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Celtics vs 76ers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/8/23

Philadelphia 76ers (34-18) vs. Boston Celtics (38-16)
February 8, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -4.5; Over/Under: -
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.4 points and 4.1 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21 points and 10.9 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 27 points and 3.2 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 16-6 in 76ers last 22 overall. The over is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 Wednesday games. The 76ers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Boston and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

We’ll need to know if Embiid is going to play before locking this in, but the 76ers in the underdog role is appealing. 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 hiccups these last few weeks, and they’ve lost 5 of the last 8 meetings against the 76ers. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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