Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5-9-23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Picks

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/9/23 – Boston Celtics aim to oust Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on Tuesday for Game 5 of their series; currently tied at 2-2. Philadelphia was able to even the series by winning Game 4 in Boston, taking out an 116-115 decision late. James Harden led the 76ers with 42 points while Jayson Tatum from the Celtics led with 24. At this point, the Boston Celtics will be winning in home court as predicted by the NBA betting analysts.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: TD Garden Boston, MA


Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 5/9/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +250

Spread: +7.5 (-110)

Total: 213.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -300

Spread: -7.5 (-110)

Total: 213.5 u (-110)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Analysis

The Philadelphia 76ers secured victory by defeating the Celtics by a score of 116-115 in overtime of Game 4. Regarding personal fouls, the 76ers recorded 23 while the Celtics recorded 21 personal fouls. James Harden was one of the standouts in this contest, scoring 42 points on 16 out of 23 shots from the field. Harden completed 47 minutes and 8 boards over that span, shooting 69.6% from the field and disbursing 9 dimes in total. 

The Philadelphia 76ers turn the ball over 13.7 times per game and collectively commit 20.4 fouls per contest. As an overall unit, Philadelphia is currently grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game and leading the NBA with 2,063 assists – ranking them 16th for passing. The Philadelphia 76ers are currently shooting 38.7% on 3-point shots and 83.55% from the charity stripe, scoring 115.2 points per contest while shooting 48.7% from the floor. 

Defense wise, the 76ers have forced an average of 14.3 turnovers each game while also drawing 19.6 personal fouls per contest. These guys give up 34.8% from beyond the arc and rank third in points per game allowed. The 76ers have given up a field goal percentage of 47.3% and given up 41.2 rebounds per game collectively. They currently rank 6th in the NBA when it comes to surrendering assists to their opponents, giving up 1,986 of them thus far this season.

Game 4 saw the Boston Celtics allow Philadelphia to snare 44 shots. They finished their game shooting 38.2% from three-point range by making 13 of 34 attempts and went 19-22 at free throw line to secure victory in this one. Jayson Tatum played an essential role for the Celtics during this game. He made 9 out of 20 shots for an effective shooting rate of 45.0% and pulled down 18 rebounds – contributing a crucial 18 rebounds overall to help ensure their victory. Tatum scored 24 points over 47 minutes of court time and recorded 6 assists. 

As an offensive team, the Celtics are connecting on 47.5% from the floor – 14th highest among all NBA teams. Boston has scored 9,671 points this season and averages 45.3 rebounds per contest. They provide assists 26.7 times per game and turn over the ball 13.4 times. The Celtics are currently committing 18.8 fouls per contest and making 81.2% of their free throw attempts. Boston allows 34.5% on shots from distance, with their opponents making 76.9% of their free throw shots. They allow 23.1 dimes and 44.0 boards per game, ranking them 2nd in and 18th in the league. The Celtics defense currently ranks fifth in the league in points allowed per contest at 111.4, forcing 12.7 turnovers per game while permitting opposing teams to shoot 46.3% from the field.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Philadelphia are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games. Philadelphia are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games. Philadelphia are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Boston are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games. Boston are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games. Boston are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home. Boston are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Free Pick

The Celtics have outshone the Sixers in this series, yet we find them tied at two games each. After suffering an agonizing loss on Sunday afternoon in Game 4, Boston will come out looking stronger than ever and more determined than ever to secure victory in game 5. Boston Celtics will come out on top of this match as per the NBA betting lines.

Free Pick: Boston Celtics -7.5 (-110)