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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 2/8/2023 Picks, Tips and Game Preview

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 2/8/2023 Picks, Tips and Game Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers will square off against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Wednesday evening, with tip-off set for 7:30 PM ET. The 76ers are looking to bounce back from a 108-97 loss to the New York Knicks, while the Celtics are coming off a victory against the Detroit Pistons. Despite the recent setback, Philadelphia has been in top form lately, boasting an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. In their last outing, the 76ers got off to a promising start, leading 35-24 after the first quarter, but struggled in the second, being outscored 27-18.

Philadelphia is averaging 114.6 points per game, shooting 48.2% from the field and 82.5% from the free throw line. Joel Embiid leads the team in scoring with 33.4 points per game and 4.1 assists, while James Harden averages 21 points and 10.9 assists. Tyrese Maxey is another key scorer for the 76ers with double-digit averages, and Tobias Harris contributes 6.1 rebounds per game. Philadelphia’s three-point shooting stands at 38.5% and they average 40.7 rebounds per game, but they also surrender 110.9 points per game and allow opponents to shoot 47.2% from the field and 34.2% from beyond the arc.

  • Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 matches with the Celtics.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
  • The 76ers are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston. 

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 2/8/2023 Picks, Tips and Game Preview

The first-seeded Boston Celtics, boasting a 38-16 record and leading the Eastern Conference, head to TD Garden for a match-up with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics hold a dominant 20-7 record at home and a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The team, averaging 117.6 points per game (third in the league), is fueled by their high-performing offensive lineup, led by Jayson Tatum’s 30.9 points per game and Jaylen Brown’s 27 points per game. 

The team also receives significant contributions from Malcolm Brogdon (14.4 PPG), Marcus Smart (11.1 PPG), and Derrick White (10.8 PPG). With a 47.3% field goal percentage and a 37.1% three-point percentage, the Celtics aim to continue their dominant performance. On the defensive end, the team allows 111.6 points per game (sixth in the league) on 46.5% shooting and pulls down 45 rebounds per game.

  • The Boston Celtics are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home against the 76ers.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • Boston is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.

Philadelphia 76ers VS Boston Celtics. The NBA pick to win this match is the Boston Celtics. The 76ers are the underdog in this contest. The 76ers have been one of the better teams in the league all year, and they’re 9-5 ATS as an underdog. The Celtics have had some losses these last few weeks, and they’ve lost 5 of the last 8 meetings against the 76ers. Take Boston to win over the 76ers predicted at 118-112.

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM, EST

Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023


NBA Odds: Boston Celtics -4.5

NBA Totals: 228.5

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