Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics Matchup 3/14/2024

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PHO 112 @ BOS 127

TD Garden, Final

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PHO 112 @ BOS 127

TD Garden, Final

The Boston Celtics (51-14) face the Phoenix Suns (38-27) on March 14, 2024 at TD Garden. The Celtics are favored, by 5.5 points, in a contest featuring two of the best players in the league, the Celtics' Tatum and the Suns' Durant. The matchup has an over/under of 227 points.

Matchup

Game Spread Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Teams Team Rating Open Closing Open Closing Open Closing Line Moves
Phoenix Suns Suns
87
+4.5 (-110)
+5.5 (+100)
231 pts
227.5 pts
+154
+195
line-movement
Boston Celtics Celtics
85
-4.5 (-110)
-5.5 (-120)
-185
-238

Odds Comparison

Over/Under History
Season Home Away
31-34-1 17-18-0 14-16-1
31-35-0 17-16-0 14-19-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
220 or Less 4-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 2-2-1 2-1-1 0-1-0
220.5 to 225 5-4-1 2-2-1 3-2-0 8-6-0 3-0-0 5-6-0
225.5 to 229 2-9-0 2-6-0 0-3-0 9-5-2 7-3-0 2-2-2
229.5 to 235 5-15-0 2-10-0 3-5-0 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
235.5 to 240 6-3-0 2-1-0 4-2-0 6-4-0 4-3-0 2-1-0
240.5 and over 3-8-1 3-3-1 0-5-0 3-5-0 0-2-0 3-3-0
Against the Spread(ATS) History
Season Home Away
25-39-2 11-22-2 14-17-0
35-28-3 19-13-1 16-15-2
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
-10.5 or More 2-4-1 2-4-1 0-0-0 9-7-0 9-7-0 0-0-0
-7 to -10 1-4-1 0-4-1 1-0-0 8-4-1 8-4-1 0-0-0
-3.5 to -6.5 9-12-0 6-8-0 3-4-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 1-0-0
-0.5 to -3 5-3-0 2-1-0 3-2-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
0 to 3 5-7-0 1-2-0 4-5-0 2-3-0 0-0-0 2-3-0
+3.5 to +6.5 2-6-0 0-3-0 2-3-0 7-5-0 0-0-0 7-5-0
+7 to +10 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 4-4-2 0-0-0 4-4-2
+10.5 or more 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 0-0-0 2-2-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 17-13 56.7% 46.7 117.1
Underdog 7-11 38.9% 44.4 111.1
After Win 24-11 68.6% 47.1 118.2
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 29-3 90.6% 57.8 123.4
Favorite 50-13 79.4% 54.8 120.7
After Losses 12-1 92.3% 65.4 123.7

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
117 30.2 29.6 28.6 28.6
111.4 28.2 28.9 28.5 25.8
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
112.1 27.9 26.8 29.5 27.9
105.9 27.2 26.7 26.6 25.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
114.7 28.9 28.1 30.1 27.6
112.5 28 27.8 29 27.7
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
110.2 27.3 27.9 28.7 26.3
102.9 25.6 26.4 26.8 24.1

Phoenix Suns Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
3/6/24 PHO 117 @ DEN 107 -8.5 224 43.8% 22 11 44.1% 9 42.7% 14 10 37.5% 14
2/14/24 PHO 130 vs SAC 125 -4.5 245 51.8% 36 7 41.9% 12 51.6% 24 15 29% 13
2/9/24 PHO 129 vs UTA 115 -5 239 59.1% 16 5 48.3% 12 43.6% 31 19 34.3% 15
2/4/24 PHO 140 @ WAS 112 +11 240 61.4% 26 9 44% 17 49% 17 13 21.9% 18
2/1/24 PHO 136 @ BKN 120 +3.5 233 62% 32 9 50% 15 50% 13 8 41% 11

