San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (11-8) at San Antonio Spurs (16-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs play host to the Boston Celtics tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Celtics have won four of their last five games and will be going for a third straight win tonight after beating the Kings by 114-97 in a rout on Thursday. Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk led the team with 21 points each while Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley added 20 points each as the Celtics stormed out of the gates to an early double digit lead and never looked back. The Celtics have been a streaky team all season, but they've definitely seemed focused in the last week or so and it's resulting in plenty of wins. Boston is now 11-8 on the season and 5-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have won seven of their last eight overall and are coming off their second straight win of at least 20 points, beating the Grizzlies by 103-83 on Thursday. Kawhi Leonard led the scoring with 27 points on nine of 13 shooting, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points while Tony Parker chipped in with 17 as the Spurs shot 50 percent from the field while holding the Grizzlies to just 37.5 percent. The Spurs have quietly gone about their business and are currently 16-4 on the season and 6-4 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 against the Western Conference, while the Spurs are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
Head to head, the Celtics are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in San Antonio.
The Celtics could very well cause the upset tonight, but there's just no way I can back against the Spurs who have been blowing away opponents and are still undefeated at home.