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Celtics vs 76ers Prop Bets

Last Updated: May 14, 2023

Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers takes place on Sunday. The winner moves on to face Miami, while the loser goes home.

This game may be a defining moment for several of its stars. Who will step and lead their team to victory? More importantly, who will help us cash some props?

Here are a few of my favorite Celtics vs 76ers Game 7 props.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 7 Player Prop Odds

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 7 Player Props

Jaylen Brown: Under 27.5 Points + Assists (-113) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

As has been the case throughout this series, Brown is not looking for his shot much. After averaging over 20 shots per game during both the regular season and the first round of the playoffs, Brown is attempting only 15 per game in this series and has yet to take more than 18 shots in a single game.

However, he has been efficient, shooting nearly 55% from the field throughout the series and scoring at least 23 points five times. Therefore, I am hedging slightly by taking his points plus assists line.

Brown had 24 points and two assists in Game 5, so there is a bit of a precedent here. He only has 10 potential assists over his last two games, so I am not worried about him hurting us in the assist department.

I am taking the Under on Brown’s combined points plus assists prop and making it my NBA bet of the day.

Robert Williams III: Over 15.5 Points + Rebounds (-105) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Head coach Joe Mazzulla inserted Williams into the starting lineup in Game 6, which turned out to be a great move. He stabilized Boston’s defense and helped keep Philadelphia in check, logging 10 points and nine rebounds while notching a +18 in 28 minutes.

After a performance like that, Williams should see plenty of minutes in Game 7. He’s not a scorer per se, but he has scored at least eight points in all four games this postseason in which he has played at least 23 minutes.

P.J. Tucker: Under 5.5 Rebounds + Assists (-137) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Every action has an opposite and equal reaction, so they say. Well, one of Doc Rivers‘ counters to Boston giving Williams more playing time was to limit Tucker’s.

The veteran forward played just 20 minutes in Game 6, and if he plays fewer minutes again in Game 7, it severely reduces the likelihood of him hitting this number.

Tucker had at least six combined rebounds plus assists in only 12 of 46 games in which he played 25 minutes or less. His hit rate was just 5-for-27 in games he played 22 or fewer minutes.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 7 Team Props

Celtics: Under 104.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

It feels odd to take an Under here when I have been praising Boston’s offense for a month, but I think Mazzulla finally realized that a defensive adjustment was necessary for the Celtics to win this series.


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That adjustment has been to start Williams alongside Al Horford rather than stagger his big men. The result is not always pretty — especially when Horford is not hitting his shots — but the defensive presence negates any offensive inefficiency.

I think both teams will go Under their respective totals in Game 7, but I believe Boston will do so by a greater margin. Hence, my selection of the Celtics here.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 6 Props Preview

NBA MVP Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. Standing in their way are Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics.

Of course, they are not the only players who will affect the outcome of Thursday’s Game 6.

Find out who I am backing (or fading) with some of my favorite Celtics vs 76ers props.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 6 Player Prop Odds

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 6 Player Props

Joel Embiid: Over 29.5 Points (-127) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

Embiid has come through with three consecutive performances of 30 points or more. This game is shaping up to be a defining moment in his career, and I expect him to rise to the challenge.

What I like most about this prop is he has shot below 50% from the floor in all four games he has played in this series. That tells me the volume is there and that there is room for Embiid to improve on his scoring in Game 6, making this my NBA bet of the day.

Jayson Tatum: Over 29.5 Points (-111) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Boston was in this exact scenario a year ago — down 3-2 and going on the road after losing Game 5 at home. In last year’s Game 6, he dropped 46 in Milwaukee to lead the Celtics to victory.

I think Tatum will replicate that effort on Thursday.

Like Embiid, Tatum has been slightly less efficient than his normal self in recent games. However, it has not drastically impacted his scoring numbers.

Tatum has averaged 29 points per game over his last three games despite shooting only 44.8% from the field. I do not doubt that volume will be there for Tatum in Game 6. Unlike, say…

Jaylen Brown: Under 24.5 Points (-104) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I realize that I am probably alone on an island with this player prop, but based on what I have seen in this series, I have no faith in Boston and Joe Mazzulla to feature Brown offensively.

