Best Bets Full-Game Side Bet Rating: San Antonio and Gregg Popovich look determined to get the most ping-pong balls for the draft lottery next season. They are trotting out a G-League-type lineup most nights and being very cautious rushing back anyone with an injury. Were they trying to lose? Probably, and for that reason, you cannot trust them in many spots this year, this being one of them. Take the Celtics to win and cover. Prediction: Boston Celtics -12. 5 Full-Game Total Pick The Spurs are in action Friday night against the Detroit Pistons and will be on the second leg of a back-to-back. Both clubs rank in the middle of the pack in regard to the pace of play, but I expect this game to be a track meet.
Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 1-7-2023Once Upon A Time In Las Vegas On Saturday night, the Boston Celtics travel to the AT&T Center for a road matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. The Celtics hammered the Dallas Mavericks 124-95. The Spurs fell 117-114 to the New York Knicks Thursday. The tip is slated for 6:10 PM ET. Boston opens as a road favorite. Celtics Punish Mavericks on the RoadThe Boston Celtics brought it all together in a convincing 124-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks, a game they led from the first quarter on. Jayson Tatum had 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, and the Celtics ended Dallas' seven-game winning streak. Jaylen Brown scored 19 points for the NBA-leading Celtics, who bounced back from a 150-117 loss in Oklahoma City.
Keldon Johnson scored 26 points and Josh Richardson had 20. Zach Collins added 16 points and Doug McDermott finished with 15. Rebounding was an issue in the game, as they gave up a whopping 25-second chance points with Julius Randle doing work inside. They had problems during the opening quarter, especially in the paint. The Knicks led by 13 in the first quarter before settling for a 39-29 advantage. Devin Vassell was out again because of left knee soreness. He played Monday after missing the previous two games for the same problem. Considering San Antonio is in tank mode, they will not rush back any player that has a nagging injury.