The Boston Celtics (20-5), playing as 1.5-point favorites, will try to outscore their opponent in a matchup of two top offenses when they face the Phoenix Suns (16-8) on December 7, 2022 at Footprint Center. The over/under for the matchup is 231 points.
How to bet Celtics vs. Suns
Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -118 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at -102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231 points.
Celtics vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Celtics vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Celtics have played 25 games, with 16 wins against the spread. Boston has come away with 19 wins in the 24 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Celtics have hit the over in 62.5% of their opportunities this year (15 times in 24 games with a set point total).
The Suns are 14-10-0 against the spread this season. Phoenix is 3-2 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 60% of those games). Suns games this year have eclipsed the over/under 11 times in 24 opportunities (45.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. Suns Injury Report
Suns: Torrey Craig: Questionable (Groin), Chris Paul: Questionable (Heel), Duane Washington Jr.: Out (Hip), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston owns a top-five offense this year, ranking best in the league with 120.6 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranks 13th with 112.6 points allowed per contest. The Celtics are averaging 125.8 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 115 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Celtics have been scoring 121 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 120.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston is thriving in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks best in the league in threes (16.6 per game) and best in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (40.2%). The Celtics have taken 52.2% two-pointers and 47.8% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s baskets, 61% are two-pointers and 39% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
At 116.5 points scored per game and 109.3 points conceded, Phoenix is seventh in the NBA on offense and sixth on defense. The Suns are putting up more points at home (117.7 per game) than on the road (114.8). While the Suns are posting 116.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 120.4 a contest.
Phoenix is eighth in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.8 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.4%). In 2022-23, the Suns have taken 63.1% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.5% of the Suns’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 29.5% have been 3-pointers.
Celtics vs. Suns Predictions and Pick
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