Suns vs. Celtics Prediction
Are the Celtics laying too many points as a massive home favorite tonight against the Suns at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Celtics are now 16-point home favorites versus the Suns after opening as 14-point favorites. As for the total, the number has climbed from 217 up to 220.
The Suns enter play having lost six consecutive games and are also 0-6 against the spread during that stretch. The under has cashed in seven straight games despite the over hitting in 42 of Phoenix's 72 games on the season.
On the other side the Celtics have won four of their last five games, have won back-to-back games, and have covered the spread in three of their last five games. They're also 37-33 at the betting window on the season, although they're just 16-18 against the spread at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: This is simply way too many points to hand a Suns team that has been dreadful, but is also due to cover. The Suns are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Boston and have covered in 10 of the last 14 games versus the Celtics overall. The Celtics are also just 5-12 at the betting window in their last 17 games coming off a win and are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 games versus Pacific Division opponents.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +16