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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1-18-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 – The Phoneix Suns are still on their Eastern Conference swing and they have the Boston Celtics next for this Sunday, January 18. This match will tip-off at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusets at exactly 7 pm Eastern Time. This game will be aired via live stream by NBA League Pass and SofaScore while NBC Sports Boston owns the television rights. The Celtics own the advantage in this game according to Basketball Over Under Predictions Today and they look to start another run after dropping their last two games.

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020

When: January 18, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +6.5 (-105) 224.5 o (-110) +275

Boston Celtics
-6.5 (-115) 224.5 u (-110) -350
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Phoenix Suns Betting

So far, Phoenix is doing well by winning three of their past four games. In a span of six days, they defeated the Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets and their recent win was against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. The Suns own a very exciting backcourt with the high scoring Devin Booker along with the flashy passing of Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio. DeAndre Ayton has become one ot the top rebounders in the league as well and he adds dimension to the team right now. Kelly Oubre is a fantastic wing player that backs up Booker in scoring. Still, this is a young core that looks to add more experience working with each other. They are in for a huge lesson facing the Celtics at home.

Players to watch: D. Booker SG 38 GP 38 GS 35.8 MIN 26.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 3.8 TO 3.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.75 PER

D. Ayton C 11 GP 6 GS 30.9 MIN 16.8 PTS 3.7 OR 8.3 DR 12 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.79 PER

R. Rubio PG 34 GP 34 GS 32.3 MIN 13.6 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 9.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 2.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 16.5 PER

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics are fighting for a better playoff position mid-way to the season. Being one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, there has been huge expectations for them this season and some picked them over the Bucks. Kemba Walker had been a perfect fit for the team along with Gordon Hayward who has been healthy so far. Jayson Tatum has proven that he is one tough player to guard and gives match up problems to opposing teams. Against the Suns, it will be interesting how Booker can run through the defense of the Celtics but still, the bench of the Celtics are solid and will outclass the opposing team’s role players.

Players to Watch: K. Walker PG 36 GP 36 GS 31.9 MIN 22.1 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 4 REB 4.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.04 PER

J. Tatum PF 39 GP 39 GS 34.1 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.09 PER

G. Hayward SF 24 GP 24 GS 31.6 MIN 16 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 2.6 AST/TO 18.46 PER

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
Phoenix are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Boston.
Suns are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.
Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Phoenix are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games this season.
Phoenix are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Phoenix are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Boston Celtics

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Celtics are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Boston are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Boston are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played in January.
Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Kelly Oubre Jr. SF Concussion is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Boston
Cameron Johnson SG Quad is “?” Saturday vs Boston

Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart PG Ankle is probable Saturday vs Phoenix
Jaylen Brown SF Thumb is “?” Saturday vs Phoenix
Daniel Theis C Knee is probable Saturday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Boston Celtics
21-19 Against the Spread 23-16
22-19 Straight Up 18-21
113 Points per Game 111
113 Points Allowed per Game 105
46.28 Offensive FG% 45.75
80.51 Offensive FT% 80.48
34.46 Offensive 3PT% 35.23
47.22 Defensive FG% 44.57
76.84 Defensive FT% 73.56
36.69 Defensive 3PT% 34.57

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

The Celtics are coming in this game as the safer bet according to Online Sportsbook over the Suns. This is just hard for Phoenix to keep up with a very established system that looks to contend for one of the top teams in the east.

Moneyline: The underdog Suns are given an ML of +275 for this game while the Celtics are at -350 at home.

ATS: The Suns are given +6.5 across the spread while the Boston Celtics are on the other side of the stick with -6.5.

TOTALs: It is 224.5 at the total for this game with the Suns going over while the Celtics are the team expected to go under.

Score Prediction: 117 – 109 Celtics