Celtics Vs. 76ers Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 Odds Today | May 5, 2023

Posted on May 4, 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to leading scorer Joel Embiid when they try to upset the Jayson Tatum-led Boston Celtics on May 5, 2023. The 76ers (54-28) are a 2.5-point underdog against the Celtics (57-25). The game’s point total is set at 214.5.

The teams square off again after the Celtics took down the 76ers 121-87 Wednesday. In the Celtics’ victory, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points (and added three rebounds and four assists), while Tobias Harris scored 16 in the losing effort for the 76ers.

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Celtics Vs. 76ers Odds, Betting Line, Matchup Info

  • When: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: ESPN
  • Spread Favorite: Celtics -2.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Celtics -141
  • Moneyline Underdog: 76ers +118
  • Over/Under: 214.5 points

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Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Celtics have put together a 44-36-2 ATS record so far this year.
  • When playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Boston has an ATS record of 33-33-2.
  • The Celtics have been chosen as favorites in 72 games this year and have walked away with the win 51 times (70.8%) in those games.
  • This season, Boston has come away with a win 46 times in 65 chances when named as a favorite of at least -141 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • In the Celtics’ 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 40 times.
  • Boston and its opponents have scored more than 214.5 points in 65 of 82 games this season.
  • Celtics outings this year have an average total of 229.4, 14.9 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Celtics Top Performers

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 74 30.1 8.8 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.2
Jaylen Brown 67 26.6 6.9 3.5 1.1 0.4 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 67 14.9 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 2
Derrick White 82 12.4 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 61 11.5 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.4 1.9

Celtics Season Stats

  • Boston’s +535 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 6.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth in the NBA) while allowing 111.4 per contest (fourth in the league).
  • The 45.3 rebounds per game the Celtics average rank seventh in the NBA, and are 1.3 more than the 44 their opponents pull down per contest.
  • The Celtics are putting up 120.5 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 115.4 points per contest.
  • Boston gives up 110.5 points per game at home this year, compared to 112.4 on the road.
  • The Celtics are posting 120.4 points per game in their previous 20 games, compared to their season average of 117.9.
  • While Boston is allowing 111.4 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark in its last 20 games, allowing 109.2 points per contest.
  • In their last 20 games, the Celtics are making 16.6 treys per game, 0.6 more than their season average (16). They also sport a better three-point percentage over their previous 20 games (38.9%) compared to their season average (37.6%).

Celtics Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
4/23 Hawks W 129-121 Away -7.5
4/25 Hawks L 119-117 Home -13.5
4/27 Hawks W 128-120 Away -7
5/1 76ers L 119-115 Home -10.5
5/3 76ers W 121-87 Home -8
5/5 76ers Away -2.5
5/7 76ers Away
5/9 76ers Home

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76ers Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia has compiled a 47-34-1 record against the spread this year.
  • The 76ers have been an underdog by 2.5 points or more 17 times this season, and covered the spread in nine of those games.
  • Philadelphia has won 13, or 50%, of the 26 games it has played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, the 76ers have won seven of their 16 games, or 43.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +118 on the moneyline.
  • Philadelphia’s games have hit the over 45 out of 82 times this year.
  • The 76ers have played 56 games this season that ended with a combined score higher than 214.5 points.
  • The average over/under for Philadelphia’s contests this season is 226.1, 11.6 more points than this game’s total.

76ers Top Performers

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 66 33.1 10.2 4.2 1 1.7 1
James Harden 58 21 6.1 10.7 1.2 0.5 2.8
Tyrese Maxey 60 20.3 2.9 3.5 0.8 0.1 2.7
Louis King 1 20 4 2 1 0 4
Tobias Harris 74 14.7 5.7 2.5 0.9 0.5 1.7

76ers Season Stats

  • Offensively, Philadelphia is the 14th-ranked team in the NBA (115.2 points per game). Defensively, it is third-best (110.9 points conceded per game).
  • The 76ers average 40.9 rebounds per game (26th in league), compared to the 41.2 of their opponents.
  • At home, Philadelphia scores 114.2 points per game. On the road, it scores 116.2.
  • The 76ers allow 109.5 points per game at home, and 112.3 away.
  • On the offensive side of the ball, Philadelphia has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 20 games, scoring 112.2 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 115.2 it has racked up over the course of this season.
  • The 76ers have been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 108.6 points per game during their last 20 contests compared to the 110.9 points per game their opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
  • Over its past 20 outings, Philadelphia is making 0.4 fewer three-pointers per game than its season long average (12.2 compared to 12.6 season-long), while also shooting a lower percentage from beyond the arc in that span (37.4% compared to 38.7% season-long).

76ers Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
4/17 Nets W 96-84 Home -10
4/20 Nets W 102-97 Away -4.5
4/22 Nets W 96-88 Away -2
5/1 Celtics W 119-115 Away +10.5
5/3 Celtics L 121-87 Away +8
5/5 Celtics Home +2.5
5/7 Celtics Home
5/9 Celtics Away

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