Celtics vs. Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 3 (Boston Doesn't Break a Sweat at TD Garden)
Celtics vs. Suns Game Info
- Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- Coverage: NBA TV, NBCS-BOS, and BSAZ
The Boston Celtics (37-15) look to win their third straight game when they host the Phoenix Suns (27-26) for some NBA action on Friday, Feb. 3.
The Celtics are coming off a massive 139-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets, led by Jayson Tatum's game-high 31 points in 29 minutes. Meanwhile, the Suns' two-game winning streak came to an end with Wednesday's 132-100 blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Can Boston keep up the momentum at TD Garden? Or does Phoenix have what it takes to pull off a road upset?
Celtics vs. Suns Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHO: (+340) | BOS: (-430)
- Spread: PHO: +9.5 (-110) | BOS: -9.5 (-110)
- Total: 220 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 220 points with -110 odds on both sides.
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Celtics vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Celtics compiled a 43-37-2 ATS record last year.
- Last season, 41 Celtics games hit the over.
- The Suns had 41 of their 82 games hit the over last year.
Celtics vs. Suns Prediction & Pick
There isn't a good reason why the Celtics shouldn't win tonight. They've been phenomenal at home, going 20-6 at TD Garden, whereas the Suns are an uninspiring 8-17 on the road. Boston's also been the much better team overall and has the edge in most key categories.
The Suns have also been much worse without Devin Booker (groin), going 9-15 without their best player this season. It's going to be hard for them to keep up with the Celtics when the likes of Tatum and Brown are playing so great. Tatum is averaging 32.3 points over his last nine games while Brown is operating at a 25.7 PPG clip over his last six.
It also can't be forgotten that Boston has won 11 of its last 16 games against Phoenix, including five of the last seven games between these teams at TD Garden.
The Celtics are simply the superior team at the moment and it would take a massive collapse for them to lose to the banged-up Suns.
Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 117 | Suns: 109
Celtics vs. Suns Best Bet
The Celtics are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to strong starts, averaging 60.6 first-half points (No. 4). On the other hand, the Suns are among the worst in that regard, only averaging 55.3 points by halftime (No. 27).
On top of that, Boston's plus-3.8 first-half scoring margin ranks first in the Association and it's up to plus-10.0 over the last three games. Considering how Phoenix trailed by 19 points to Atlanta at halftime in their last outing, the Celtics shouldn't have problems building up a significant first-half advantage.
Bet: First-Half Spread — Celtics -5.5 (-108)
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