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Celtics Have Dropped 9 Straight at the Hands of the Spurs

In afternoon NBA action today, we have a prime matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. The 12-3 Spurs have not lost to the Celts since March of 2011, a run of nine straight wins for Gregg Popovich.

SHARK BITES
  • The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Celtics.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Celtics' last 9 games.
  • The Spurs are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

San Antonio’s success against Boston straight up has also translated to success at the betting window for backers. In their last 10 games against the Celtics, the Spurs are 6-3-1 against the spread and opened as 3-point road favorites.

The silver, black and white could be in trouble today, however, as the Celtics have won and covered in 11 of their last 15 games at home against teams with winning records

For Boston, it looks like Brad Stevens’ system is starting to pay dividends. The Celtics have won three straight games and they seem to be doing it on the merits of their defense as they’ve been involved in just three games that have gone OVER their set total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Boston Celtics as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 3-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 203 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.

A 102-100 result in favor of the Celtics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics sit at 9-6 (9-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the San Antonio Spurs are currently 12-3 (7-7-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Boston is 3-12 OU and San Antonio is 9-6 OU. This season the Boston Celtics are 9-6 overall and 9-6 ATS against the number, while the San Antonio Spurs are 12-3 and 7-7-1 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 3-12 on the OU, and San Antonio is 9-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs San Antonio injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Boston Celtics and the No. 9-ranked San Antonio Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Boston's No. 15-ranked offense (104.07 PPG) against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks No. 6 at 98.27 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 44.76% from the field per game, less than the San Antonio Spurs have managed so far this NBA season (46.04% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Antonio got 30 points from Kawhi Leonard en route to a 119-114 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday at Spectrum Center.

The Celtics got 23 points from Isaiah Thomas as Boston ran past Brooklyn 111-92 on Wednesday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio at Washington, Saturday, November 26th
Boston at Miami, Monday, November 28th

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