Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5-14-23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Picks

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/14/23 – On Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia will have their chance at making history when they travel to TD Garden to face the Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference Finals. The third-seeded 76ers have won four out of their first five road games during this postseason and hope to reach their first conference finals since the 2000-2001 season. Boston Celtics lead the playoffs in offensive efficiency and are on track to return to the NBA Finals for a second straight year. In Game Six, Boston relied on its defensive efforts to outscore Philadelphia 24-13 over the last 12 minutes. NBA betting odds for this game are updated online and bettors can place their bets on the best teams.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Date & Time: Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/14/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +230

Spread: +7 (-110)

Total: 202 over (-110)


Moneyline: -275

Spread: -7 (-110)

Total: 202 under (-110)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Analysis

Game 6 saw the Philadelphia 76ers lose by a score of 95-86; personal fouls for each side differed: 13 for Philadelphia and 14 for Boston. Boston made 15 out of their 35 long range shots and finished the game shooting 87.5% from the free throw line by making 14 of 16 attempts. Boston collected 50 rebounds and had seven blocks. Furthermore, Boston handed out 22 assists and recorded seven steals in this contest. Joel Embiid stood up in this game. Embiid managed a 47.4% shooting percentage on the floor while also providing one assist. He played 41 minutes and collected 10 rebounds, leaving with 26 points on 9 of 19 shooting. 

The Philadelphia 76ers have turned the ball over 13.7 times per contest and collectively committed 20.4 fouls per game. Philadelphia is currently snagging 40.9 boards per game and ranks 16th overall in basketball in terms of passing. The Philadelphia 76ers have an incredible rate of 3-point shooting at 38.7% and free throw shooting 83.5%, scoring an average of 115.2 points per contest while connecting on 48.7% from the floor. On defense, the 76ers are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They give up 34.8% on 3-point attempts and rank third in terms of points per game allowed. The Philadelphia 76ers currently allow an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% and are yielding 41.2 boards per game as an entire basketball team. They ranked sixth in basketball for giving up assists, giving away 1,986 during the current campaign.

Game 6 saw the Celtics amass 44 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a grand total of 50 in this contest. They turned it over 17 times during this matchup while recording seven steals. In this matchup, the 76ers committed 13 personal fouls, sending the Celtics to the free throw line for 16 attempts at free throws. 14 out of 16 targets could be accomplished, for an 87.5% success rate. Boston was successful at hitting 15 out of 35 three-point attempts. After this game was complete, the Celtics had shot 42.3% from the floor and made 33 out of 78 attempts from there. Marcus Smart proved an integral contributor for the Celtics during this matchup. Smart was in the game for 42 minutes and scored 22 points with 7 assists. He shot 8-15 for 53.3 percent field goal accuracy and collected 7 rebounds in this game.

The Boston Celtics are responsible for 18.8 fouls per game and hit an outstanding 81.2% from the free throw line. They receive assistance 26.7 times per game while losing possession 13.4 times. Boston has amassed 9,671 points so far this season and averages 45.3 boards per matchup. On offense, the Celtics are shooting 47.5% from the floor – which ranks 14th overall in basketball. The Boston defense allows 34.5% on 3-point shots and their opponents are hitting 76.9% of their free throw attempts, ranking second among NBA teams in those statistics. Furthermore, they give up 23.1 assists and 44.0 rebounds per game to the opposition which ranks them 18th respectively in terms of NBA. In terms of points per game conceded with 111.4, Boston forced opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game to shoot 46.3% from the floor.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Philadelphia are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games. Philadelphia are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games. Philadelphia are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Boston are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games. Boston are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against Philadelphia. Boston are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Free Pick

The 76ers have the slowest pace of play in the postseason and may benefit from an under. Look for the Celtics to come out strong at home and post double-digit victories and cover according to the best NBA betting sites.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -7 (-110)