Boston Celtics Last 5 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Spread Over/Under FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV FG% FTA ORB 3P% TOV
3/6/24 BOS 104 @ CLE 105 +8.5 217 42.4% 12 14 39.5% 13 43.3% 11 8 47.6% 8
2/28/24 BOS 117 vs PHI 99 -11.5 231.5 52.7% 37 9 22.7% 14 39.4% 12 8 33.3% 9
2/14/24 BOS 118 @ BKN 110 +8 226.5 51.8% 23 7 40.5% 13 49.4% 26 7 45.5% 12
2/11/24 BOS 110 @ MIA 106 +8 225 50.6% 17 6 41% 9 41.2% 15 14 30% 7
2/8/24 BOS 125 vs ATL 117 -12 244 52.7% 11 6 34.7% 14 42.2% 20 13 31.7% 9

Suns vs. Celtics Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT
  • Favorite: Celtics (-5.5)
  • Total: 227

Suns vs. Celtics Matchup Statistics

  • The Celtics average 6.5 more points per game (120.8) than the Suns allow (114.3).
  • The Celtics outscore opponents by 11.2 points per game (scoring 120.8 points per game to rank second in the league while giving up 109.6 per outing to rank fifth in the NBA) and have a +726 scoring differential overall.
  • The Suns have a +176 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.7 points per game. They're putting up 117 points per game, 11th in the league, and are allowing 114.3 per outing to rank 16th in the NBA.
  • Offensively Boston has played better when playing at home this year, averaging 123.4 points per game, compared to 118.2 per game in road games.
  • At home, Phoenix scores 116.9 points per game. On the road, it scores 117.1.
  • The Celtics have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 121.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.6 points more than the 120.8 they've scored this season.
  • The Suns have performed worse offensively over their previous 10 games, tallying 113.6 points per contest, 3.4 fewer points their than season average of 117.

Suns vs. Celtics Previous Meetings

Celtics vs Suns (Last 10 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
3/9/2024 Celtics -5 226 -218 +180 117-107 BOS
2/3/2023 Celtics -10 220 -475 +380 106-94 PHO
12/7/2022 Suns -2 230.5 -130 +110 125-98 BOS

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum's numbers on the season are 27 points, 8.4 boards and 4.9 assists per contest, shooting 47.3% from the floor and 37.5% from beyond the arc, with an average of 3.1 made treys (10th in NBA).
  • Jaylen Brown averages 22.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists, shooting 50% from the field and 34.9% from downtown, with 2 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Derrick White's numbers on the season are 15.1 points, 4.1 boards and 5 assists per contest, shooting 46.8% from the field and 40.2% from downtown, with an average of 2.6 made 3-pointers.
  • Jrue Holiday is averaging 12.9 points, 4.9 assists and 5.6 boards.
  • Al Horford averages 7.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists, shooting 49.1% from the field and 40% from downtown, with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game.

Suns Leaders

  • Kevin Durant averages 28.5 points for the Suns, plus 6.7 boards and 5.5 assists.
  • Devin Booker's numbers on the season are 27.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. He is draining 49.4% of his shots from the floor and 37.4% from 3-point range, with an average of 2.2 triples.
  • Jusuf Nurkic's numbers on the season are 11.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He is draining 52.3% of his shots from the floor.
  • Grayson Allen's numbers on the season are 13 points, 3.9 boards and 3.1 assists per contest. He is sinking 49.7% of his shots from the floor and 47.4% from beyond the arc (first in NBA), with an average of 2.7 treys.
  • Per game, Bradley Beal gives the Suns 18.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists, plus 1 steal and 0.3 blocks.

Suns vs. Celtics Injury Report

  • Celtics Injuries: Jaylen Brown: Questionable (Back), Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Hamstring), Jay Scrubb: Out (Knee)
  • Suns Injuries: Nassir Little: Probable (Left Knee), Josh Okogie: Out (Hip), Eric Gordon: Questionable (Knee), Damion Lee: Out (Knee)