Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (TD Garden)

BOS -6.5 . Total

The San Antonio Spurs are on the road for a matchup with the Boston Celtics.  The Spurs are (15-20), coming off a 126-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.  The Celtics are (25-9), after falling to the Washington Wizards, 99-94.

In the Spurs win over the Bucks, San Antonio was led on offense by DeMar DeRozan.  DeRozan converted on 11 of 15 attempts from the floor, hitting 2 foul shots, finishing with 25 points and 7 assists.  The Spurs shot 51% from the floor ad 54% from 3-point distance.  San Antonio was able to hold the potent Milwaukee offense to just 40% from the floor.  The Spurs out rebounded the Bucks, 59 to 44.

In the Celtics loss to the Wizards, Boston was guided throughout the game by Jaylen Brown.  Brown connected on 7 of 22 attempts from the floor, making 7 foul shots, totaling 23 points and 12 rebounds.  The Celtics shot 35% from the floor and 21% from 3-point range.  Boston allowed the Wizards to shoot 46% from the floor.  Boston only managed 94 points against a Wizards defense that has been known to give up quite a bit of points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

Spurs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Boston.

The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 games.

Celtics are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Celtics are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.

The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 games.

The Spurs have lost 2 of 3, while the Celtics have won 3 of their last 4.  San Antonio is 3-12 as the under dog, while being 4-11 on the road.  The Celtics have been great at home, having gone 14-2 thus far.  Boston is 9-6-1 ATS when at home.  The Spurs have controlled this series as of late, having won 8 of the last 10 matchups.  Boston is allowing just under 103 points per game overall, while having 3rd best free throw percentage when at home.  San Antonio is 25th in scoring defense overall, allowing almost 115 per game.  Offensively, the Spurs have the 3rd best field goal percentage, while the Celtics have the best scoring defense in the league.  I'll side with Boston and their defense to change the trends.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win and cover, 112-104.  

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.