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NBA Betting Line Favors Boston Celtics over Phoenix Suns

The NBA betting odds slate features a clash between the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics on Saturday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their betting slips.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Phoenix Suns as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 7.5-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 216 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 103-102 win for the Celtics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Phoenix Suns currently sport a record of 20-52, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-43 ATS. The Boston Celtics are 42-30 and 38-32-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 35-36-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 35-36-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs Boston injuries news.

The Suns - Celtics betting odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power rankings. Phoenix is rated No. 29 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Boston Celtics sit at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boston Celtics rank No. 6 in the league with 45.04 per game. That compares with Phoenix's No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA's No. 9-ranked team at 9.03 per game, while the Boston Celtics rate No. 11 with 8.85 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Celtics grabbed a 91-79 win over the Raptors on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Isaiah Thomas at TD Garden.

Phoenix was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Sacramento and falling 116-94 at Sleep Train Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Phoenix is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
  • Phoenix is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Monday, March 28th
Phoenix at Minnesota, Monday, March 28th