Suns vs. Celtics Odds & Picks: Boston Stays Hot at Home

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins goes over why the Celtics will cover Friday night's spread in a high-scoring contest.

The Celtics will look to keep rolling on Friday night when hosting the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden in Boston. Tip-off is set for 7:30 PM ET in this interconference matchup. Leading the Eastern Conference, Boston has won two straight and 11 of their last 14 games, while the Suns have won two of their last three contests and sit seventh in the West. The last time these two teams met back on December 7th, the Celtics easily defeated Phoenix 125-98.

Suns vs. Celtics Betting Odds

Suns Celtics
Spread +9.5 -9.5
Moneyline +350 -435
Over/Under 221.5

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Suns vs. Celtics Best Bets

Boston Celtics -9.5 (-110 DraftKings)

The Suns are short-handed due to injuries and will run into a buzzsaw in the form of Jayson Tatum who has put up at least 30 points in four straight games and posted three double-doubles in his last four appearances. The Celtics have scored an average of 127.0 points in their last three tilts (1st in the NBA), with Phoenix only putting up 114 in that same time frame while also allowing opponents to drop 118.7. Boston should have no trouble running up the score in this one to cover the spread.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

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Suns vs. Celtics Game Total Over 221.5 (-110 DraftKings)

I’ve seen this number at 222 and even 223, so grabbing 221.5 is a solid play. Phoenix is coming off a brutal 132-100 pounding by Atlanta and the Over is 5-0 in the Suns’ last five games after a double-digit home loss. Boston is scoring an average of 118.2 on the season and an association-high 127.0 in their last three contests, while Phoenix is putting up a respectable 114.0 their last three times on the court. The Over should be easily attainable tonight at TD Garden.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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