Celtics vs. Suns Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Mar 14

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The Celtics are gearing up for a showdown against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, Mar 14. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30 ET and will be broadcast on TNT. Boston comes into this matchup as 6.5-point favorites, with the over/under set at 227.5. Will the Celtics manage to secure a win as the favorite? Below, you’ll find our Celtics vs. Suns predictions.

Celtics vs. Suns Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -6.5
  • Total 227.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 14
  • Time: 7:30 ET
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston MA
  • TV: TNT

Suns Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Suns have an over/under record of 1-3-1 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Phoenix has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Suns have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.

Celtics Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Celtics have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last three home contests, Boston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 120 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 8-2.

Can Phoenix Win as Road Underdogs?

In the Western Conference standings, the Suns are currently in 7th place with a record of 38-27. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place.

On the road this season, the Suns have a record of 17-13, and they have won their last two road games. As the underdog, they are 6-11 straight-up and 7-10 against the spread.

This season, the Suns have an average scoring differential of +3.0 points per game on the road. Against the spread on the road, they are 13-17.

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 117-111. The O/U line for that game was 220.5 points, and Phoenix was favored by 7 points.

This season, the Suns have an O/U record of 28-36-1, and their games have averaged 231.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5 points.

For the season, the Suns are 25-39 ATS, and they have failed to cover in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with an over/under line of 232.5 points.

Phoenix’s offense has been one of the best in the league this season, averaging 117 points per game (11th). On the road, they are scoring 117.1 points per game (7th).

The Suns have been an efficient shooting team this season, ranking 5th in field goal percentage (49%). They have also been one of the top teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 3rd in free throw attempts per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Phoenix is 21st in made threes per game (12) and 10th in three-point shooting percentage (37%). In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league.

On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.3 points per game. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.

Do the Celtics Have What it Takes at Home?

Today, the Celtics are favored by 6.5 points over the Suns. This season, Boston has been favored in 62 of their 65 games and has gone 49-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +11.7 points per game.

Boston’s ATS record is 32-30 for the season, and they have covered the spread in their last three games. At home, they are 17-14 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +15.4 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Jazz by a score of 123-107. The O/U line for that game was 230 points, resulting in a push. Boston also covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites.

The Celtics are currently in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 51-14. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 33-7 and 18-7 against the West. Boston has won three straight games and has an average scoring differential of +7.0 points per game on the road.

This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 30-34-1, with their games averaging 230.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5 points.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Celtics are the NBA’s 2nd highest-scoring team at 120.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 123.4 points per game this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the league in both three-point makes and attempts. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

On average, the Celtics are making 26.5 assists per game, which is 14th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.

At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 5th, allowing 109.6 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.7% while allowing 34.5% from downtown.

Celtics vs. Suns Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Kevin Durant and his points prop of 27.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -108 while the under is at -127. Based on our projections, Kevin Durant is expected to go 10/20 from the field, resulting in 28 points. We recommend taking the over on his prop bet, which offers a payout of -108.

  • The Prop: Kevin Durant Over 27.5 Points (-108)

Celtics vs. Suns Predictions

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Celtics to secure the win, with an expected final score of 119-111. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 227.5 and our model has the Suns and Celtics finishing with a combined 230 points. Our pick is to take the over.

The Pick: Celtics -6.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook