Thursday brings us a big game for two teams in the NBA in this Suns vs. Celtics bout. This is their second matchup of the regular season, which brings us two solid lineups with some of the best scorers in the league.
The Suns remain in a strong position at the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Brad Steven and the Celtics try their best to get a good spot in the Eastern Conference before the playoffs as they currently trail the Atlanta Hawks at the No. 5 seed. While the Suns are back to their winning ways after taking down the Milwaukee Bucks 127-128, the Celtics are coming off a 96-102 loss from the Chicago Bulls.
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Suns vs. Celtics Game Information
- When: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 07:00 PM ET
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns) / WBZ-FM (Celtics)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Suns -6.5 / OU: 220.0
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
The Phoenix Suns have been impressive this season. Monty Williams found an incredible pair of guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Combining the experience of Paul and the young and athletic Booker proves to be the winning formula for the team.
Surrounding the two guards are players that can hold their own on both ends of the court. Deandre Ayton has been a splendid rim protector for the suns. The center recently recorded 13 points and 20 assists to help take down the Bucks in their last game.
Moreover, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, and Mikal Bridges are added to the list of players that help the Suns finish with positive results. These three came up with double-digit scores in the Suns’ last outing, and that is not the end of it. Expect these three names to play a crucial role in this Suns vs. Celtics game and eventually the fast-approaching playoffs.
Why Bet on the Boston Celtics?
Just before their loss to the Bulls, the Celtics were on a 6-game winning streak, which might have slowed down the team’s momentum. Nevertheless, we cannot disregard the act that the team has moved from 8th seed to 5th seed in the Eastern Conference in the past few weeks.
It’s been a series of ups and downs for the team since the first half of the regular season, but they still hold that sleeper team status in the league due to imposing results produced along the way.
The Celtics squad is a solid one, led by superstar Jayson Tatum. He delivered a triple-double performance against the Bulls, recording 14 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds. He continues to evolve into a more versatile player, along with his teammates Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, who are also pivotal players of the Celtics. Although Brown remains questionable in this Suns vs. Celtics game, we anticipate much of the load to be carried by Brown and Tatum.
Suns vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- The Suns are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
- The Suns are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
- The totals have gone over 7 times in the Suns’ last 10 games.
- The Celtics are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The Celtics are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 6 times in the Celtics’ last 10 games.
Suns vs. Celtics Expert Betting Prediction
It’s an almost 50/50 chance for both teams to grab the win on Thursday. The Suns and the Celtics are in exceptional form in the past few weeks. But, if Marcus Smart remains questionable for the game, this might open up more scoring opportunities for Devin Booker and the Suns’ scorers as it can create a void in the Celtics’ defense.
The Suns might have the slight edge coming into the game, but the Celtics are more than capable of covering the spread at home and even pulling off the win. If Jayson Tatum heats up, it can be difficult for even Chris Paul and company to hold him back.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.