Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 7 (12/7): NBA

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 7 (12/7): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -220
Suns spread -5.5 (-110)
Celtics money line +180
Celtics spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under 226.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns Boston Celtics
Record 14-6 9-11
Road  / home record 11-1 4-6
Streak W5 W1
Points per game 114.25 112.50
Points allowed per game 108.00 111.00
Rebounds per game 43.50 43.67
Over / under record 8-11-1 8-12
 

Preview

The Boston Celtics continue on the road and will now visit the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other 2 times last season and the Suns won both games but covered only at home.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have won 6 of their last 7 games but are 11-1 at home so far this season with a 14-6 record overall ranking first in the Pacific Division. In their last game, they beat the Kings 122-117 on the road.  Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals.

Devin Booker is scoring 25.7 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 53.4% over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 7-3, averaging 117.1 points, 41.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points per game. 

Boston Celtics

The Celtics get here with a 14-4 record overall and are 7-1 at home ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. In their last game at home, they beat the Mavericks 125-112. Tatum had 37 points and 13 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 31.

Jayson Tatum leads the team with 30.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics while Marcus Smart is averaging 7.1 assists per game.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 9-1, averaging 121.9 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games.

Boston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road.

Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.

Phoenix are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games.

Phoenix are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games against Boston.

Prediction

The Suns have been on fire this season and have lost only 1 game at home so far. The Celtics have won 3 of their last 4 games but they have been dominated by the Suns in the last 5 meetings. However, the Celtics are playing good ball right now and are scoring an average of 111 ppg so I expect a high scoring game on this one. In the last 10 head to head games they have avergaed 226.5 points combined so go with the over.

PICK: Over 226.5 (¿110)

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