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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs

January 17, 2024



The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday night and will air on Bally Sports Southwest.



San Antonio is one of the worst teams in the NBA as they enter this game with a record of 7-32 which puts them in last place in the Western Conference and ties them with the Washington Wizards for the 2nd worst record in the NBA and are on a two-game losing streak following a 99-109 loss on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. The Spurs are a below-average team offensively and defensively as they enter this game averaging the 8th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 112.23 points per game while allowing the 5th most points per game with an average of 121.36 points per game. 



Victor Wembanyama continues to have an impressive rookie season as he enters this game averaging a double-double with 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while leading the league in blocks with an average of 3.18 blocks per game. The San Antonio Spurs will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.



The Boston Celtics have the best record in the NBA as they enter this game with a record of 31-9 and are on a two-game winning streak following Monday’s 105-96 win on the road against the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics have also been one of the most complete teams in the league as they are averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 121.03 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 111.25 points allowed per game. 



Jayson Tatum has been one of the best players in the NBA and leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 27.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.



BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 17.5-point favorites at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Boston has won the previous three meetings. The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Celtics have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The San Antonio Spurs are 18-21 ATS overall, 9-11 ATS on the road, and 15-21 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 20-18-2 ATS overall, 12-7 ATS at home, and 19-17-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Boston is one of the best teams in the NBA while San Antonio is one of the worst teams. The Celtics have been the better team most recently in the series, winning the previous three matchups while going 2-1 ATS in those contests while having been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 20-18-2 ATS overall while the Spurs are 18-21 ATS overall which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -17