Celtics vs 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 4 (Boston Puts Philly in Stranglehold)
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Sunday, May 7 with Game 4 of the second-round series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.
Celtics vs 76ers Game 4 Info
- Series: BOS leads 2-1
- Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Coverage: ESPN
The series shifting to Philadelphia didn't give the 76ers much of an advantage Friday night as the Celtics left Wells Fargo Center with a 114-102 victory. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds while Al Horford shot 5-of-7 from the three-point line en route to a 17-point performance.
Celtics vs 76ers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: BOS: (-142) | PHI: (+120)
- Spread: BOS: -3 (-108) | PHI: +3 (-112)
- Total: 214.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 214.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
Celtics vs 76ers Betting Trends
- Boston is 6-2 straight up in its last eight games against Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia is 5-2 straight up in its last seven home games.
- Boston is 10-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games.
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games against Boston.
- The total has hit the Over in nine of Boston's last 10 road games.
- The total has hit the Over in four of Philadelphia's last five games as the underdog.
Celtics vs 76ers Prediction & Pick
The 76ers are struggling to score against their opponent's world-class defense. They're averaging just 94.5 points on .395/.328/.860 shooting splits over the last two games. Even though Joel Embiid's 30-point showing in Game 3 shows that he's possibly returned to form, it means nothing as long as the surrounding cast doesn't show up.
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The Celtics are now 6-2 straight up in their last eight meetings with the 76ers, leaving little reason to believe that the latter can even the series Sunday. Brown, Tatum, and the rest of Boston's top players are clicking, and when one is quiet, another steps up. The same can't be said about a Philadelphia team that can't seem to get multiple players rolling at the same time.
Having outscored the 76ers by 46 points on aggregate over the previous two games, I expect more dominance from the Celtics as they take a 3-1 lead back to Boston.
Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 115 | 76ers: 108
Celtics vs 76ers Best Bet
After winning by double digits in back-to-back outings, I like the Celtics covering as 3-point favorites. Joseph Mazzulla's team is not only 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games overall, but also 7-1 ATS in its last eight against Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the 76ers have dropped to 3-7 ATS in their previous 10 May games and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games against the Celtics.
With the road team looking like a championship contender, expect the Celtics to beat the Sixers by a decent-sized margin.
Bet: Celtics -3 (-108)
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