It is the last game of a four-game road trip for the Celtics. Even though the Celtics are without Paul Pierce they are still playing well and a threat to win every night in NBA betting.
Basketball betting has seen Phoenix win six of the last ten games against Boston overall. The Suns went into Boston last month and came away with a 110-103 NBA betting win. Last season the Suns lost at home against Boston 128-108 in basketball betting but they have still won three of the last five at home against Boston. Five of the last seven in this series have gone over the basketball betting total.
The Celtics are already running away with the Atlantic Division this season but Boston will continue to be motivated since they want the top record in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are playing great defense this season, ranking first in the league as basketball betting statistics show. Boston is outside the Top 10 on offense but they still have a lot of weapons. Paul Pierce has an injury so he is not expected to play in this basketball betting matchup but Boston still has Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and Rasheed Wallace.
Phoenix is in second play in the Pacific Division behind the Los Angeles Lakers. The Suns started hot this basketball betting season but have cooled lately. They are still solid at home in basketball betting though. What hurts them a little bit in this situation is that they played a huge game against the Lakers just two days ago. What helps them though in basketball betting is that Boston is playing the last game of their road trip. Phoenix is the top scoring team in the NBA this season but their defense is right near the bottom of the league. This basketball betting game against Boston will be a true contrast since the Suns run and gun while Boston plays defense. Normally defense wins out in these basketball betting situations but in the last game of a road trip that may not be the case for Boston.
The Suns have actually gone under the total more often this NBA betting season than might be expected. Keep in mind though that more of their low scoring games in NBA betting have come on the road.