The 28-26 Boston Celtics will travel to play the 8-17 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night.
Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel. The NBA odds from this game have the road team Boston Celtics favored by -1 point with an over under line of 188 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out in this game a few hours ago.
The teams met back on January 9th with the Celtics posting the 87-79 home win against the Phoenix Suns as a -9 point betting favorite. The game ended under 192 points.
Boston has a road record of 8-17 on the season. They returned to play after the All Star break with two straight losses all on the road. The Celtics come off the 113-99 road defeat on Wednesday night to the LA Lakers as a +6 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 193 ½ points. The Celtics wasted a 47.6% shooting game with 9 of 20 from the three point line. Boston loses as they give up 50.6% shooting to the Lakers and allowed LA to pull down 15 more rebounds. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 26 points and 5 assists on 9 of 17 shooting. Boston has very little size down low as their rebounding woes continue to hamper this club. The Celtics are 29th and second to last in the NBA in rebounding.
The Suns are 12-13 on their home court. They lose for the fifth time in six games following a 108-98 road defeat on Wednesday to the Golden St Warriors as a +8 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 205 points. Phoenix shot well hitting on 47.6% from the floor and 9 of 17 from three. The Suns defense let them down once again as they allowed the Warriors 48.3% shooting and 10 of 20 makes from three. Jermaine O’Neal came off the bench for 17 points and 12 rebounds on 7 of 13 shooting. The Suns are horrendous defensively. They are 29th and second to last in field goal defense and 30th and last in the NBA in defending the three point line.