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Phoenix SunsBoston Celtics
Jan 20, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD5-8

The Celtics will be trying to slam the Suns on Friday when the teams tip off at TD Garden in NBA betting action.

This season the Celtics are 5-8 overall and 6-7 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 5-9 and 6-8 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 4-9 on the OU, and Phoenix is 4-9-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Celtics and the No. 19-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-90 win for the Celtics on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 28-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 16 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.6 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 91-88 result against the Knicks on January 18. The Suns covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Suns got a 26-point performance from Steve Nash, who added 11 assists as Phoenix ran past New York 91-88 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

In their last action, Boston was a 96-73 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Toronto out of the gym and running up a 96-73 score at TD Garden.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Suns at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Dallas, Monday, January 23
Boston at Washington, Sunday, January 22

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