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Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3-9-24 Picks

Boston Celtics (48-14) vs. Phoenix Suns (37-26)
March 9, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5.5; Over/Under: +228
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The Boston Celtics travel to the Footprint Center to battle the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Here’s a Celtics vs Suns Prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics look to have cooled off from their 11-game win streak as they are now hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting beaten by the Nuggets in a 115-109 road loss on Thursday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 41 points, 14 rebounds and four assists on 16 of 29 shooting, Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points with 12 rebounds while Jayson Tatum chipped in with 15 points and eight assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 38 from the 3-point line as they traded with the Nuggets in a close contest until the fourth quarter where the Nuggets pulled away to a 12-point lead.

Phoenix Suns

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their last six games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Raptors in a 120-113 win on Thursday. Kevin Durant led the team with 35 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Grayson Allen added 26 points while Bradley Beal chipped in with 20 points and eight assists. As a team, the Suns shot 51 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 39 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 19 points which was more than enough to endure a late run from the Raptors.

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The Suns have won each of their last nine home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Suns have covered the spread in each of their last nine games as underdogs against the Celtics.
  • Each of the Suns’ last nine games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Boston Celtics Team Facts

  • The Celtics have won 12 of their last 13 games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The home team has covered the spread in each of the Celtics’ last five games.
  • Each of the Celtics’ last six road games against Pacific Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Celtics vs Suns Prediction

The Celtics could be shorthanded for this one with Jaylen Brown listed as questionable, while the Suns are still without Josh Okogie and Devin Booker. The Celtics have come back down to Earth with a couple of losses in a row and they could be missing Brown in what is a stellar matchup against the in-form Suns. It’s no surprise that the Celtics have opened as road favorites, but the Suns have looked great in their last two games and I think they can keep it going if Durant can have another big game.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix +5.5

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