Suns vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 3/14/24

Boston Celtics (51-14) vs Phoenix Suns (38-27)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in NBA action at the TD Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics prediction.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been in decent shape as they've won three of their last four games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after sneaking past the Cavaliers in a 117-111 road win on Monday. Kevin Durant led the team with 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Devin Booker added 27 points with seven assists while Bradley Beal chipped in with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Suns shot 54 percent from the field and 12 of 32 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and fell into an early 19-point deficit, before they flipped a switch and turned the tide with a 34-21 third quarter to reclaim the lead for good. The Suns will meet the Hornets and Bucks after this one.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've won 14 of their last 16 games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the struggling Jazz in a 123-107 road win on Tuesday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 38 points on 13 of 25 shooting, Derrick White drained seven 3-pointers to finish with 24 points while Jrue Holiday chipped in with 16 points and eight assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 46 percent from the field and 20 of 49 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 44 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 22 points, before they restricted the Jazz to just 16 points in the fourth quarter to pull away and keep their win streak alive. The Celtics will face the Wizards after this game.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jayson Tatum ranks 2nd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.4) this season.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Grayson Allen ranks 1st amongst qualified players for 3P% (47.4%) this season.
  • Kevin Durant ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.2).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.1).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (63.1%).

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics prediction

The Suns are still missing some players with Josh Okogie ruled out and Eric Gordon listed as questionable, while the Celtics have ruled out Kristaps Porzingis again and they have Jaylen Brown listed as questionable. The Suns have all their key players healthy and they would've taken plenty of confidence from their impressive comeback win over the Cavaliers in their last outing, while the Celtics have been one the hottest teams in the league and they cruised past the Jazz in their last outing for their 14th win in their past 16 outings. You can make an argument for either side here, but while i think the Celtics get the win at home, I'm backing the Suns to keep this one close right till the end.

Peter’s Pick Phoenix +6.5

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