Celtics vs Spurs Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 7, 2023

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A game pitting one of the league’s highest-scoring squads against one of the poorest squads defensively sees the Boston Celtics (27-12, first in points per game) face the San Antonio Spurs (13-26, 30th in points allowed) at AT&T Center on January 7, 2023. The Celtics are 15-point favorites. The over/under for the game is set at 235.5.

How to bet Celtics vs. Spurs

Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 15 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -1252 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +771 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 235.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Arena: AT&T Center

Celtics vs. Spurs Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 39 games this season, they have 21 wins against the spread. Boston has been the favorite in 37 games this season and has come away with the win 25 times (67.6%) in those contests. Celtics games this year have eclipsed the over/under 21 times in 39 opportunities (53.8%).

The Spurs have played 39 games, with 18 wins against the spread. San Antonio has won 11 of the 36 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (30.6%). Spurs games this season have gone over the total in 22 of 39 opportunities (56.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 37 30.7 8.2 4.2 1.1 0.9 3.2
Jaylen Brown 37 26.9 7.1 3.3 1.1 0.5 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 33 13.2 4.1 3.8 0.6 0.3 1.7
Marcus Smart 35 11.2 3.4 7.3 1.3 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 39 10 3 3.2 0.8 0.9 1.5

Spurs

Spurs Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Keldon Johnson 35 21.2 4.8 2.7 0.7 0.2 2.5
Tre Jones 38 13.1 3.7 6.4 1.4 0.2 0.7
Jakob Poeltl 31 11.9 9.5 3 0.9 1.1 0
Josh Richardson 29 10.6 2.5 3.1 0.8 0.1 1.6
Doug McDermott 34 10.2 2.3 1.5 0.1 0.2 1.9
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Celtics vs. Spurs Injury Report

Spurs: Devin Vassell: Out (Knee), Keita Bates-Diop: Probable (Illness), Josh Richardson: Questionable (Quadricep), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston sports a top-five offense this season, ranking best in the league with 118.7 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 14th with 112.9 points allowed per contest. The Celtics are averaging 122.6 points per game this season in home games, which is 7.9 more points than they’re averaging in away games (114.7). The Celtics have seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 116.7 points per game in their last 10 outings, two points fewer than the 118.7 they’ve scored this season.

Boston is top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks eighth with a 37.2% shooting percentage from downtown. The Celtics are attempting 46 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 52.3% of the shots they’ve taken (and 62.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.9 three-pointers per contest, which are 47.7% of their shots (and 37.1% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

In 2022-23, San Antonio is 23rd in the league offensively (111.9 points scored per game) and worst defensively (120.6 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Spurs are averaging 0.9 more points per game at home (112.3) than on the road (111.4). Over their last 10 games, the Spurs are posting 117.9 points per game, six more than their season average (111.9).

San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). The Spurs attempt 35.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.9% of the Spurs’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.1% are 2-pointers.

Celtics vs. Spurs Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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