Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+3.5)
The Boston Celtics (12-9) travel to PHX Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (12-9). Boston opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 225.5.
The Boston Celtics faced the Los Angeles Clippers and earned the victory with a final of 119-115 in their last game. Boston wrapped up the game having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (43 of 90) and converted 16 out of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Celtics made 17 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Boston allowed 51.9% from the floor on 42 out of 81 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 26 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Clippers collected 47 rebounds (10 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game at 81.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 21 tries. They converted 14 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Jayson Tatum is a player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up finishing with 34 points on 12 of 27 shooting. He played 40:22 minutes and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Tatum ended up shooting 44.4% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Celtics was Kemba Walker. He had 2 boards and also had 4 dimes. He finished the game at 47.4% from the floor in this contest via 9-of-19 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Walker played for 32:21 minutes.
Boston heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 12-9 on the season. They cough up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Boston is pulling down 44.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 475 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Celtics are shooting 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (255 of 675) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They average 111.9 points per game (14th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.2% from the field. On defense, the Celtics are forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. The Celtics defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.9% (318 of 413) and they surrender 42.4 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 5th in basketball in giving up assists with 483 relinquished so far this year. They relinquish 36.4% on shots from distance while they are 9th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (109.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 109-92 against the Detroit Pistons. The Suns were able to corral 40 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for this contest. They also blocked 3 tries while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Pistons committed 16 fouls for the contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.3%. In relation to three-point shots, Phoenix buried 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns went 42 out of 85 from the field which had them shooting 49.4%. The Suns allowed the Pistons to make 34 of 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.4% in this matchup. They shot 19.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 out of 36 and finished the game at 17 out of 28 from the free throw line (60.7%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix allowed Detroit to pull down 45 overall (17 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which got him 23 points. Booker collected 2 rebounds in his 30:31 minutes of playing time and accumulated 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He accumulated 20 points in his 29:30 mins played by going 7 out of 14 shooting for this game. Paul wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while also earning 9 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 12-9 for the season. As an offense, the Suns are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 15th in the league. Phoenix has earned 2,307 points this season (109.9 per game) and they pull in 44.4 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 25.8 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Suns are committing 21.2 fouls per contest and they go 83.3% from the charity stripe. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG allowed with 107.5. They allow 22.3 assists and 44.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in the league. The Phoenix defense allows 34.8% on 3-pointers (229 of 658) and their opposition makes 74.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the field (11th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (-3.5) and over 225.5 points
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