Betting on basketball experts believe that the Celtics could be the true team to beat in the Eastern Conference as they are playing better as a team than preseason NBA betting favorite Miami has.
The Phoenix Suns will host the Boston Celtics on Friday night with a telecast on ESPN set to start at 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this interconference matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready today for action.
Boston had its best basketball betting NBA online success on the road with 11 payouts in 19 games as 11 of those games went under the total. Boston ranked 2nd in the NBA for points allowed on defense.
Phoenix had a mark of just 7 payouts in 20 home games with the NBA sports betting line. The Suns ranked 29th for points allowed on defense.
The Suns may be a bad team but that can give them potentially enhanced betting value as odds makers will give them a bargain price to attract action their way. Phoenix has paid out in 4 of their last 5 games as a dog with 3 of their last 4 games going over the total when getting points.
The Celtics suffer from the opposite problem in that they are a highly popular and respected “public” team that draws plenty of action which serves to drive down their board value. Boston has covered just 8 of their last 20 games as a chalk with just 1 payout in their last 5 games when laying points. Boston has gone over the total in 7 of their last 9 games as a favorite.
Phoenix has paid out in 9 of their last 16 games overall with Boston as the last 3 meetings between the teams have gone over the total. Boston has had their best success against Phoenix on the road with 8 payouts in their last 11 games in the Valley of the Sun.
The Suns and Celtics have gone over the total in 5 of their last 7 games at Phoenix. This is the first betting on basketball matchup of the season between these two teams.