The Boston Celtics (37-15) play host to the Phoenix Suns (27-26) for a matchup at the TD Garden on Friday. The Boston Celtics hold the first seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 37 of their 52 games, while 27 wins in 53 matches leave the Phoenix Suns with the seventh seed in the Western Conference. The Boston Celtics defeated the Phoenix Suns 98-125 in their last matchup, and according to the AZ sports betting sites, they should have a relatively easy victory this time around.
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Bet the Boston Celtics to win (1.22) to win on the moneyline.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Phoenix Suns 98-125 in their only regular season matchup thus far. As they head to TD Garden for the rematch, they are favored to win again according to the -450 moneyline odds. This implies an 82% chance of a home win for the hosts, who have gone 7-3 in their last ten games. The Phoenix Suns are not favored to come out on top with +350 moneyline odds set for a road win. They have been inconsistent away from home lately, dropping seven of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 100-132 defeat by the Atlanta Hawks.
The Boston Celtics look like a tempting bet for the moneyline. They’re performing exceptionally at home, going 9-1 at TD Garden in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives them the edge over the Phoenix Suns, who have gone 3-7 on the road lately.
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Take the Boston Celtics -9.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The oddsmakers have determined that the Boston Celtics are the overwhelming favorites to beat the Phoenix Suns by 9.5 points, making them the likely victors. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 13.2 points.
The Boston Celtics tend to play well at TD Garden against the Phoenix Suns, winning three of the last five games by an average of 14.0 points. The hosts are 5-5 ATS from their past ten games at home, going 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Phoenix Suns have been doing exceptionally well in terms of spread betting lately, going an impressive 6-2 in their last eight games. The visitors have a 5-5 ATS for their ten most recent road trips, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten overall.
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns Total
Take Total over 225.0 (1.91) on the total.
There has been a trend of low-scoring games between the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns recently. The points have just not been there for either team. In fact, in their past ten matchups, the total only averaged 211.6 points.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 225.0. This is 18.8 points higher than the combined 206.2-point average the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The last three Boston Celtics home games went over, leaving the home team with a total regular season average of 235.1 points at TD Garden. The Boston Celtics have gone over the total in four of the last five home games, going 4-6 in their past 10 games overall.
On average, the Phoenix Suns have seen 226.6 points go on board during their past ten matches and 237.2 points in their last five contests on the road. The Phoenix Suns have done exceptionally well in their last 10 matches, with a 6-3-1 record against the total. Four of their last five road games went over.
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (+350) | Boston Celtics (-450)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns +9.5 (-110) | Boston Celtics -9.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 225.0 (-110) | (-110)
Boston Celtics Form
The Boston Celtics achieved a regular season record of 37-15 by crushing the Brooklyn Nets 139-96 last time out. In their last ten matches, the hosts have gone 7-3 and 4-1 in the past five at home.
The Boston Celtics have been lighting opponents up all season. Their 118.2 points per game average sit right up there with the very best the NBA has to offer. The home team’s defense is average compared to the other teams in the league, allowing 112.0 points per game on average.
The Boston Celtics have had an incredible season, leading the Eastern Conference after losing the NBA Finals last year. With their talented roster, the hosts have put together an impressive record of 37-15 so far this season. It will be interesting to see how far they can go and if they can go one better come playoff time.
The Boston Celtics go into their most recent game with Danilo Gallinari and Marcus Smart out of commission.
Phoenix Suns Form
After suffering a defeat to the Atlanta Hawks, with a score of 100-132, the Phoenix Suns are heading to TD Garden with a 6-4 record in their last ten games and 2-3 in their last five road games.
Going into their latest road trip, the Phoenix Suns boast an offensive record that is more middle of the pack than elite. The visitors rank 16th in the NBA, averaging 112.7 points per game. The visitors have proven to be a formidable defensive force, giving up only 111.8 points per game this season and 110.4 points in their last five matches, making them one of the most formidable defensive teams in the country.
The Phoenix Suns have a strong chance of returning to the playoffs this season. To date, the team has had a successful start, with a 27-26 record and a seventh seed in the Western Conference. In addition, they are currently third in the Pacific Division before their upcoming game.
The Phoenix Suns are going into their most recent game with 3 players out of the lineup: Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet.
Boston Celtics VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Boston Celtics have had two consecutive wins against the Phoenix Suns, with a 98-125 score on December 2022, and a 123-108 winning score on December 2021. The likelihood of the hosts having a third win in a row is highly probable, with the implied probability of a third consecutive victory being 82%. The Boston Celtics have been victorious in six of the last ten meetings, leaving the Phoenix Suns behind with four losses. Unless the away side can do something extraordinary, it looks like the hosts will keep up their streak on Friday.
The Boston Celtics scored an average of 108.2 points in their ten most recent matchups in this series, while the Phoenix Suns averaged 103.4 points.