Spurs vs. Celtics NBA Prediction
The Spurs and Celtics are both 6-4 over their last 10 games, respectively, and will meet in Boston on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Are the Celtics a safe bet to cover as a 4.5-point home favorite or are the underdog Spurs the better play?
517 San Antonio Spurs (+4.5) at 518 Boston Celtics (-4.5); o/u 224.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, April 30, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
San Antonio Spurs DFS Spin
Dejounte Murray notched his fourth triple-double of the season on Wednesday with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a tough loss to the Heat. Murray finished 8-of-17 from the field and 5-of-5 from the stripe, and he added one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers in his 36 minutes of floor time. Lonnie Walker praised Murray after the game, saying, "He’s hitting his stride. What people expected out of Dejounte being a point guard, being a leader of this team, he’s handling it greatly. And as the season continues to go forward, he is continuing to get better each and every day." With his fourth triple-double of the season tonight, he became just the third Spur in franchise history to accomplish that feat, joining the ranks of David Robinson and Johnny Moore.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Kemba Walker (strained left oblique) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs. Walker has missed Boston's last two games due to the oblique strain, and it appears likely that he will miss a third. Marcus Smart will see more time on the ball, while Payton Pritchard is worth considering as a streaming option despite the fact that he will still be coming off the bench.
Spurs vs. Celtics Betting Prediction
The Spurs are 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 meetings with the Celtics and are 14-3-1 against the number in their last 18 games in Boston. The Spurs are also 3-0-1 at the betting window in their last four games overall and are 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games as a road underdog. On the other side, the Celtics are 7-15-1 against the spread in their last 23 games coming off a win and are 6-13 against the number in their last 19 games following an ATS win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS +4.5