Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
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
Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Marcus Smart PG Ankle is probable Saturday vs Phoenix
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