Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (12-3) at Boston Celtics (9-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics meet early Friday afternoon in a NBA contest at the TD Garden.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling and build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.1 points and 3.1 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.5 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won nine straight road games.
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The Boston Celtics also look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26.2 points and 6.1 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 17.9 points and eight rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last six home games.
The Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Spurs have yet to lose on the road this season and are playing some great basketball overall. However, this line is being rude to the Boston Celtics, a team that's found their groove recently and looking like one of the top teams in the East again. The Celtics could win this game outright at home, so I'll side with the points here.