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Pointspread favors Spurs in battle with Celtics

Boston CelticsSan Antonio Spurs
4-8November 20, 2013, 08:30 | AT&T Center9-1



San Antonio will look to improve on its 9-1 record on Wednesday when they host Boston in NBA odds action at AT&T Center.

The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Spurs are 5-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Boston is 4-8 on the totals; San Antonio is 3-7.

View Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one found them as 15-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 192 at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Spurs and the No. 28-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-83 result in favor of the Spurs.

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Boston was a 109-85 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 194 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Celtics were blown out by Houston on Tuesday, losing by a 109-85 final at Toyota Center in basketball betting action.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 91-82 result against the Jazz on November 15. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio got 22 points from Tony Parker en route to a 91-82 victory over Utah on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 12-rated squad against Boston's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 16 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.58 per outing.

Next up:
Boston home to Indiana, Friday, November 22nd
San Antonio at Vancouver, Friday, November 22nd

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