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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4-22-2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

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

When: April 22, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBC Sports Boston | Bally Sports AZ
Stream: NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 4/22/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns -7.5 (-111) 223.5 o (-110) -333
Boston Celtics +7.5 (-111) 223.5 u (-110) +255
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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

Trends

Phoenix Suns

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix’s last 13 games.
Phoenix are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
Phoenix are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against Boston.
Suns are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Boston.
Phoenix are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
Phoenix are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Suns are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 12 games at home.
Boston are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Boston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games played in April.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Jae Crowder SF Ankle is OUT Thursday vs Boston
Abdel Nader PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Boston
Dario Saric PF Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Boston

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Phoenix
Evan Fournier SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Marcus Smart PG Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Phoenix
Jaylen Brown SF Shoulder is doubtful Thursday vs Phoenix
Jayson Tatum SF Ankle is probable Thursday vs Phoenix
Robert Williams PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Boston Celtics
36-21-0 Against the Spread 28-29-1
30-27-0 Straight Up 29-29-0
115 Points per Game 112
108 Points Allowed per Game 110
48.88 Offensive FG% 47.02
82.76 Offensive FT% 77.32
37.72 Offensive 3PT% 37.51
46 Defensive FG% 46.34
76.79 Defensive FT% 77.65
35.02 Defensive 3PT% 37.12

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