Celtics vs. Spurs Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs, 12/31/18 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Boston Celtics go on the road and pick up a win over the San Antonio Spurs when the two proud franchises meet up tonight at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

565 Boston Celtics vs. 566 San Antonio Spurs

Monday, December 31, 2018

7PM ET – AT&T Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Spurs. The over/under total for the game is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on the Celtics on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Celtics on road trip

Boston is coming off a 112-103 win at Memphis on Saturday, as it is in the midst of a road trip. The Celtics have won and covered the spread in three of their last four games. Boston is 21-14 on the season, 10-9 on the road, 18-17 against the spread and 22-13 with the over.

The Celtics are strong on defense this season, allowing just 105.6 points per game while keeping opponents to 44.2 percent shooting. Offensively, the Celtics are putting up 111.7 points per game while shooting 36.3 percent from the arc. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 23.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. Jayson Tatum is adding 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.

Spurs heating up

The San Antonio Spurs are in the midst in one of their hottest streaks of the season, as they have won seven of their last 10, including a 122-111 victory against the Clippers. The Spurs are 20-17 on the season, 14-5 at home, 21-15-1 against the spread and 20-16-1 with the over.

The Spurs are putting up 111.2 points per game on offense this season. They are the league’s top-shooting team from the arc (39.3 percent) and the free-throw line (82.2 percent). Defensively, the Spurs are giving up 109.2 points per game. Rudy Gay is questionable to play tonight due to a wrist injury. He is averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this year. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 23.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.

NBA Betting Trends


The Celtics are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.

San Antonio

The Spurs have covered the spread in four straight games playing on 1 day of rest and they are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record.


This is a tough game to call as both are playing well. Still, it is hard to go against the Spurs as a road underdog. San Antonio has struggled for consistency this year, but the Spurs have been much more consistent at home. Even if Gay is unable to play, the Spurs have the ability to score in the paint against this Boston team. The Celtics have dropped two of their last three on the road and I think they fall again tonight.

NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +1


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