Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics: Analysis & Preview 05/09/2023

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics: Analysis & Preview 05/09/2023

May 9, 2023



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The Boston Celtics will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston. This will be Game 5 in the Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA playoffs. The series is currently tied 2-2 as the Philadelphia 76ers won the last game 116-115 with an overtime game-winning three pointer from James Harden.
The Philadelphia 76ers managed to clutch Game 4, winning in overtime by just one point. James Harden has been on top form both times Philadelphia won, scoring 45 points, 1 rebound and 6 assists in Game 1, and 42 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists last game. Joel Embiid has also been scoring a lot of points for the 76ers, with back-to-back 30+ point double-doubles, with 34 points and 13 rebounds last game. The Celtics are shooting 38% from outside the arc against the 76ers. During the regular season and in Round 1, three-point shooting may have been Philadelphia’s biggest strength, but the 76ers shot nearly 3.0% poorer against Boston than they did against Brooklyn. Heading to Game 5, the 7ers are currently injury free, after having Joel Embiid coming back last game.

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Even though the Celtics have been playing really well in this series, they still couldn’t win their last game and lost in overtime after not getting a shot on time with 20 seconds still left in the game. Jayson Tatum, who performed great during the game, led the Celtics with 24 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists in Game 4. Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon also had solid performances, scoring 23, 21 and 19 points respectively. A positive for Boston was their bench scoring production over the past four games, outscoring Philadelphia 124-82. That 42-point difference is mostly attributable to Malcolm Brogdon. In the series, he is scoring 19.25 points per game on the basis of a 53.3% three-point shooting percentage.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Game Information

  • Date: 05/09/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
  • How to Watch 76ers vs Celtics : TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


76ers vs Celtics Betting Lines

76ers are +250 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $250. On the other side, Celtics are -300 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $33.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have 76ers at a 28.57% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Celtics have 75.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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