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(4-2) San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics (3-2)
Date: Monday October 30th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -155
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 193.5
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The San Antonio Spurs make their seasonal limited visit to face the Boston Celtics tonight, at the TD Garden. The Spurs are off to another great start to the season, going 4-1 through the first two weeks. The Celtics have maintained since the Gordon Heyward injury. Boston is led by Kyrie Irving to right the ship until Heyaward’s return.
Last time both teams got together was last season. The two teams met twice in the regular season, with the Spurs winning the two game series, 2-0. San Antonio won the most recent meeting last November, 108-101. San Antonio has won 11 straight against the Celtics.
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The San Antonio Spurs are back at it. Sitting at two games over .500 so far this season, the Spurs are winning games again this year, and that’s without Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has been sidelined with a quadriceps injury this season. Without Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped his game up. Aldridge is averaging 2.57 points and nine rebounds per game this year.
Aside from Aldridge putting in his needed work on the year, Rudy Gay, and Danny Green have been key contributors, averaging 11.8 points per game a piece this year. Veteran big man Pau Gasol is averaging 10 points and eight rebounds this season.
San Antonio has lost two games in a row. Most recently against the Indiana Pacers, 97-94 in Indiana. The Pacers are one of the lower tier teams in the NBA. The Spurs had a bad shooting night in their last loss, losing by three points. San Antonio shot 40 percent from the field in the loss.
Despite the recent losses, the Spurs have played solid defensively. San Antonio is holding their opponents to 97.3 points per game. Good enough for the Spurs to rank 6th in the NBA in defense this year.
Right now, the Spurs are looking to stay above water until the return of Kawhi Leonard. Once he’s back, expect the Spurs to make another deep run at the Western Conference and NBA titles this year.
The Boston Celtics are relying heavily on the play of point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving has been great since stepping into the number one role for the Celtics. Irving is averaging 21 points per game on 41.6 percent shooting from the field. Not bad, but not great for a number one scoring option. Hopefully for Irving, he can get his shooting percent up close to 45 percent as the season progresses.
With Heyward’s absence, the offense has been able to find another second scoring options. Al Hortford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are all averaging over 15 points per game for Boston, to fill in for Heyward. Marcus Smart is also contributing over 12 points per game this year.
Head Coach Brad Stevens has done a good job at keep the team together. Boston is averaging 100 points per game (23rd) and allowing 95 points per game (5th) this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall.
- Under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Spurs are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Expect the San Antonio Spurs to come out well rested in this meaningless early year game. The Spurs will have their hands full if they don’t take the Celtics seriously early on.
The Celtics are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA right now, ranking slightly ahead of the Spurs in points allowed this season. Look for this one to be a defensive battle tonight in Boston.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics – 3.5
This game should be close start to finish (if the Spurs decide to play). Take Boston at home for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 96 – Celtics 101
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