Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5-1-23 NBA Picks, Odds and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/1/23 – Philadelphia 76ers’ chances of beating Boston Celtics become much harder when Joel Embiid misses significant time during Game 1. If that is indeed the case, their task becomes exponentially more difficult. Game 1 does not dictate the outcome of any series, but Philadelphia having eight full days off since their sweep of Brooklyn but still not having Embiid available should cause concern among 76ers fans. Boston fans will hope their team takes full advantage of its position, knowing there will be no time for anyone to feel sorry about an injury during playoff games. NBA betting odds are updated as these teams clash in an exciting Second Round of playoffs.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 

Date & Time: Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/1/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +390

Spread: +10 (-110)

Total: 213.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -480

Spread: -10 (-110)

Total: 213.5 under (-110)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Analysis

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 96-88 in their latest contest. As for fouls committed during this game, 19 were recorded for Philadelphia while only 14 for Brooklyn. Brooklyn converted nine out of 37 shots from downtown and made 13 out of 19 attempts from the free throw line. Brooklyn won this game by snaring 38 rebounds and recording three rejections; also dishing out 20 dimes and scoring 3 steals in this contest. Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 33 out of 80 shooting. They distributed 19 assists throughout the match while forcing 10 turnovers and collecting 7 steals, collecting 54 rebounds with 15 of those being offensive in nature and hitting 15 out of 16 charity stripe attempts for an impressive 93.8% success rate. Philadelphia achieved a 39.6% field goal percentage and made nine out of 24 three-point shots attempted during this contest. Tobias Harris played an integral part of this contest. Harris finished shooting 57.9% from the floor while contributing 1 assist and 37 minutes played on the hardwood with 12 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 11 of 19 shooting. Philadelphia is currently grabbing 40.9 boards per contest and totaling 2,063 assists this season, which ranks them 16th overall in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the 76ers have forced 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls.

Last time they played against Atlanta’s Hawks, the Boston Celtics came away victorious by a score of 128-120. Boston allowed Atlanta 45 overall rebounds. Additionally, their 3-point percentage reached 42.9% (15 out of 35 attempts). They finished 17 out 22 free throw attempts. The Celtics allowed the Hawks to make 44 out of 94 shots from the floor for 46.8% overall in this matchup. As soon as the whistle blew, Boston finished shooting 47 for 94 (50.0%) from the field while also hitting 18 of 42 three-point attempts successfully. At an impressive 94.1% success rate, they converted 16 of 17 attempts for free throw conversion. After being called for 15 fouls during this matchup by the Hawks, which gave the Celtics 17 attempts at free throw conversion at charity stripe. Furthermore, they turned the ball over seven times while recording 7 steals throughout. The Celtics earned an impressive 47 total boards during this contest: 36 defensive and 11 offensive boards. When it comes to execution on offense, the Celtics ranked 14th in terms of connecting on 47.5% from the floor . Boston’s defense allows 34.5% of 3-point attempts, and their opponents connect on 76.9% of free throw attempts.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Philadelphia are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Philadelphia are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games. Philadelphia are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Boston are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games. Boston are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games against Philadelphia. Boston are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Free Pick

As soon as it became known that Joel Embiid will likely miss this game, this line shifted significantly in favor of the Celtics. Boston is the only team in the NBA that ranks Top 3 in both offensive and defensive rating. Boston will be winning and cover the spread in this game according to NBA betting trends.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -10 (-110)