San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2020 – The San Antonio Spurs are coming off from an upset victory over the Milwaukee Bucks as they are heading east to the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts to battle the Boston Celtics on January 8 at 7 pm Eastern Time. This game will be televised by NBC Sports Boston and the live stream will be provided for NBA League Pass subscribers. Even with the Spurs coming off a morale-boosting victory, the Celtics are expected to win at home as predicted by NBA Games Today Odds especially that they are coming off a humiliating defeat from Isaiah Thomas and his Washington Wizards.
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2020
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2020 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs did not let the Milwaukee Bucks win over them twice this season as they held on to their homecourt advantage and beat them by 22 points. DeMar DeRozan led the team in scoring with 25 points and seven assists while Patty Mills came off the bench dropping six three-pointers to finish the game with 21. LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay each had 17 points for the team. The Spurs were lacking in firepower but they made it up on the defensive end by limiting the Bucks to shoot only 40% from the field. They also outrebounded their opponents 54-38. This is what Spurs basketball should look like under Greg Popovich and this is an encouraging win to give them that confidence boost to come at the Boston Celtics’ home court.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SG 35 GP 35 GS 33.9 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.6 OR 4.6 DR 5.1 REB 4.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.8 PF 2 AST/TO 20.41 PER
L. Aldridge C 33 GP 33 GS 33 MIN 19.3 PTS 2.2 OR 5.6 DR 7.8 REB 2.4 AST 0.6 STL 1.9 BLK 1.3 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.59 PER
P. Mills PG 35 GP 1 GS 23.2 MIN 11.7 PTS 0.3 OR 1.3 DR 1.6 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 15.17 PER
Boston Celtics Betting
It was a night that the Celtics want to forget as they were beaten by an injury-depleted Washington Wizards on the road to give Isaiah Thomas some bragging rights against them. Jaylen Brown had a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds as he shot less than 33% from the field. Gordon Hayward ended up with a double-double while Jayson Tatum had 17 points for the team. The team shot a horrible 35% from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the process. This is the blood that is smelled by Greg Popovich as he watches this game on tape. But this is the Celtics on their home court and it will be tough for the Spurs to get over them.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF 34 GP 34 GS 34.2 MIN 21.1 PTS 1.1 OR 5.7 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.9 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.93 PER
J. Brown SG 30 GP 30 GS 33.6 MIN 20.7 PTS 1.1 OR 6.2 DR 7.2 REB 2.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 3 PF 1 AST/TO 19.23 PER
G. Hayward SF 18 GP 18 GS 31.7 MIN 16.7 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.3 REB 4.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.5 AST/TO 19.59 PER
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2020 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Boston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Kemba Walker PG Illness missed last game, is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
That loss is somewhat wake-up call for the Celtics and they are expected to bounce back from the loss by Online Sports Betting. It will be interesting to see the chess match between Greg Popovich and Brad Stevens as the Spurs are no pushovers as long as the most renowned coach in the NBA right now is on that bench.
Moneyline: The ML given for the Spurs if they win this game on the road is at +215. Boston owns the upper hand and are at the ML of -260.
ATS: Celtics are at -6.5 across the spread while the Spurs are on the other side at +6.5 for this match.
TOTALs: Spurs are expected to go over the 219.5 total given to this match while the Celtics are the team under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 109 Celtics