Game four of an Eastern Conference Second Round series is set for Sunday afternoon when the Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics have taken control of this series, after their poor game one loss, and can put one foot in the Conference Finals with a win Sunday afternoon. Below is my NBA pick for the Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Pick
The Pick: Boston Celtics -2.5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2023.
Why Bet the Boston Celtics:
✅ Boston has been great against the spread having covered 10 of their last 13 games played.
✅ The Celtics have covered seven of their last eight meetings with the Sixers.
✅ Philadelphia is just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home meetings with the Celtics.
Boston Celtics Grabbed Home Court Back
Boston fans were shocked when the Sixers won game one, in Boston and without Joel Embiid, but they will be happy with how their team responded in the past two games. The Celtics evened the series up with a dominant 121-87 win in game two, and then moved to Philadelphia and took the series lead with a 114-102 win in game three.
In the game three win, the Sixers started strong and led by one after one, but the Celtics answered in the second half and led by seven points at the half. Boston extended the lead to 11 points after the third quarter and were able to hold off a fourth quarter run by Philadelphia to get the 12-point win.
Boston was led by Jayson Tatum and his 27 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Jaylen Brown added 23 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the victory.
The Philadelphia 76ers Are in Trouble
Philadelphia has looked bad since Joel Embiid returned and that continued in their game three loss. James Harden, who had a vintage game one, has been silent since and does not seem like he can play with the MVP any longer. The Sixers are now just two games away from elimination and are now facing an uphill battle.
In the game three loss, Embiid had 30 points, 13, rebounds, and four assists. Harden had just 16 points to go with his 11 assists on the night.