Suns vs. Celtics odds, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases predictions for Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
The Boston Celtics will look to stay hot when they take on the visiting Phoenix Suns in an interconference matchup on Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics (37-15), first in the Atlantic Division and in the Eastern Conference, have won two in a row and 11 of 14. The Suns (27-26), who are starting a five-game road trip to the East Coast, have won two of three and six of eight. Boston defeated the Suns 125-98 in the first meeting this season at Phoenix on Dec. 7.
Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Boston is favored by 10.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 220 points (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
Before making any Suns vs. Celtics picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows Boston small forward Jayson Tatum will look to reach 30 points or more for the fifth consecutive game and register his fourth double-double in the last five games. Tatum is averaging 32.3 points over the last 10 games, and scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Wednesday's 139-96 win against Brooklyn. For the season, Tatum has 20 double-doubles and one triple-double, a 29-point, 14-rebound and 10-assist effort at Dallas in a 124-95 win on Jan. 5. In 49 games, all starts, he is averaging 31.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
The model also knows Phoenix has played well of late, winning six of eight. Center Deandre Ayton is a big reason for that. He has scored 20 or more points in four of the last five games, including a 24-point effort against Brooklyn in a 117-112 win on Jan. 19. Over the last 10 games, he is averaging 19.6 points and 11.4 rebounds. For the season, his numbers are slightly lower but still impressive, averaging 17.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Now, it has set its sights on Suns vs. Celtics. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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