Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-2.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (9-8) host the Boston Celtics (10-6) at AT&T Center on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Boston as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 225.5.
The Boston Celtics faced the Chicago Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 119-103 in their last game. Boston ended the game having earned a 50.6% FG percentage (44 out of 87) and made 15 out of their 29 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Celtics buried 16 of their 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 44 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 assists in the matchup as well as earning 9 steals and 6 blocks. When it comes to defense, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 46.6% from the floor on 41 of 88 shooting. Chicago doled out 28 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bulls collected 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Chicago finished the game shooting 40.0% when shooting free throws by burying 4 of 10 shots. They also buried 17 of their 39 attempts from 3-point range.
Jaylen Brown is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He had 26 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29:49 mins and also pulled down 5 boards. Brown walked away from this one shooting 47.6% from the field and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Celtics was Jayson Tatum. He collected 4 rebounds and totaled 5 dimes. He went 47.6% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 10-of-21 (24 points). When the final whistle was blown, Tatum was on the hardwood for 31:18 minutes.
Boston heads into this game with a mark of 10-6 so far this season. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 21.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Boston is pulling in 44.8 boards per contest and has racked up 371 dimes so far this season, which is 24th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Celtics are shooting 38.3% on 3-pointers (199 of 519) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.0 points per game (12th in basketball) on 47.6% from the floor. On defense, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 fouls. The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (246 of 323) and they relinquish 42.0 boards per game as a team. They are 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 362 surrendered this season. They are conceding 36.6% on shots from distance while they are 11th in the league in opponents PPG (109.9).
In their last game, the San Antonio Spurs got the victory with a final of 121-101 when they faced the Washington Wizards. The Spurs were able to pull down 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the matchup. They rejected 5 shots while getting 11 steals for this game. The Wizards earned 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 11 tries. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, San Antonio converted 15 out of 31 attempts (48.4%). When all was said and done, the Spurs finished 48 out of 96 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Spurs allowed the Wizards to convert 39 out of 92 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.4% in this game. They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, San Antonio permitted Washington to pull down 50 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Patty Mills ended up being important for the Spurs for the contest. He made 8 of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which earned him 21 points. Mills pulled down 4 rebounds in his 20:47 mins of time on the court and had 3 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for San Antonio was Lonnie Walker. He notched 16 points in 29:32 mins played by way of 6 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Walker ended the game having shot 46.2% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 9-8 for the season. The Spurs are committing 17.6 fouls every game while shooting 79.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.9 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 10.2 times per contest. San Antonio has accumulated 1,893 pts on the campaign (111.4 per game) and they average 46.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Spurs are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the league. The Spurs on defense are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 110.6. They have given up 24.3 dimes and 49.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 12th and 28th in basketball. The San Antonio defense allows 38.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (213 of 558) and opponents are converting on 72.6% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the field (20th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (+2.5) and under 225.5 points
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