Two squads sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing tonight, when the last in the West and struggling Phoenix Suns (2-8), who have won only once in their last nine games, are hosting the third in the East Boston Celtics (6-4), who want to end their first losing streak of the season.
Date/Time: 11-08-2018, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Suns +9
Phoenix Suns have a 2-8 record (4-6 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nets with an 82-104 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.9 ppg, adding 4.3 boards and a team high 6 dimes per game. He is followed by DeAndre Ayton with 15.9 ppg, adding 3.4 dimes and a team high 10.9 boards per game.
Boston Celtics have a 6-4 record (4-6 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with two teams in the third place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Nuggets with a 107-115 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 19.2 ppg, 4.8 boards and a team high 5.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 15.7 ppg and a team high 7.1 boards per game.
Celtics won both meetings against the Suns last season (at home by 5 points and on the road by 8). Suns have a 2-4 home record this season, while the Celtics are 3-3 on the road. Celtics are better both offensively, scoring 104.2 ppg to Suns’ league-low of 100.6 and defensively, allowing a third-best of 101.3 ppg to Suns’ 113.8. Suns have a better field goal percentage (44.74% to 43.05%), while Celtics have a better 3-point percentage (35.15% to 33.77%). Celtics are better both in boards grabbed (47.4 to 42.2) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 18.9), while both teams dish almost the same number of dimes per game (23.7 to 23.6). Celtics are superior and the absolute favorite in this game. Vegas odds give them a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win.
Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Prediction: Boston Celtics -9 (-112)
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