The Boston Celtics (51-23) are favored by 15.5 points when they host the San Antonio Spurs (19-55) on March 26, 2023 at TD Garden. The game sees one of the highest-scoring teams in the league against one of the poorest defensive teams, as the Celtics are fourth in points scored per game (117.9), while the Spurs are 30th in points conceded (122.3). The point total is 231.5 points in this contest.
How to bet Celtics vs. Spurs
Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -1479 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +875 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Celtics vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 26, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Spurs Betting Trends
In the Celtics’ 74 games this season, they have 38 wins against the spread. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 69 games this year and has walked away with the win 49 times (71%) in those games. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 39 of 74 set point totals.
The Spurs are 30-44-0 against the spread this season. San Antonio has won 17 of the 71 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (23.9%). Spurs games this season have gone over the total in 41 of 74 opportunities (55.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics: Jayson Tatum: Questionable (Hip), Payton Pritchard: Questionable (Heel)
Spurs: Charles Bassey: Out (Patella), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed), Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle), Jeremy Sochan: Out (Injury Management), Khem Birch: Out (Knee), Romeo Langford: Questionable (Injury Management), Keldon Johnson: Questionable (Foot), Malaki Branham: Questionable (Back)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has been shining on both offense and defense this season, ranking fourth-best in the NBA in points per game (117.9) and fourth-best in points allowed per game (112). When playing at home, the Celtics are scoring 5.5 more points per game (120.7) than they are away from home (115.2). The Celtics have been putting up 120 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
Boston owns a 37.7% three-point percentage this season (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 16 threes per game (second-best). Of the shots taken by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.3% of them have been two-pointers (62% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.7% have been three-pointers (38%).
What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is 24th in the NBA in points scored (112.3 per game) and worst in points conceded (122.3). The Spurs are scoring more points at home (114.2 per game) than on the road (110.3). The Spurs are averaging 113.6 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 1.3 more than their average for the season (112.3).
San Antonio is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and 25th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). The Spurs attempt 65.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.4% of the Spurs’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.6% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Celtics, and we expect that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 231.5 points.
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