Brown has yet to take more than 18 shots in a game in this series. Tatum, on the other hand, has shot the ball at least 20 times in four of five games. The lone exception was Game 2, where he only played 19 minutes.

Brown has shot 50% or better (and had a higher shooting percentage than Tatum) in four of the five games in this series, but Boston seems hellbent on having Brown play Robin to Tatum’s Batman. Because of that, I think Brown will go Under his points prop in Game 6.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 6 Team Props

76ers: Over 105.5 Points (-118) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

As I mentioned in my Game 6 prediction piece, I expect this game to go several points Over its Vegas total. I am also picking Philadelphia to win outright.

Therefore, I am not going to overcomplicate matters and take the Sixers to surpass their team total in Game 6.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 5 Props Preview

Game 5 will be pivotal in deciding whether the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. I expect the star players on each side to play huge roles in this game.

That leads me to some of my favorite Celtics vs 76ers Game 5 props.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 5 Player Prop Odds

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 5 Player Props

Jaylen Brown: Over 23.5 Points (-123) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

Future generations of scholars may need to study Boston’s utilization of Brown to this point in the series if the Celtics fail to defeat Philadelphia in this series.

Brown has scored 12 or more points in the first quarter in three of the first four games of this series. However, he has been unable to clear 25 points in a single game as we head into Game 5.

It is not as if Brown becomes inefficient as the game moves on — he is shooting 57.4% in this series — but for whatever reason, Boston seems content to utilize him as a secondary or tertiary option.

Before this series, Brown logged at least 40 minutes in 14 games this season. He never attempted fewer than 18 shots in any of those games and only once took fewer than 20.

In this series, he has played 40 minutes twice. He has 10 and 16 shot attempts in those two games, both Boston losses.

I expect Brown to get up at least 20 shots in Game 5. With the level of efficiency he has displayed, he should easily go Over this number, making this my NBA bet of the day.

James Harden: Over 27.5 Points + Rebounds (-119) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I cannot lie — this line feels a little trappy. But I cannot ignore that I see lots of potential value in taking Harden to surpass his points plus rebounds prop in Game 5.

First, let us start with Harden’s performances in this series, which are all over the place. He’s recorded 46, 22, 22, and 50 combined points and rebounds.

On one hand, he is averaging a solid 35 points plus rebounds per game. On the other hand, he has fallen short twice in four tries.

I think all four of Harden’s shooting performances are various forms of fluky, but he knows he has to provide more scoring in this game than he did during the regular season. That means he should shoot at a high volume in Game 5.

Harden has averaged 15 rebound chances over the last three games, so even if his shot is not falling, I believe there is a good chance he eclipses this number based on his ability on the boards.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 5 Team Props

Celtics: Over 28.5 Second Quarter Points (-113) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

This has been my favorite team prop to this point in the postseason, and I will ride it until the wheels fall off. Boston has surpassed this number in nine of 10 games, with a low mark of 28 points.

The Celtics should look to push the pace in this game to wear Philadelphia down. They also have a more diverse offense, so more possessions should play in their favor.

The second quarter usually features one or two prominent bench players, and this is where the Celtics have an edge over the Sixers. I expect Boston to head into the locker room with some momentum following a big second quarter.

76ers: Over 103.5 Points (-106) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I think the Sixers hit this number more or less by default in Game 5. I expect Boston to push the pace of this game early and exploit their offensive advantages over Philadelphia.

The Sixers want to slow things down, but if they fall behind, they may have no choice but to speed things up.

Boston has been known to take their foot off the gas and allow teams to play their way back into games. I believe the Celtics will eventually come away with a win but allow a fair number of points in the process.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 4 Props Preview

The Boston Celtics have taken two straight from the Philadelphia 76ers. They look to make it three in a row and take control of the series in Game 4 on Sunday.

Regardless of which team comes out on top, there are several props I have my eye on. Here are some of my favorite Celtics vs 76ers prop bets for Game 4.

