Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics - 3/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics - 3/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics (50-23) at Phoenix Suns (19-55)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

The Line: Phoenix Suns +9.5 -- Over/Under: 210 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Boston Celtics look for another road victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Marcus Morris is averaging 13.3 points and 1.3 assists. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Terry Rozier is dishing 2.7 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last six road games.

The Phoenix Suns are still looking for their first victory this month, as they’re riding an 11-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a home game since January 31.

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The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 51-25-2 ATS in their last 78 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are on the end of a back to back and are banged up, but picking the Phoenix Suns in any spot isn't an option. The Phoenix Suns are still missing their two best players and have been outscored by 20.2 points in their last five games. The Suns are also being outscored by 10.2 points at home this season overall. Those are just brutal, brutal numbers. Give me the Celtics by double digits.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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