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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-9) Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns (11-9)
Date: Sunday, February 7th
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics +132 | Suns -152
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -3
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
Sunday, February 7th finds the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers playing in their first meeting this season.
The Suns hold the all-time record between the clubs with 72 wins in 129 meetings. Last season, the clubs played twice with each club taking one contest.
Through the quarter season of the schedule, the Celtics have collected some quality wins but the most recent was arguably their best as they took down the Clippers 119-115 at Staples Center.
Making the win all the more impressive is it was accomplished without the services of Jaylen Brown or Marcus Smart.
Granted, Paul George was out as well but the Clippers have more than enough firepower and weren’t as hampered by absences as the Celts.
Jayson Tatum shouldered the major work collecting a game-high 34 points along with seven rebounds, two assists, and four steals while shooting 50 percent from deep (5 of 10).
Kemba Walker had arguably his best game since returning from injury pitching in with 24 points and timely buckets.
Carsen Edwards (16), Tristan Thompson (11), Grant Williams (11), and Robert Williams (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Jaylen Brown (knee) and Romeo Langford are expected to be out until February 9th. Marcus Smart who suffered a calf strain versus the Lakers has missed three games and isn’t expected back until February 14.
Following a rough stretch where the Suns lost three consecutive games, they’ve rebounded to win four of their last five matches including two impressive wins versus the Mavericks.
In their most recent win, Phoenix dominated the Detroit Pistons winning 109-92. While they trailed 27-24 after the first quarter the Suns posted back-to-back 30 point middle frames to put the game out of reach for Detroit.
Devin Booker led the scoring effort with 23 points while his backcourt partner Chris Paul filled up the stat sheet registering 20 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, and a steal.
Deandre Ayton had a quiet night scoring (8 points) but collected 13 rebounds including five on the offensive glass. Frank Kaminsky got the start and made the most of it with 15 points and five rebounds.
Cameron Johnson (14) and E’Twaun Moore (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Although Mikal Bridges didn’t hit the double-figure category in any of the three main areas he delivers in all areas (six points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks) and is arguably the best Suns defender.
Jae Crowder (foot) and Cameron Payne (foot), and Dario Saric (health and safety) all missed Friday’s match and are questionable for Sunday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- Suns clubs are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
This should be an entertaining match with both clubs entering the day seeded fourth in their respective conferences.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics +3
The key matchup for the Suns is who guards Tatum which presumably would be Mikal Bridges because he’ll look at Kaminsky and Ayton and envision barbecue chicken! Similarly, if Brown can’t play it will put a ton of pressure on Walker to limit Booker.
Despite the Celtics being shorthanded I like them plus the points in a very competitive match.
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