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Celtics vs Suns Betting Matchup Report

Phoenix SunsBoston Celtics
36-28March 14, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden22-43

The Celtics hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Suns pay a visit to TD Garden in NBA betting action.

This season the Celtics are 22-43 overall and 32-32-1 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 36-28 and 39-22-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Boston is 27-38 on the OU, and Phoenix is 34-28-2.View Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Celtics installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 207.5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Celtics and the No. 5-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-90 result in favor of the Suns.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 110-101 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 211 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Suns got 20 points from Goran Dragic, but it was Cleveland that prevailed in a 110-101 final on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

The Celtics were a 116-92 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Boston was run off the court by the Knicks on Wednesday as New York blasted them 116-92 at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 16-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 24 in the league with 6.46 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9.38 per outing.

Next up:
Phoenix at Toronto, Sunday, March 16th
Boston at New Orleans, Sunday, March 16th