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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Philadelphia
76ers
0 - 0
Boston
Celtics
0 - 0
October 18, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT
 | TD Garden

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Philadelphia
76ers
0 - 0
Boston
Celtics
0 - 0
October 18, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT
 | TD Garden
  • The Boston Celtics welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to TD Garden on Tuesday for the first game of the 2022-23 NBA season. Can Boston follow up its NBA Finals run with a good start or will Philly spoil the Celtics’ home opener? Find out in our 76ers vs Celtics prediction.

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    76ers vs Celtics Sportsbook Odds

    The Celtics come in as the 6.5-point favorite at home for the season opener. The total was set at 213 points with the UNDER going 5-1 in the last six meetings between the two teams at TD Garden. Philadelphia has won five of the last seven meetings, so you may want to make a play and go with the underdog in your 76ers vs Celtics prediction.

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    Embiid, Harden Head Into First Full Season Together

    The 76ers ended their 2021-22 season in the second round – the same fate the club has endured four times in the last five years. This year, however, will mark the team’s first full season with both Joel Embiid and James Harden so perhaps they’re poised to get over the hump.

    Embiid will, of course, be the main man in Philly again after a career year last season when he posted 30.6 points per game to finish as the NBA’s top scorer. Harden’s campaign was a bit more tumultuous after his fallout with the Brooklyn Nets and subsequent struggles in the postseason, so he’ll be looking to bounce back.

    Celtics Look To Repeat Last Season’s Success

    The Celtics come into this season with excitement as well as bitter disappointment after falling to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. It was Boston’s first Finals appearance since 2010 and obviously the first of the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown era. Luckily, both players are still around to potentially lead the team to another deep run.

    Boston did have some offseason drama as head coach Ime Udoka was suspended by the club for the entirety of the 2022-23 season. On the positive side, they added Malcolm Brogdon, who could be a key scorer off the bench.

    76ers Player Prop: Embiid OVER 29 Points (+102)

    You know Embiid will be looking to get off to a hot start once again after putting up some career-best numbers in 2021-22. The big man is getting +102 to hit the OVER on 29 points or +127 to hit 31.

    Celtics Player Prop: Tatum OVER 28 Points (+124)

    Tatum led the Celtics with 26.9 points per game last season and topped the club in the playoffs as well with 25.6 points per contest. The forward is getting +124 to hit the OVER on 28 points. With the hype of the home crowd behind him on Sportsbook night, Tatum should clear it.

    76ers: Keys To Victory

    The key for the 76ers not only in this game but throughout the season will be to maximize the effectiveness of Embiid and Harden. Embiid came into his own last season with a near MVP-level performance, but Harden will need to find a way to ramp it up after posting his lowest points per game mark in 12 years.

    Celtics: Keys To Victory

    Boston was the NBA’s top defensive team in 2021-22, allowing a minuscule 103.9 points per game. Defense will once again be a major area of focus for the Celtics, who will need to find a way to limit the damage from Embiid and Harden in this season opener.

    NBA Computer Pick: Celtics -6.5

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    Shark Bites
    • Philadelphia is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
    • Boston is 8-1 in its last 9 games vs Atlantic teams.
    • Boston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 vs conference foes.

Odds

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Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6.5
-110
+214
o213
-110
-6.5
-110
-270
u213
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3
-115
+128
o217
-114
-3
-105
-148
u217
-106

Edge Finder

109.24
Total Score
110.35
46.59
Field Goal %
46.26
36.54
Three Point %
36.02
82.44
Free Throw %
81.09
41.89
Total Rebounds
45.35
109.24
Total Score
110.35
28.28
First Quarter
27.10
27.24
Second Quarter
27.12
27.37
Third Quarter
28.50
25.71
Fourth Quarter
26.75
46.59
Field Goal %
46.26
82.44
Free Throw %
81.09
36.54
Three Point %
36.02
32.00
Three's Attempts
37.01
11.69
Three's Made
13.33
8.44
Offensive
10.18
33.46
Defensive
35.17
41.89
Total Rebounds
45.35
23.47
Assists
24.75
19.54
Fouls
19.04
11.98
Turnovers
13.27
7.20
Steals
6.77

