NBA Game Preview - Celtics underdogs vs Spurs at Boston
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Spurs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Celtics in Boston at TD Garden on Wednesday in NBA action.
The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Celtics are 3-6-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). San Antonio is 5-6 on the totals; Boston is 6-4-1.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Celtics installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 194.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 28 and the Spurs at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-96 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7.5 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 95.6 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 92-87 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. San Antonio got 20 points and 14 rebounds from Tim Duncan in a losing cause in a 92-87 loss to Los Angeles on Monday at AT&T Center.
In their last action, Boston was a 103-83 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston was run off the court by the Pistons on Sunday as Detroit blasted them 103-83 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Spurs at Celtics trends to consider:
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Boston
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
San Antonio is 13-4-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio at Indiana, Friday, November 23
Boston home to Oklahoma City, Friday, November 23