San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Prediction 1/17/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (7-32) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (31-9) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Victor Wembanyama led San Antonio with 26 points against the Hawks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 40% in the game. Jeremy Sochan contributed 23 points, but San Antonio lost the game 109-99.

So far this season, the Spurs are 7-32 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing Western Conference teams, the Spurs are 5-19 compared to 2-13 in non-conference games.

So far, San Antonio is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 18-21. San Antonio has covered the spread in three consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 9-10 at home as opposed to 9-11 on the road.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics notched a win against the Raptors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 105-96. The Celtics not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -6.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 201 points ended up below the over/under line of 238.5.

The Celtics come into today’s game vs. the Spurs with a 31-9 overall record. Over their last ten games, they are 7-3. At home, Boston is 19-0 compared to 12-9 on the road.

The Celtics are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 19-19. Currently, the Celtics have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 2-1 against the spread as underdogs.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

San Antonio has recorded an average of 112.2 points per game (23rd) throughout 39 games games.

San Antonio enters the game ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, they have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 116.3 points compared to 108.4 on the road.

The Spurs have been one of the most efficient teams in terms of pace, ranking 2nd in the league at 102.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th in the league at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, San Antonio is 15th in the league in three-pointers made per game but are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, the Spurs are 28th in true shooting percentage.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Celtics enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 121 points per game (5th).

When playing at home this season, the Celtics are averaging 124.4 points per game, which is 4th in the league. Overall, they are 5th in scoring at 121 points per game. In terms of pace, Boston is 15th in the NBA.

One area where the Celtics have excelled this season is three-point shooting. They lead the league in both three-point attempts and makes per game. Overall, they are hitting 37% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Coming into this game, Boston is 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 15th in free throw attempts and makes per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Celtics are 15th in the league.

Spurs Team Defense

The Spurs’ defense is presently ranked 26th in the league, allowing an average of 121.4 points per contest. Most recently, the Spurs’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 109 points to the Hawks.

Celtics Team Defense

This season, the Celtics defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.2 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.6% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Spurs And Celtics

In today’s game, our projections have Keldon Johnson leading the Spurs with 18 points on 7/14 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 17.2 points per game, along with 6 rebounds.

As for Boston, Jayson Tatum is projected to be the primary scorer for the Celtics. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 9 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.7%, and his scoring average is 27.1 points per game.

Spurs vs Celtics Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Celtics have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 125 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Celtics have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Spurs vs Celtics Prediction

In this Spurs vs. Celtics matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Spurs at +15.5. While we project the Celtics to win 118-106, our recommendation is to bet on the Spurs for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 237.5 and our model has the Spurs and Celtics finishing with a combined 224 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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