Spurs at Celtics - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (1-1) at Boston Celtics (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +4.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNN
The San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics square off Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The San Antonio Spurs look to get a game above a .500 record with a big road win here. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 93.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24 points and nine rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 11.5 points and seven rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing 5.5 assists and LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing eight rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a blowout win over the Nets and are shooting 37.8 percent from deep on the season. Aldridge is 9-23 from the field in his first two games. The Spurs have won 13 of their last 15 regular season games when scoring 100 or more points.
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The Boston Celtics look to get a game above .500 after playing their third straight home game. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26 points and seven assists while Amir Johnson is averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds. Marcus Smart is dishing four assists and Jae Crowder is grabbing five rebounds. The Boston Celtics are getting 64 points from their bench, which is nearly double the league average so far this season. Thomas is being far more aggressive with 17 field goals already made this year. The Celtics have split their last 10 regular season home games.
The Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 33-16-1 ATS in their last 50 games overall. The Spurs are 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I like the Celtics roster, but the Spurs are on a different level and have too much depth not to win and cover this number. Look for San Antonio to get the job done here.