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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Celtics will be trying to slam the Suns on Wednesday when the teams tip off at TD Garden in NBA betting action.
The Celtics bring a 17-17 record (13-18-3 ATS) to the battle against the 12-24 Suns, who are 14-21-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 17-16-1 so far and the Suns go 17-19. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 189.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Suns taking on the No. 20-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-93 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 26 in the league with 40.1 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Suns rate No. 24 with 6.1 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 106.7 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 108-99 loser as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Suns got 21 points from Goran Dragic, but it was Milwaukee that prevailed in a 108-99 final on Tuesday at Bradley Center.
Boston was a 102-96 winner in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Celtics grabbed a 102-96 win over the Knicks on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Paul Pierce at Madison Square Garden.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Suns at Celtics trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
Phoenix is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix at Brooklyn, Friday, January 11
Boston home to Houston, Friday, January 11