The Boston Celtics will take on the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at TD Garden. Boston is 27-13 overall and 16-4 at home, while Phoenix is 17-24 overall and 8-10 on the road. The Celtics are a solid 23-15-2 against the spread this season and the Suns have also been above-average, with a 21-19-1 record against the number. However, the Suns are 7-1 against the spread in the their last eight head-to-head meetings with the Celtics. Boston is favored by six points in the latest Celtics vs. Suns odds, while the over-under is set at 222.5. Before entering any Suns vs. Celtics picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven model at SportsLine.
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The Celtics were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 128-123 to Milwaukee. One thing holding Boston back was the mediocre play of forward Gordon Hayward. He played for 32 minutes but put up just seven points on 1-for-10 shooting. Kemba Walker carried the Celtics with 40 points and 11 rebounds in the loss, helping the Celtics overcome what was a 20-plus point deficit in the first half.
Meanwhile, in a sloppy game that saw the teams combine for 37 turnovers, Phoenix took down New York 121-98 on Thursday. Phoenix's success was spearheaded by the efforts of center Deandre Ayton, who posted a double-double on 26 points and 21 rebounds, and point guard Ricky Rubio, who almost posted a double-double with 25 points and 13 assists, while also kicking in eight rebounds. Rubio is averaging 13.8 points and 9.4 assists per game while Ayton is posting a double-double average with 16.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.
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