San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 1/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The San Antonio Spurs (14-21) are hitting the road to TD Garden on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Boston Celtics (18-19).
The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and took a loss by a final of 117-116 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Spurs finished with 27 while the Pistons racked up 20 personal fouls. They made 9 out of their 35 attempts from downtown. Detroit shot 78.8% at the free throw line by burying 26 of their 33 attempts. Additionally, Detroit snagged 41 rebounds (22 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Detroit distributed 63 assists and had 18 steals for the game. Regarding the defense, San Antonio allowed 40.6% from the floor on 41 out of 101 shooting. They also distributed 30 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 48 with 13 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Spurs knocked down 20 of their 28 tries for a rate of 71.4%. San Antonio walked away from the contest with a 41.2% FG percentage (42 out of 102) and buried 12 of 40 shots from downtown.
Bryn Forbes is one player who played a role in this contest. He recorded 27 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and grabbed 7 rebounds. Forbes finished shooting 45.5% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes.
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San Antonio will enter this game with a mark of 14-21 on the year. They average 111.5 points per contest (5th in the NBA) while going 46.8% from the floor. The Spurs are shooting 35.7% on 3-point shots (380 of 1,064) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, San Antonio is grabbing 46.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 996 dimes for the season, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.6 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 828 surrendered so far this season. The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (1,463 of 3,186) and they surrender 46.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 35.5% on 3-pointers and they are 22nd in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.3).
The last time they took the court, the Celtics walked away with a victory by a final of 116-111 when they played the Magic. In relation to attacking the glass, Boston permitted Orlando to grab 35 in total (10 on the offensive side). They shot 33.3% from distance by connecting on 9 of 27 and finished the contest at 22 out of 27 at the free throw line (81.5%). The Celtics permitted the Magic to make 40 out of 95 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Celtics went 39 out of 86 from the field which had them at 45.3%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Boston converted 13 of their 36 tries (36.1%). They were able to make 25 of those for a percentage of 89.3%. The Magic earned 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They turned the ball over 21 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Celtics corralled 37 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this contest.
Jaylen Brown ended up being important for the Celtics for this game. He converted 19 of 29 in this game giving him a rate of 65.5%, and had 11 rebounds. Brown recorded 50 points in his 46 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the contest.
Boston has a mark of 18-19 on the campaign. As an offense, the Celtics are connecting on 44.3% from the floor, which is ranked 23rd in basketball. Boston has totaled 4,005 points so far this season (108.2 per game) and they grab 46.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 22.8 times per contest (21st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. The Celtics are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game and they go 81.1% from the free throw line.
The Boston defense concedes 34.3% from downtown (453 of 1,319) and opponents are knocking down 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 21.6 dimes and 45.6 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 2nd and 19th in the NBA. The Celtics on defense are ranked 14th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 107.1. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (5th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston and under the total points
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