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Suns vs. Celtics NBA Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for March 9

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Suns vs. Celtics NBA Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for March 9

Suns vs. Celtics Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: ABC

Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns (37-26) are 5.5-point underdogs against Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (48-14) Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Footprint Center. The matchup starts at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The matchup has an over/under set at 226 points.

Suns vs. Celtics Odds & Spread

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Suns vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick

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Suns vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Celtics have covered the spread 29 times in 62 games with a set spread.
  • The Suns are 25-36-2 against the spread this year.
  • Celtics games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 29 times out of 63 chances this season.
  • Suns games this season have hit the over on 28 of 63 set point totals (44.4%).
  • Against the spread, Boston has performed better at home, covering 17 times in 32 home games, and 12 times in 30 road games.
  • The Celtics have gone over the over/under more consistently when playing at home, hitting the over in 15 of 32 home matchups (46.9%). On the road, they have hit the over in 14 of 30 games (46.7%).
  • Phoenix's winning percentage against the spread at home is .353 (12-21-1). On the road, it is .448 (13-15-1).
  • In 2023-24, a higher percentage of the Suns' games have finished above the over/under at home (50%, 17 of 34) than on the road (37.9%, 11 of 29).

Celtics Leaders

  • Tatum averages 26.8 points, 8.4 boards and 4.8 assists, shooting 47.5% from the field and 37.3% from downtown, with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game (10th in league).
  • Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.8 points, 5.6 boards and 3.7 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Derrick White averages 15.1 points, 4 boards and 4.9 assists, shooting 46.8% from the field and 40.1% from downtown, with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Jrue Holiday's numbers on the season are 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest, shooting 48.2% from the field and 44.3% from downtown (sixth in NBA), with an average of 2 made treys.
  • Al Horford is averaging 7.8 points, 6.5 boards and 2.6 assists.

Suns Leaders

  • Durant is averaging 28 points, 6.6 boards and 5.4 assists for the Suns.
  • Devin Booker's numbers on the season are 27.5 points, 4.6 boards and 6.8 assists per game. He is sinking 49.4% of his shots from the field and 37.9% from 3-point range, with an average of 2.2 triples.
  • Per game, Jusuf Nurkic provides the Suns 11.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists, plus 1 steal and 1.1 blocks.
  • Grayson Allen's numbers on the season are 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He is sinking 49.7% of his shots from the floor and 47.5% from beyond the arc (first in league), with an average of 2.7 treys.
  • Eric Gordon averages 12.2 points, 2 boards and 2.2 assists. He is draining 44.9% of his shots from the floor and 38.2% from beyond the arc, with 2.4 treys per contest.

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