Boston Celtics at Phoenix Suns - 2/7/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (12-9) vs Boston Celtics (12-9)
Game Info: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.4 points and 3.6 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.1 points and 3.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are still a solid tam with great depth, but the injuries are piling up and their defense is struggling, as they're allowing 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 35.8 percent from three in their last five games. The Phoenix Suns appear to have turned things around over the last week and they win at home by an average of 5.9 points. Assuming the Suns are back on the right track, they should get the job done at home against a banged up Celtics squad.