for NBA game.
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76ers vs Celtics Game Info

2022 NBA Regular Season Game
Philadelphia 76ers (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Boston Celtics (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time:
 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden — Boston, MA
Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season tips off with an exciting showdown between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The 76ers have not made the conference finals since 2001, but will look to change that under the guidance of head coach Doc Rivers and All-Star center Joel Embiid.

Meanwhile, the Celtics fell just short of winning their 18th NBA Championship in franchise history last year. Boston lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Golden State Warriors and now enter the 2022-23 season with a chance to redeem themselves. A core led by MVP candidate Jayson Tatum remains.

76ers vs Celtics Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (+118) | BOS: (-138)
Spread: PHI: +2.5 (-110) | BOS: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 214.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Boston enters this contest as the slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 214.5, which pales in comparison to Tuesday's only other NBA contest.

76ers vs Celtics Prediction & Pick

Philadelphia has now had an entire offseason to mold its offense around All-Star James Harden after acquiring him at last season's trade deadline. The 76ers also surrounded him and Embiid with new playmakers in PJ Tucker and De'Anthony Melton, making this an offense worth keeping an eye on.

Meanwhile, the Celtics have lost their head coach to a lengthy suspension and their starting center to an injury. Don't be surprised if it takes Boston some time to adjust, especially with veteran Malcolm Brogdon now in town to handle the ball. I'll side with Philly given the roster familiarity that exists.

Final Score Prediction: 76ers: 108 | Celtics: 102

76ers vs Celtics Betting Trends

- Philadelphia was 27-14 straight up in 41 regular season away games last season.
- The total hit the under in 49 of Philadelphia's 94 games last season.
- Boston was 23-28-2 against the spread (ATS) in 53 home games last season.
- The total hit the under in 54 of Boston's 106 games last season.

76ers vs Celtics Best Bet

It can be tough to predict the first few NBA games as no one truly knows how many minutes stars are going to play or how newcomers are going to look on the court. It leads to sloppy play and avoidable errors that are not present later on in the season. That makes siding with the under a safe bet here.

The under has hit in five of the last six matchups between the 76ers and Celtics. It has also hit in 10 of Boston's last 15 games played in October, showcasing the team's tendency to focus on defense early on. This game screams nail-biter and that comes with slow-paced offensive sets down the stretch.

Bet: Under 214.5 Points (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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