Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 – The Phoenix Suns are just coming off a morale-boosting victory and they will try to take the act when they face the Boston Celtics who got their winning streak snapped during their last match. This inter-conference battle is set to happen this Thursday, April 22 and it will be at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports AZ will be putting the game live on television at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will also have the game available for their subscribers to watch via online live streaming. The Phoenix Suns are the favored team in the NBA spread over the Boston Celtics.
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns own the second best record in the entire NBA and they trail the Utah Jazz by 1.5 games. They are coming off back-to-back wins over two of the best NBA Eastern Conference teams, the Milwaukee Bucks and the latest was with the Philadelphia 76ers by three points. Chris Paul is making a good case to be considered as an MVP candidate finishing with 28 points, eight assists and five three-pointers. Devin Booker chipped in with 19 points and seven rebounds while Mikal Bridges managed to tally 19 points. Cameron Johnson came off the bench with 15.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG 54 GP 54 GS 33.7 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 4.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 2.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 19.53 PER
C. Paul PG 57 GP 57 GS 31.6 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.4 OR 4.2 DR 4.6 REB 8.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 2.3 PF 4.2 AST/TO 20.89 PER
D. Ayton C 58 GP 58 GS 30.6 MIN 15.1 PTS 3.3 OR 7.4 DR 10.7 REB 1.4 AST 0.5 STL 1.1 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 0.8 AST/TO 20.58 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics were one of the hottest teams in the NBA but their six-game winning streak was snapped during their last match. The loss put them down to a record of 31-27 to place sixth in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. They trail the Atlanta Hawks by half a game and also a loss away from the Miami Heat overtaking them. Long-time conference rival Chicago Bulls gave them the loss by six points, 96-102. Jaylen Brown led the charge with 23 points but it was Jayson Tatum who had an off-night shooting 3-of-17 but managed to finish with a triple-double of 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 52 GP 52 GS 35.6 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.7 OR 6.6 DR 7.3 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.06 PER
J. Brown SG 53 GP 53 GS 34.2 MIN 24.5 PTS 1.2 OR 4.6 DR 5.8 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.52 PER
K. Walker PG 37 GP 37 GS 31.4 MIN 17.8 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 5.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.5 AST/TO 16.31 PER.
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix’s last 13 games.
Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Jae Crowder SF Ankle is OUT Thursday vs Boston
Kemba Walker PG Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Phoenix
Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
Having beaten two of the top teams in the NBA Eastern Conference, the Phoenix Suns are expected in the best sportsbook to prevail over the Boston Celtics even if they own the home court advantage.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Suns for this game is at -333 while the Celitcs are at +255 if they pull an upset win.
ATS: It is 7.5 points on the ATS for this matchup with the Celtics given the +7.5 while the Suns are getting the -7.5.
TOTALs: 217.5 points is the total for both teams to dance on. The Suns are the team going over and the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 107, Suns