Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (15-20) at Boston Celtics (25-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 19.3 points and 2.4 assists. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost three of their last four road games.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.5 points and 5.2 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven home games.
The Spurs are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games as a home underdog and 35-15-4 ATS in their last 54 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Spurs are 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have been far and away more successful both SU and ATS this season, but they have some injuries out there and Kemba Walker has been battling the flu. The San Antonio Spurs are playing their best ball of the season by far, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 7.6 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 45.7 percent from three. While it takes more than two weeks, the Spurs are starting to show serious signs of life. With a sick Kemba, I'll take my chances with the Spurs and the free points.