Head To Head

PHI
Stat Type BOS
5-5
Record
5-5
7-3
ATS
3-7
5-5
O/U
5-5
103.90
Score
108.00
51.80
Half Time Score
52.90
41.84%
Field Goal Percentage
47.03%
41.90
Rebounds
42.20
93/302
3 Point Shots
131/337
8.40
Steals
5.30
PHI
Stat Type BOS
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
2-1
O/U
2-1
102.00
Score
112.33
49.33
Half Time Score
51.00
40.93%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
38.00
Rebounds
45.67
32/98
3 Point Shots
43/103
10.00
Steals
5.00
Feb 15/22 (1 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
87
Score
135
+2
ATS
-2
209 o
O/U
209 u
42
Half Time Score
69
28.70%
Field Goal Percentage
56.10%
40
Rebounds
51
8/32
3 Point Shots
25/45
7
Steals
2
Jan 14/22 (2 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
111
Score
99
-3
ATS
+3
207.5 o
O/U
207.5 u
55
Half Time Score
35
44.70%
Field Goal Percentage
47.40%
40
Rebounds
44
14/41
3 Point Shots
11/31
12
Steals
4
Dec 20/21 (3 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Away
Home
108
Score
103
+3
ATS
-3
214.5 o
O/U
214.5 u
51
Half Time Score
49
50.00%
Field Goal Percentage
46.30%
34
Rebounds
42
10/25
3 Point Shots
7/27
11
Steals
9
Dec 1/21 (4 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Away
Home
87
Score
88
+3
ATS
-3
206.5 o
O/U
206.5 u
40
Half Time Score
44
37.10%
Field Goal Percentage
41.80%
46
Rebounds
46
8/31
3 Point Shots
11/28
7
Steals
5
Apr 6/21 (5 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Away
Home
106
Score
96
-0
ATS
0
222 o
O/U
222 u
59
Half Time Score
46
46.60%
Field Goal Percentage
47.10%
38
Rebounds
32
9/24
3 Point Shots
14/34
11
Steals
5
Jan 22/21 (6 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
122
Score
110
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
221 o
O/U
221 u
49
Half Time Score
52
55.60%
Field Goal Percentage
45.60%
45
Rebounds
32
12/28
3 Point Shots
12/30
9
Steals
10
Jan 20/21 (7 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
117
Score
109
-5
ATS
+5
220.5 o
O/U
220.5 u
58
Half Time Score
61
46.20%
Field Goal Percentage
47.20%
41
Rebounds
45
9/27
3 Point Shots
12/33
12
Steals
3
Aug 23/20 (8 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
106
Score
110
+7
ATS
-7
216.5 o
O/U
216.5 u
58
Half Time Score
57
42.70%
Field Goal Percentage
46.30%
39
Rebounds
42
9/34
3 Point Shots
12/35
7
Steals
4
Aug 21/20 (9 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Home
Away
94
Score
102
+6
ATS
-6
216.5 o
O/U
216.5 u
49
Half Time Score
51
29.50%
Field Goal Percentage
41.40%
57
Rebounds
45
9/39
3 Point Shots
8/31
6
Steals
7
Aug 19/20 (10 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type BOS
Away
Home
101
Score
128
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
214.5 o
O/U
214.5 u
57
Half Time Score
65
41.30%
Field Goal Percentage
51.20%
39
Rebounds
43
5/21
3 Point Shots
19/43
2
Steals
4

Team Records

PHI
Record BOS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PHI
Record BOS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PHI
Record BOS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PHI
Record BOS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PHI
Record BOS
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Joel Embiid C Is "?" Wednesday vs Orlando, Foot
Name Position Inj Desc
Danilo Gallinari SF Is out indefinitely, ACL
Marcus Smart PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Robert Williams PF Is "?" Wednesday vs Brooklyn, Ankle

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
May 12, 2022 MIA 90-99 L -2.5 206 L/U 41.38 85.71 12
May 10, 2022 MIA 85-120 L +3 208 L/U 36.47 93.33 9
May 8, 2022 MIA 116-108 W -2.5 208 W/O 54.41 76.47 16
May 6, 2022 MIA 99-79 W -1 210.50 W/U 47.76 86.36 16
May 4, 2022 MIA 103-119 L +8 208.50 L/O 45.24 86.36 8
May 2, 2022 MIA 92-106 L +7.5 208.50 L/U 43.04 90.00 6
Apr 28, 2022 TOR 132-97 W -1 209.50 W/O 58.02 95.65 16
Apr 25, 2022 TOR 88-103 L -8.5 211.50 L/U 38.27 80.00 10
Apr 23, 2022 TOR 102-110 L -2.5 213 L/U 42.50 84.00 13
Apr 20, 2022 TOR 104-101 W -2 216.50 W/U 51.35 75.00 13
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jun 16, 2022 GS 90-103 L -4 211.50 L/U 42.50 91.67 11
Jun 13, 2022 GS 94-104 L +4 211.50 L/U 41.33 67.74 11
Jun 10, 2022 GS 97-107 L -4 213.50 L/U 40.00 73.68 15
Jun 8, 2022 GS 116-100 W -3.5 214.50 W/O 48.31 70.83 13
Jun 5, 2022 GS 88-107 L +4.5 213.50 L/U 37.50 76.47 15
Jun 2, 2022 GS 120-108 W +3.5 214 W/O 50.59 81.25 21
May 29, 2022 MIA 100-96 W -3 198 W/U 41.18 79.17 11
May 27, 2022 MIA 103-111 L -8.5 201.50 L/O 44.44 90.32 11
May 25, 2022 MIA 93-80 W -3.5 203.50 W/U 46.48 73.91 10
May 23, 2022 MIA 102-82 W -6.5 205.50 W/U 39.74 84.21 8
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