Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 4/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics 4/4/23
Tue 4th April 2023

Defense meets offense when the Boston Celtics (54-24, 25-15 Away) travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers (51-27, 28-11 Home) on Tuesday. Boston defeated the Utah Jazz 122-114 at TD Garden on Friday. With 39 points and 11 rebounds, Jayson Tatum was a top performer.

The Celtics are the second seed in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Philadelphia lost on Sunday at Fiserv Forum, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks 117-104. Tyrese Maxey had 29 points in the loss to lead the team.

The 76ers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.The teams are meeting for the final time this season. After taking all three of the earlier season matchups against Philadelphia, the most recent of which was a 110-107 victory at Wells Fargo Center on February 25, their fourth straight head-to-head victory, Boston will be looking for a season sweep.

Joel Embiid led the game in scoring with 41 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in the loss. Jaylen Brown had 26 points for the Celtics, while Derrick White contributed 18 points, two assists, one rebounds, and one blocks.

Tatum and Brown, averaging 30.3 and 26.7 points per game, respectively, have led the Celts in scoring this season. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Tatum is sixth and Brown is eighth. Tatum also has grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 6.3 assists per game.

Embiid (33.0 ppg) has powered the Sixers on offense. He has the top scoring average in the league. Embiid also has posted 10.2 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league. James Harden has recorded 10.8 assists per game.

The 76ers rank third in the league in offensive efficiency, while the Celtics are third in defensive efficiency. The Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 trips to Wells Fargo Center.

Boston is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +13.5 (121.8-108.3). Philadelphia has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.8 points per game on average while allowing 109.9 (+4.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Jayson Tatum: 2.8 | 4.6 | -1.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen McDaniels: 7.8 | 15.3 | -7.4
Points per game:
Tyrese Maxey: 26.0 | 20.6 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
James Harden: 3.0 | 6.2 | -3.2

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Philadelphia 76ers (-145)

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