Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5-11-23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Tips

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/11/23 – The Philadelphia 76ers stunned  a lot, particularly the Boston Celtics, with a commanding 115-103 win in Game 5 of their second round NBA playoff series. The Sixers now hold a 3-2 edge and hope to take full advantage of home court advantage in Game 6 against the Celtics on Thursday to close out this series. However, the NBA best bet today is in favor of Boston to prevail in this match.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA


Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/11/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -137

Spread: -2.5 (-107)

Total: 213 over (-105)


Moneyline: +117

Spread: +2.5 (-113)

Total: 213 under (-115)

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Analysis

Game 5 ended in defeat for the Boston Celtics by a final score of 115-103. Boston completed their contest with an overall field goal percentage of 39.8% and converted on 12 out of 38 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Celtics made 25 out of 34 attempts, for an accuracy rate of 73.57%. As for boards, they accumulated 36 altogether, 9 of which being offensive in nature. They dished out 21 dimes for this game while forcing nine turnovers from their opponent and collecting four steals. Jayson Tatum played a crucial role in this contest. He recorded 40.7% shooting from the field while dishing out five dimes and playing for 40 minutes straight with 10 boards to his name – scoring 36 points on 11-of-27 shooting from the field.

Boston has grabbed 45.3 rebounds per contest this season and registered 2,186 assists to rank 7th in terms of passing the ball around. The Celtics have hit 37.7% from distance and 81.2 % at the free throw line this season. Their average points per game is 117.9 while they shoot 47.5% from the field. Defensively, the Celtics have forced 12.7 turnovers per game while collecting 19.1 fouls. They rank fifth in the NBA in PPG allowed and allow 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter, ranking 34.5% against them on those attempts. The Celtics defense is currently surrendering a field goal percentage of 46.3% and surrendering 44.0 rebounds per game collectively. They rank second in the league in giving away assists to opponents with 1,895 surrendered this year.

Game 5 saw the Philadelphia 76ers grab 49 total boards – 40 defensive and 9 offensive boards. They turned it over nine times while getting four steals during this matchup. This contest saw 16 Boston fouls called against them, forcing the 76ers to go to the charity stripe an incredible 27 times in order to achieve victory. Philadelphia was successful in making 23 out of 25 free throw attempts, for an accuracy rate of 85.2%. Out of 30 attempts from beyond the arc, 12 shots from Philadelphia were successfully taken down. Overall, the 76ers shot 40 of 79 from the floor for a 50.6% shooting rate. The 76ers permitted the Celtics to make 33 out of 83 attempts from the field and hit 33 shots – an accuracy percentage of 39.8% during this matchup. They achieved an overall accuracy rate of 31.6% from distance by shooting 12 of 38 shots, as well as shooting 25 out of 34 from the charity stripe. Joel Embiid was key for the 76ers in this matchup. In 37 minutes of playing time he notched 33 points, 3 assists. He shot 43.5% from the field for 10 out of 23 field goals made and 7 rebounds grabbed.

Philadelphia ranks sixth in offensive execution with their 48.7% shooting from the floor, scoring 9,448 points this season while pulling down 40.9 boards per game and earning assists 25.2 times per contest while losing possession 13.7 times per contest via turnovers. They commit 20.4 fouls per contest but make 83.5% from free throw attempts. Philadelphia’s defense is giving up 34.8% on 3-point shots from behind the 3-point line and their opponents are hitting 78.1% of their foul shots. They give up 24.2 assists per contest as well as 41.2 boards per game for 6th and 2nd spot respectively in league standings. On defense, Philadelphia ranks 3rd overall with 110.9 PPG of points given up; forcing 14.3 turnovers each game and allowing opponents to shoot 47.3% from the floor.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Against the Spread

Boston are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 9 games. Boston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games. Boston are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Philadelphia. Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games. Philadelphia are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick

The Boston Celtics are clearly the superior team in this series; however, in Game 6 at Philadelphia they must demonstrate it on the playing surface. NBA betting forums predict that Boston will emerge victorious from this contest and cover the spread to push Game 7 in this series.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -2.5 (-107)