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Suns home to Celtics in NBA betting action

Boston CelticsPhoenix Suns
19-35February 19, 2014, 09:00 | US Airways Center31-21

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Celtics of Boston hit the hard court against the Suns of Phoenix.

Phoenix will face the 19-35 Celtics, who own a 26-28 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Suns are 29-23 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 21-33 favoring the OVER.

View Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Suns sat as -8-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 203.5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Suns and the No. 25-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-89 result in favor of the Suns.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 104-92 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Celtics got 16 points from Rajon Rondo, but it was San Antonio that prevailed in a 104-92 final on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Suns were a 112-107 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns got a 36-point performance from Gerald Green as Phoenix handed Denver a 112-107 defeat on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 5-ranked offense (105.06 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.59 PPG. The Suns have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this season (43.68% on average).

Next up:
Boston at Los Angeles, Friday, February 21st
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Friday, February 21st