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May 1, 2023

TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m. ET

KEY FACTS: Likely MVP Joel Embiid is doubtful for Philly with a knee injury, but his teammates are 12-7 without him. The Celtics won the season series 3-1, with the Sixers winning an April 4 nail-biter.

TRENDING: The Celtics are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 playoff games against the 76ers and 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings overall. Philly has been one of the best road️ teams in the NBA (27-16 SU and 24-18-1 ATS).

INSIGHTS: Boston has jumped up from -7 to -9.5 with Embiid’s status worsening. The total has increased from 213.5 to 214.5, as 79% of tickets are on the over. The under, though, has reeled in 74% of the handle with one IL client placing $10,999 on under 213.5 (-110).

SIZING UP THE SERIES: The Celtics opened as -300 chalk, with the Sixers priced at +240. With Embiid’s injury and a whopping 90% of the handle on the Celtics to advance, Boston’s price has gone to -500 with Philly’s ballooning to +375.