Philadelphia 76ers (51-27) vs Boston Celtics (54-24)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.1 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.8 points and 3.4 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.3 points and 4.2 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.4 points and 10.8 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The 76ers are 24-10 ATS in their last 34 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Celtics last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers should be getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home. However, it's the Boston Celtics that are playing the better ball, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 19.8 points. The Celtics have also won 4 straight games against the 76ers. The value is with the Celtics and the free bucket, so that's the direction I lean.