Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM (TD Garden)

BOS -6.5 . Total

The Phoenix Suns are on the road for a matchup with the Boston Celtics.  The Suns are (17-24), coming off a 121-98 win over the New York Knicks.  The Celtics are (27-13), after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-123.

In the Suns win over the Knicks, Phoenix was guided on offense by Devin Booker.  Booker was 9 of 17 from the floor, making 9 foul shots, recording 29 points.  The Suns shot 51% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.  The Suns out rebounded New York, 60 to 49.  The Suns saw their largest lead of 29 points. 

In the Celtics loss to the Bucks, Boston was led on offense by Kemba Walker.  Walker was 14 of 23 from the floor, making 8 of 9 from the foul line, totaling 40 points and 11 rebounds.  The Celtics shot 44% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  Boston was out rebounded, 60 to 55.  The Celtics trailed by as many as 27 points in the contest.

Recent Betting Trends:

Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

Suns are 7-1 ATS in their lats 8 games against Celtics.

The under is 5-1 in Suns last 6 games.

Celtics are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

Celtics are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against Phoenix.

The under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 games against the Pacific division.

The Suns have won 3of their last 4, while the Celtics have lost 2 in a row.  The Celtics are one of the best teams at home, having gone 16-4 at home.  The Suns are 8-10 on the road.  Each team is nearly equivalent in offensive production, so this game will come down to defense.  The Celtics have the 2nd best scoring defense, while the Suns are giving up the 22nd most points per contest.  With the Celtics having the edge defensively and being so good at home, I'll take Boston to cover at home.  The Celtics are 23-15-2 ATS on the season.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win and cover, 116-107.    

Chris’s Pick BOSTON CELTICS -6.5

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