San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 4/30/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 4/30/2021 – The San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics are making a big push to improve their current NBA standing heading to the playoffs. This inter-conference battle will happen at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts this coming Friday, April 30. Tip-off begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television through NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports SW-SA. The online live stream can be viewed through NBA League Pass subscription. The San Antonio Spurs are coming into the Boston Celtics territory as the underdogs in NBA lines for this critical matchup.
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 4/30/2021
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 4/30/2021 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs are still in good condition to jump to the 8th best record in the NBA Western Conference if they push their buttons well. This team is quite lucky that both teams in the hunt for the position are also slumping. The Golden State Warriors are beneath them while the Memphis Grizzlies own the tiebreaker over them. They are going through the final stretch of the season without starting point guard Derrick White who is out with an ankle injury. DeMar DeRozan has proved that he can play the point guard position well at times but he also has to carry the scoring load.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SF 52 GP 52 GS 34.1 MIN 21.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 7.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 3.7 AST/TO 22.14 PER
D. Murray PG 58 GP 58 GS 31.9 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.8 OR 6.3 DR 7.1 REB 5.3 AST 1.6 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 2.1 PF 3.1 AST/TO 16.76 PER
D. White PG 36 GP 32 GS 29.6 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 3.5 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 2.5 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.05 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics find themselves in a tight position battle in the NBA Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. All four teams will have to play their best if they want the best position from the fourth to seventh place. Right now, they are on a deadlock with the Miami Heat but own the tiebreaker at 33-30. This team would like to avoid getting into a play-in tournament spot which is now occupied with the Miami Heat. All games right now for the Celtics will be important but Kemba Walker will be out for the team in his duration.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 56 GP 56 GS 35.7 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.8 OR 6.7 DR 7.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.83 PER
J. Brown SG 56 GP 56 GS 34.3 MIN 24.9 PTS 1.2 OR 4.7 DR 5.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.88 PER
K. Walker PG 39 GP 39 GS 31.5 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 16.82 PER.
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics 4/30/2021 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Boston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Boston
Kemba Walker PG Hip is out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
Even without Kemba Walker, the Boston Celtics still have that star power to get over the San Antonio Spurs according to the sportsbook. This is going to be an interesting chess match between two cerebral coaches in Brad Stevens and Greg Popovich.
Moneyline: The Spurs as the road team is entering this matchup with an ML of +150 while the Celtics are at -182.
ATS: It is 4.5 points across the spread for this game. Celtics have the -4.5 while the Spurs are at +4.5.
TOTALs: It is 222.5 points on the total for both teams to reach with the Spurs going over and the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 110, Celtics