Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. Two teams that could meet up in this year’s NBA Finals are set to lock horns in Phoenix tonight as the Suns host the Celtics. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It was a cold shower for the Phoenix Suns in their last game at Dallas, as Luka Doncic destroyed them 130-111 for their 2nd defeat in 3 games. Now they head back home where they have a 12-2 record this season to face the hottest team in the NBA. Devin Booker had just 11 points in the loss to Dallas, a stark contrast from his previous 10 games where he’s averaged over 30 points per game on 50% shooting.
Boston is one of his favorite opponents, he averages 27.6 points per game for his career against them and has a 70 point game to his name from back in 2017. I’m not expecting 70 from him tonight, however in a match-up against his counterpart Jayson Tatum, Booker better show up here. The Suns have won 7 of 8 home games, they are 11-3 SU in 14 games vs Atlantic Division opponents.
With 16 wins in 18 games, the Celtics have put themselves on the NBA map this season and are a force to be reckoned with. The game against Phoenix might be their biggest test of the season so far though. Al Horford is coming back into the line-up after a minor back issue, and so is Malcolm Brogdon as he recovers from a illness.
The Cs will need everyone on their disposal as the Suns are one of the deepest teams in the NBA, even if they are without their main point guard Chris Paul right now. The Celtics actually have a solid track record in head-to-head meetings with 10 wins in 15 games, however they’ve covered the spread only 3 times in 13 games vs Phoenix.
It’s not often you get the Suns as underdogs in a home game, but that’s the case tonight as Boston is favored by 1.5 points here. Phoenix is 2-2 in the underdog role this season, I’m more inclined to back the Celtics here, simply because they are the healthier team at the moment.
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Predictions & Odds
As far as offensive efficiency goes, nobody plays better than the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics this season. The Celtics are the clear number one in that category averaging 118.6 points per 100 possessions, while the Suns are at 114.7. They aren’t the fastest offenses we have in the NBA, ranking in the middle when it comes to pace, but you don’t have to play face in order to put up big numbers, as long as you are efficient with your shot selection.
This being a nationally televised game, I think the two teams will try to put on a show, so I wouldn’t put too much weight into the 209.6 points per game they’ve averaged over the last 10 meetings. The Celtics have finished over the total in 4 of their last 6 games, I think a similar scenario awaits us in tonight’s game. Back the over.