Celtics vs. 76ers Prediction & Odds
The top-seeded Boston Celtics head to Philadelphia to take on the #3-seed 76ers on ABC Saturday night at 8:30 PM ET. Can the 76ers cover the 1-point spread as home underdogs?
The Boston Celtics are 43-17 on the season. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Celtics are 33-27 ATS on the year.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-19 on the season. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games. The 76ers are 34-23-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
545 Boston Celtics (-1) at 546 Philadelphia 76ers (+1); O/U 227
8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 25, 2023
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Celtics vs. 76ers Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 78% of public bettors are currently backing the Celtics -1 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Boston shooting guard Jaylen Brown is one of the best #2 scoring options in the league. Brown is putting up 26.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.5 made three-pointers per game for the Celtics this season. The former #3 overall pick is shooting well from the field (48.6%) and the free throw line (77.7%) while also recording 1.1 steals per game. He might have some value in DFS this weekend.
If you need a cost-effective center, consider Boston’s Al Horford. The veteran out of Florida is posting 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, and 2 made three-pointers per game for Boston this season. Horford may have some open looks if Joel Embiid is tired from shouldering the offensive load for Philly on Saturday.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
For a sleeper at point guard, consider Philly’s De’Anthony Melton. Melton should be able to help your DFS squad in multiple categories. The USC alum is averaging 10.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.1 made three-pointers per game for the Sixers this season.
If you’re in the market for efficient scoring, consider 76ers' power forward Tobias Harris. Harris is posting 15.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1.8 made three-pointers per game on the campaign. Harris is shooting extremely well from the field (49.6%), the three-point line (37.9%), and the charity stripe (87.5%) this year. He could help your shooting percentages in DFS on Saturday.
Celtics vs. 76ers NBA Betting Trends
Boston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
Boston is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Philadelphia is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Philadelphia is 21-6 ATS in their last 27 home games.
Celtics vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
I really like this spot for Philadelphia. The Sixers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Philadelphia is also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest. If that wasn’t enough, the 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Philly lost their first two games against the Celtics this season by an average of 8 points per game, but both of those showdowns were in Boston. I think the 76ers make a statement on Saturday night and beat the best team in the Eastern Conference outright.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +1