Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5-7-23 NBA Prediction, Best Tips and Odds

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/7/23 – On Friday night, the Boston Celtics made a statement against the Philadelphia 76ers by winning 114-102 and taking an early 2-1 series lead. Now, Game 4 will take place Sunday when Philadelphia hosts their crosstown rivals and look to even things up against Boston. However, Boston Celtics are the winning team here as per the basketball betting predictions by the game experts.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA


Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/7/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -145

Spread: -2.5 (-110)

Total: 214.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: +125

Spread: +2.5 (-110)

Total: 214.5 under (-110)

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Analysis

Game 3 went in favor of the Boston Celtics by a score of 114-102. As far as personal fouls go, the Celtics accumulated 23 while the 76ers totaled 20. They also buried 16 of 37 attempts from beyond the arc. Philadelphia recorded an 88.9% success rate at the charity stripe by successfully landing 24 of 27 attempts at making charitable donations. Philadelphia took control of this game with 42 boards grabbed, seven blocked shots, 21 assists distributed and seven steals taken for this victory. Boston allowed their opponents to shoot 39.7% from the floor on 31 of 78 attempts. They recorded 25 assists while forcing 13 turnovers and collecting 9 steals against an opposing team. Regarding their board grabbing abilities, they earned 45 total boards – 9 being of an offensive nature. From the free-throw line, the Celtics made 22 out of 23 shots for an outstanding 95.7% accuracy rate. Boston completed their game with an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and successfully converted 16 out of 45 attempts from beyond the arc. Jayson Tatum made a notable impact in this matchup, scoring 27 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He spent 43 minutes on the court and grabbed 10 rebounds. Tatum had an outstanding 50.0% floor score and recorded five dimes.

Philadelphia 76ers allowed Boston to grab 45 total rebounds including the 9 offensive. They shot 35.6% from behind the 3-point line by making 16 of 45 threes and were 22 for 23 at the free throw line. The 76ers allowed the Celtics to score on 38 out of their 86 attempts from the floor for an outstanding 44.2% success rate during this matchup. After this game concluded, the 76ers finished shooting 31 out of 78 attempts from the field for an effective field goal percentage of 39.7%. Philadelphia shot 16 out of 37 3-point attempts successfully. These players were successful in sinking 24 of free throw attempts for an impressive percentage of 88.9%. The Celtics were called for 23 personal fouls in this game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for 27 tries.  Turnovers numbered 13 for this matchup and 7 steals were recorded by them in total. The 76ers earned 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 42 for the matchup. Joel Embiid was instrumental in leading the 76ers in this game. He shot 9/19 for 47.4% field goal accuracy and netted 13 rebounds while scoring 30 points over 39 minutes of playing time while dishing out 3 assists.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Against the Spread

Boston are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games. Boston are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games. Boston are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Philadelphia. Boston are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Philadelphia. The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games. Philadelphia are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home. Philadelphia are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick

Truth be told, the Celtics are unquestionably the superior team. While at home they sometimes lose focus due to overconfidence or become unfocused under pressure from fans and opponents, when playing away games like we have seen recently they really focus and become hard to beat. Basketball betting experts anticipate another tight match-up between these teams but favor the Celtics to come through down the stretch, given their many weapons capable of knocking out an opponent with one big shot.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -2.5 (-110)