Sportsbook Betting Odds for Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Players betting on NBA games this evening can wager on a thrilling inter-conference matchup between two of the best teams from the East and the West. The Celtics, who currently lead the Western Conference, will take on the 3rd-seeded Spurs on the road this evening. Unquestionably, this will be one of the better matchups of the evening. What will sports betting websites predict for this Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs matchup?
Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs – Friday, December 8th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Boston Celtics +2 ½ (-110) 197 ½ (-110) +120
San Antonio Spurs -2 ½ (-110) 197 ½ (-110) -140
The Celtics enter this Friday night pairing flashing a 22-4 record that, as previously mentioned, ranks them 1st in the East. Additionally, Boston’s stellar record pegs them as the winningest team in the NBA. In fact, it’s been pretty smooth sailing for Kyrie Irving, who made some big splashes in the offseason by leaving LeBron James back in Cleveland. But all things considered, the move has paid off pretty well for Irving and the Celtics. The rivalry between the Celtics and the Cavs will undoubtedly develop into one of the better headlines of the season. However, Boston needs to focus on getting past the Spurs this evening – something NBA sportsbooks doubt will occur.
The Celts enter this evening’s contest riding a 4-game winning streak. In order to keep the streak going, Boston will need a big game out of Irving. The 6-year veteran is currently averaging 23.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Second in points for the Celtics is Jaylen Brown who is currently throwing down 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per matchup.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs pounce into this inter-conference matchup sporting a 17-8 record that ranks them 2nd in the Southwest Division and 3rd in the Western Conference overall. At the present time, the 19-4 Rockets lead the West followed by the 20-6 Golden State Warriors. San Antonio could very well usurp both of those teams for the lead in the conference, but they’ll need to build some momentum first. Be that as it may, San Antonio enters this evening’s pairings riding a 2-game win streak and is pegged as the sportsbook favorites as well. However, do they really have what it takes to overcome Irving & Co.?
To pull off the win this evening, the Spurs will turn to LaMarcus Aldridge once again. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio’s leading front man, missed the beginning of the season with right quadriceps tendinopathy but is slated to make his return this Saturday. That’s certainly something to look forward to, but Aldridge will have to lead the charge tonight. Aldridge is averaging 22.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. In addition to Aldridge’s contribution, Rudy Gay has been helping out plenty as well. Gay is currently averaging 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Accounting for the absence of Leonard and the slight differences in each teams’ record, bettors might want to try their luck on Boston straight up. The fact that the Celtics are pegged as the underdog could be very favorable.