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James Harden: 6+ Rebounds (-125) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

Harden has struggled offensively in his last two games, but The Beard has been a beast on the boards.

The 33-year-old had 16 combined rebounds in Games 2 and 3, clearing this number in both contests. He also leads all players in this series with 30 rebound chances over the past two games.

With Joel Embiid playing at less than full strength and the possibility of P.J. Tucker seeing reduced minutes, I expect Harden to grab plenty of rebounds in Game 4. I am making this my NBA pick of the day.

Jaylen Brown: Over 3.5 Assists (-108) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Fun fact: Through three games of this series, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have played the same number of minutes and have the same number of potential assists.

However, Tatum is -125 (or worse) to go over 4.5 assists in Game 4, while Brown is nearly even money to clear 3.5. I will gladly take the discount given Brown’s approach in this series.

Brown has yet to shoot the ball 20 times in a game. Meanwhile, he has cleared this prop in all three. I look for Brown to continue to involve his teammates and surpass this number for a fourth straight game.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 4 Team Props

76ers: Over 106.5 Points (-105) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I realize that Philadelphia has fallen short of this number in back-to-back games, but I think Doc Rivers will make some adjustments that should improve the offense.

I believe we will see De’Anthony Melton continue to play more minutes at the expense of Tucker, who is simply not an offensive threat at this stage of his career. Getting Melton involved should work to Philadelphia’s benefit.

Of course, the Sixers’ starting backcourt must also play better. Harden and Tyrese Maxey have shot 25.9% in their two losses. Some positive regression by Philly’s guards and an effort to pick up the pace should lead to the team scoring enough points to get over this hump.

Celtics: Over 26.5 Second-Quarter Points (-130) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I will keep playing this team prop for as long as FanDuel generously posts it.

The sportsbook posted this at 27.5 for Game 3. Boston cleared it, and the number went down? Sign me up.

The Celtics have scored at least 28 second-quarter points in all nine postseason games. I see no reason why they cannot make it 10.

Even though I think Philadelphia ultimately pulls off the upset, I still expect Boston to score plenty of points, and I like them to exceed their second-quarter total.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 3 Props Preview

The Boston Celtics dominated Game 2 to even their series with the Philadelphia 76ers. We know that Game 3 should be a much more competitive contest, but a lot of individual players fell short of expectations on Wednesday night.

What can we expect going forward? I answer that question and provide my favorite Celtics vs 76ers prop bets for Game 3.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 3 Player Prop Odds

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Jayson Tatum: Over 8.5 Rebounds (-145) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

First, allow me to address the elephant in the room — the price. This prop is heavily juiced. I normally do not like paying such a steep price. As an alternative, you could go Over 9.5 rebounds at (+100) on FanDuel.

Now, let’s get to the play itself. Tatum fell short of this number in Game 2, registering only seven rebounds. However, Tatum only played 19 minutes due to early foul trouble and the ensuing blowout.

Even after falling short on Wednesday, Tatum has had at least 10 rebounds in five of eight playoff games. He should log heavy minutes and earn enough rebounding opportunities to cross this threshold.

Because the price is so high, I am only playing this for one unit. Still, I consider this prop my NBA pick of the day.

Derrick White: Under 6.5 Rebounds + Assists (-121) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I cannot blame White for going Under this number in Game 2 given how it played out. However, he has gone Under in five of his last six games.

White has been a bit of an afterthought for Boston of late. In Game 1, he totaled just five combined rebounds and assists in 27 minutes. More importantly, he finished that game as a -15.

Contrast that with Malcolm Brogdon, who has scored at least 20 points and registered a plus/minus of +25 through the first two games in this series.

Joe Mazzulla will not hesitate to play Brogdon or Grant Williams for heavy stretches. That could limit the opportunities White gets in Game 3.

The Celtics have plenty of mouths to feed, so I am somewhat skeptical of White being on the court long enough to accumulate the required number of rebounds and assists he will need.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 3 Team Props

Celtics: Over 107.5 Points (-112) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I acknowledge that the result from Game 2 was not what most people, myself included, expected. But we need to give Boston credit for how they are executing offensively.

