Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25, 2023

 

Odds

Time 8:30 p.m. EST
76ers money line +100
76ers spread +1 (-110)
Celtics money line -110
Celtics spread -1 (-110)
Over / under 227

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
Record 39-19 43-17
Home / road record 23-8 11-17
Streak W4 W1
Points per game 114.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 110.00 111.00
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 33-25 30-29-1
 

Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers continue at home and will host the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other twice earlier this season in Boston where the Celtics took the win in both games. oth teams have a strong lineup, with two of the NBA's top scorers, Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum, leading the charge.

 

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have had a good season so far, with a record of 39-19, which puts them in third place in the Eastern Conference. The team has a strong defense, with a defensive rating of 110.4, which ranks third in the Eastern Conference. Their defense will be put to the test against the Celtics, who have the sixth-best offense in the league.

The 76ers are led by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 33.0 points per game, which ranks second in the NBA. He is also averaging 11.6 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Embiid has been the driving force behind the 76ers' success this season, and he will be a player to watch in this game.

In addition to Embiid, the 76ers have a talented supporting cast, including James Harden, who is averaging 21.6 points per game and shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. The 76ers will need a strong performance from their supporting cast to complement Embiid's play.

The 76ers have been playing well recently, winning seven of their last ten games, and they will look to carry that momentum into their game against the Celtics.

In addition to their scoring output, the 76ers have also been dominant on the glass, grabbing an average of 40.4 rebounds per game. This rebounding prowess has allowed them to control the tempo of games and limit their opponents' second-chance opportunities.

Furthermore, the team has showcased its excellent passing skills, dishing out an average of 25.1 assists per game. This unselfish play has resulted in a high level of team cohesion and a diverse scoring output, with multiple players contributing in each game.

On the defensive end, the 76ers have been a formidable force, recording an average of 7.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game. These statistics highlight the team's commitment to playing tenacious defense and disrupting their opponents' offensive flow.

Despite their recent success, the 76ers have faced some tough opponents and have allowed an average of 109.3 points per game over their last 10 games.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are a team that has been one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference for several seasons now. Led by their star forward Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 30.6 points per game, the Celtics have a high-powered offense that is capable of scoring points in bunches. They have been especially dominant against Eastern Conference opponents, going 25-12 in conference play.

In addition to Tatum, the Celtics have a strong supporting cast that includes Marcus Smart, who is averaging 11.1 points and 7.1 assists per game. The Celtics also have a solid defense, with a team average of 5.5 steals and 4.6 blocks per game. However, they will be without key players Jaylen Brown and Danilo Gallinari due to injury, which could impact their performance in this game.

The Boston Celtics have been playing some of their best basketball in their last 10 games, winning 7 and losing only 3. During this stretch, they have been averaging an impressive 119.0 points per game, which is significantly higher than their season average of 116.0 points per game. This suggests that the Celtics have been firing on all cylinders offensively and are capable of putting up big numbers against any team.

In addition to their high-scoring offense, the Celtics have also been dominant on the boards, averaging 47.9 rebounds per game during their last 10 games. This is significantly higher than their season average of 45.9 rebounds per game and suggests that the Celtics have been playing with a high level of energy and intensity on both ends of the court.

The Celtics' defense has also been impressive during their last 10 games, as they are averaging 5.5 steals and 4.6 blocks per game. This indicates that the Celtics have been aggressive on the defensive end and have been disrupting their opponents' offensive game plans.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Boston are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston' last 13 games.

Boston are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games.

Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.

Boston are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Boston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 20 games.

Philadelphia are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games against Boston.

 

Prediction

Both teams have had a good season so far, and this game promises to be a closely contested matchup. However, the 76ers have the advantage of playing at home, which could prove to be the difference in this game.

The 76ers have a strong defense, which will be put to the test against the Celtics' offense. If the 76ers can limit the Celtics' scoring and force turnovers, they will have a good chance of winning.

Joel Embiid has been playing at an exceptional level, and he will be the key player for the 76ers. His ability to score, rebound, and defend will be crucial in this game.

On the other hand, the Celtics will rely heavily on Jayson Tatum, who has been one of the best players in the league this season. If he can continue to play at a high level, the Celtics will have a chance to win.

In the end, the 76ers' home court advantage and strong defense should give them the edge in this matchup. If they can limit Tatum's scoring and force turnovers, they should be able to win this game.

 

PICK: 76ers ML (+100)

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