Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. Looking to bounce back after a tough home loss against the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics hit the road and take on the San Antonio Spurs. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Celtics fans had high hope coming into their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, but it didn’t turn out as they hoped it would in the end. The Nets won by 19-points, despite their superstar duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden scoring only 21 and 20 points. Offensively the Celtics struggled in that game scoring on just 37.4% of their attempts from the field. Having a healthy Jaylen Brown also didn’t help, he finished the game with just 13 points on 5-for-15 shooting in what was his 2nd game back from a hamstring injury. Leading scorer Jayson Tatum also struggled with just 15 points on 4-for-16 shooting. The C’s now have an opportunity to bounce back vs a Western Conference team. In their last 6 games against such teams they are 5-1 ATS.
The wheels have come off completely in San Antonio as the Spurs have now lost 6 games in a row following their 124-105 defeat against the Hawks on Wednesday. With just 2 wins in 8 games at the AT&T Center they are one of the worst home teams in the NBA right now. It’s hard to pinpoint one flaw this team has, but if I had to it would be their defense. On offense they rank 2nd only to the Golden State Warriors when it comes to assists per game, however when you get rid of your two best players during the offseason, your results will suffer. Defensively they’ve allowed 118 points per game in their last 3, at home that number is 116.4 per game for the season. If the Spurs somehow want to finish in the Top 10 in the West, they’ll have to urgently fix that part of their game.
I’m surprised the Celtics are only 3-point favorites coming into tonight’s game. Sure, they are coming off a loss, but they are facing a team on a 6-game losing streak which has lost 13 of it’s last 17 games. The Celtics are only going to get better with a healthy Brown back in the line-up, I can definitely see them winning this one. Give me Boston to cover.
San Antonio – Boston Celtics Odds
San Antonio – Boston Celtics Predictions
Celtics -3 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Both teams do like to play a slower tempo, however their defenses haven’t been performing all that well lately. Their recent meetings are a good indicator of that with 8 of the last 10 going over the total. In those games San Antonio has averaged 114.5 points per game on 49% shooting, while the Celtics are at 111.9 per game and on 45% shooting from the field. Spurs home games have also trended towards the over with 11 of their last 12 cashing on that bet dating back to last season. When these two teams meet at AT&T Center the over has landed 9 times in the last 11 games. I think we’ll see a free flowing offensively minded game here, with both teams aiming to outscore each other, as opposed to getting stops on the defensive end. Let’s back the Over.
Over 214.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365