The Celtics finished the regular season second in offensive efficiency and have not missed a beat in the playoffs. They have now scored 112 points in every playoff game this season.

Boston scored 121 points in Game 2 despite their leading scorer contributing just seven points. The Celtics have too many options to shut down. I expect them to go Over their team total again in Game 3.

Celtics: Over 27.5 Second Quarter Points (-113) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I am going back to the well and taking the Celtics to score more than their second-quarter total. Boston was fourth in the Association in second-quarter scoring during the regular season and has carried that over into this year’s playoffs.

They scored at least 30 points in every second quarter against the Atlanta Hawks. In this series, they have scored 28 and 29 points in the first two games.

Boston’s bench generally gets plenty of playing time during the second quarter, and this is when their depth usually shows up. Brogdon has been rolling of late, and Grant Williams can get hot and score in bunches.

Philadelphia has not proven they can slow down the Celtics’ offense, so this is another way to back Boston’s depth advantage.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 2 Props Preview

After Philadelphia’s shocking win to start their series with the Boston Celtics, they look to seize control of the series in Wednesday’s Game 2.

The status of likely league MVP Joel Embiid may be in question, but one thing is certain — there are plenty of takeaways from Game 1 that we can apply when coming up with Game 2 prop bets.

With that in mind, here are my favorite Celtics vs 76ers prop bets for Game 2.

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 2 Player Props

Jaylen Brown: Over 24.5 Points (-120) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.5 Units

The Celtics must make two adjustments based on what occurred in Game 1. One is on the offensive end, and one is on the defensive end. First, let’s address the offense.

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points in Game 1 while playing 42 minutes. Those numbers may seem pretty normal. However, his involvement in the offense was anything but.

Brown took just 10 shots in Game 1. Before then, Brown had played 40 minutes or more in 15 games this season, including the playoffs. His previous low in shot attempts in that sample size was 18.

In those 15 games, Brown scored at least 25 points in 13 of them. Boston must ensure Brown gets plenty of shots up in this game. We cannot expect him to shoot 80% from the field again, but the increase in shot attempts will boost his totals.

I have Brown scoring at least 25 points as my NBA pick of the day.

Al Horford: Under 17.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (+104) • Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The second adjustment Boston must make is to avoid exposing Al Horford on the defensive end against James Harden.

Harden routinely ran pick-and-rolls at Horford and went to work on the 36-year-old. Philadelphia scored 25 points on 16 direct pick-and-rolls run by Harden at Horford.

Horford is not exactly lighting it up, anyway. Although he exceeded this number in Game 1, he has gone Under in five of seven playoff games.

I think there is a good chance Boston reduces Horford’s minutes in Game 2 as a result of his deficiencies on the defensive end. Even if he plays a full complement of minutes, there is a decent chance he goes under this number.

James Harden: Over 31.5 Points + Assists (-125) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Harden was the star of Game 1, pouring in 45 points and hitting the game-winning shot in the final seconds. Philadelphia will need another heroic effort if they are to steal another game in Boston.

The good thing for us is that we do not need another heroic effort out of Harden. We just need him to continue to be aggressive offensively.

Harden took 30 shots in Game 1. If he comes anywhere close to that amount in Game 2, he should blow by this number with ease. In his two regular season games with more than 20 shot attempts, Harden had 40 and 38 combined points and assists.

Even if he is less efficient or Boston switches up their defensive scheme against him, I still like his chances of going Over this number. He averaged 31.7 points plus assists in the regular season, including 34.5 in the four meetings with the Celtics.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 2 Team Props

76ers: Over 103.5 Points (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Celtics have hardly resembled the team that finished third in the NBA in defensive efficiency during this playoff run, allowing at least 119 points in five consecutive games.

Although I do not believe Philadelphia will score that many points in Game 2, this number is too low for me. I like the 76ers to go Over this number, and I project them to score 110 total points.

