Celtics vs. Spurs Predictions
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Spurs as 9-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 198 points. Boston enters with a record of 12-10 overall and 4-6 on the road, while San Antonio is 18-6 overall and 7-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Spurs opened as an 8-point favorite but the line has jumped a full point to 9, while the total has gone from 200 down to 198.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Celtics. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take San Antonio. According to latest NBA trends, Boston is 12-25-2 ATS in their last 39 games playing on 0 days rest and are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. San Antonio is 23-2-1 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. Older teams need rest. Both are aging but the Spurs have much more depth than Boston. The Spurs struggled on their own end of the back-to-back, losing to Portland. In their earlier game at Boston, San Antonio won with ease, 112-100. Tim Duncan is averaging 17.8ppg and 10.2rpg. In the first meeting, he dominated Kevin Garnett, putting up 20 points and 15 rebounds, while holding KG to 14 points and just three rebounds. Tony Parker, who had 26 points in the first game, leads the way with 19.1ppg and shoots 51% from the field. The Spurs have six players who average in double figures and nine players who average six points or more per game. The Celts will be worn down some from the previous night, especially KG and Paul Pierce. Expect the Spurs to romp.
2012 NBA FREE PICK: SAN ANTONIO SPURS –9