Boston Celtics (6-4) vs Phoenix Suns (2-8)Date : 11/08/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Talking Stick Resort Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
The Suns will welcome the Boston Celtics to Talking Stick Resort Arena as they close out their five-game homestand. The Suns are coming off a loss against the Nets while the Celtics look to bounce back from their two-game skid picking up losses against the Pacers and Nuggets. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics are coming off a loss against the Denver Nuggets where they allowed Murray to score 48 points on them. It should be an easier game for the C’s since they are going up against the Suns. Kyrie was fined $25K after the incident at the end of the game. I expect him to go off against the Suns on the road. The Celtics have now lost two games in a row so they will be focusing on this game to get back into the win column. Kyrie has started to heat up of late, averaging 22.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.8 triples over his last five games. The Celtics have a lot of options on offense but Kyrie is likely to remain the go-to guy. It will be interesting to see how Al Horford matches up against Ayton it is will be the first meeting of these two bigs. In his last game scored 12 points shooting 6-for-9 from the floor. The Celtics don’t need him to score a lot, but he’s used to facilitate the offense a good bit.
Phoenix Suns 's Latest Performance :
After Booker’s game-winner against Memphis, the Suns revert back to old habits as they were blown out against the Nets at home. The Suns had a rough shooting night hitting only 34% as a team. Ayton struggled from the floor shooting 6-of-17 from the field. The Nets challenged him first and foremost by having their center halfway towards the basket when Ayton had the ball near the top of the key giving him the 15-foot jumper all game long. The Nets’ game plan worked so expect other teams in the NBA to play Ayton the same way. Devin Booker had a bad shooting night but he did everything he could to keep the Suns in the game he shot 6-for-21 from the floor with a team-high 20 points. It is going to be hard for the Suns to win games if their best player can’t find the target. Playing against the Celtics the Suns will have to bring their A-game because if not they will get blown out again at home.
How Boston Celtics & Phoenix Suns Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Suns are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Celtics are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Celtics
My reason for the pick :
The Celtics should be able to breeze past the Suns in this game as the Suns will have no answer for the Celtics ball-movement and three pointing. It is hard for the Suns to compete against the elite teams this season because they lack a starting caliber point guard a player who can slow down the game and make the correct basketball plays. For the Celtics, Kyrie will have his ways against Caanan so expect another huge scoring output from Irving in this game. Go with the Celtics to snap a two-game losing streak.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns :
- Suns are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games.