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Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs in NBA odds tilt

San Antonio SpursBoston Celtics
37-15February 12, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden19-34

TD Garden features an NBA battle between the host Boston Celtics and the visiting San Antonio Spurs in betting action on Wednesday.

The Celtics sport a record of 19-34 and 26-27 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Spurs sit at 37-15 and 24-28 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-33 for the Celtics and 30-22 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Celtics as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Celtics - Spurs odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Spurs sit at No. 6. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-88 win for the Spurs.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 109-100 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Marco Belinelli scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Spurs to victory (they lost 109-100 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday).

Boston was a 102-86 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jeff Green went off for 29 points and added 1 rebound leading Boston over Milwaukee, 102-86, on Monday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 25-ranked offense (95.13 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.56 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 43.63% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.99% on average).

Next up:
San Antonio at Los Angeles, Tuesday, February 18th
Boston at Phoenix, Wednesday, February 19th