Celtics: Over 58.5 First-Half Points (-110) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Game 1 was played at an incredibly slow pace. I believe this favors Philadelphia, as they have fewer players who can handle the load offensively. The best way for Boston to take advantage of their bench depth is to push the pace early.

Boston also has a habit of getting out to fast starts. They have scored at least 61 points in every postseason game this season, including 65 or more points in all but one game. Philadelphia is not nearly as effective on the defensive end, so I expect this trend to continue in Game 2.

The Celtics attacked the paint very effectively in Game 1, and I expect them to continue to utilize this strategy for as long as Embiid is out. Being aggressive offensively early may also help them wear down Harden as the game progresses.

Harden is not exactly known for his defensive prowess. Boston would be wise to attack him on that end of the floor with their myriad of perimeter scorers. If they can wear down Harden early with their offense, he may not have enough left in the tank to come through at the end as he did in Game 1.


Celtics vs 76ers Game 1 Props Preview

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers takes place Monday night at TD Garden in Boston.

The game may be missing the likely league MVP in Joel Embiid, but there are still plenty of angles to look into.

With that in mind, here are my Celtics vs 76ers props for Game 1.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 1 Player Prop Odds

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 1 Player Props

Jayson Tatum: Under 28.5 Points (-102) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Jayson Tatum’s sixth NBA campaign got off on the right foot when he scored 35 in the season opener against Philadelphia. Did you know that game is the only time in his career when he has scored more than 28 points in a game against the 76ers?

That is right. Tatum has gone Under this number in 20 of 21 career games against Philadelphia.

Now, I cannot pretend that what happened several years ago is especially relevant to what will happen in Game 1. Tatum is a much more prolific scorer at this point in his career, and Philadelphia’s coaching staff and roster (save for Embiid) have turned over since Tatum entered the league.

Still, it is worth noting that Tatum averaged just 21 points per game versus the 76ers this season. His next lowest average against an Eastern Conference opponent was his 25.5-point output against the New York Knicks.

More importantly, Boston won three of four matchups with Philadelphia this season. They will not make any drastic changes to how they operate offensively. Boston does not need Tatum to bail them out, as they have several capable scorers. They will not force-feed him the ball at the expense of their other options.

I have Tatum going under his Game 1 total as my NBA pick of the day.

Jayson Tatum: Over 13.5 Rebounds + Assists (-108) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I said I do not expect Tatum to score a ton of points in Game 1. I never said I do not expect him to have a huge impact.

Tatum has faced Philadelphia eight times over the past two seasons. He has gone Over this line in seven of eight, averaging 10.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

A couple of books have posted Tatum’s rebound prop at 8.5 but with heavy juice. I do not mind that per se, but I would rather play his combined rebounds and assists.

Tatum has had six or more assists in five of his last seven games against Philadelphia. I believe that taking the combined total of rebounds and assists is safer than either one individually.

Celtics vs 76ers Game 1 Team Props

Celtics: Over 111.5 Points (-108) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Philadelphia 76ers played four games this season without Embiid against a top-tier offensive opponent. By that, I mean a team that finished in the top eight in offensive efficiency.

In those four games, the 76ers allowed an average of 120 points per game.

Boston ranked second in the NBA in offensive efficiency this season. And without Embiid to challenge shots in the paint, the Celtics should be able to find players for open shots throughout the game.

The Celtics went Over this number in each game of their last series, and I expect them to do so in Game 1 of this series as well.

Celtics: Over 28.5 Second Quarter Points (-113) • FanDuel Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I ran this prop multiple times in Boston’s last series. The Celtics will again have a huge depth advantage in this one, especially if Embiid is sidelined.

The second quarter is often the point in the game where this depth shows itself.

Boston finished fourth in the regular season in second-quarter scoring, averaging just over 30 points per game. They took that up a notch in the first round of this year’s playoffs.

The Celtics averaged 35 points in the second quarter against the Hawks. They love to push the pace and feature Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. I do not know if Boston can get to 35 in the second quarter of Game 1, but I expect them to get over the 28.5 barrier.

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