Suns vs Celtics Game Breakdown & Projections – Thu, Mar 14th 2024

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Phoenix Suns

Suns

38W-27L

Phoenix Suns

March 14, 2024

07:30PM EST

Odds: 226.5 o/u

Celtics

51W-14L

Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics

Alright, hoop-heads, it’s time to buckle up! The fiery Phoenix Suns, boasting a respectable 38-27 record, are jetting over to the hallowed hardwood of TD Garden, ready to take on the sizzling Boston Celtics, who are sitting pretty on a 51-14 throne. With the Suns chasing the horizon 3.5 games back in the West and the Celtics reigning supreme at the top of the East, tonight’s 07:30PM EST showdown is shaping up to be a classic East-meets-West clash. The bookies have been busy, setting the over/under at 226.5, favoring the Celtics at -5.5, and leaving the Suns to rise above the 5.5 line. Fresh off their 123-107 scorcher against Utah, the Celtics are looking to keep the heat on, while the Suns, still glowing from their 117-111 victory over Cleveland, are ready to eclipse the competition. So, get ready for a celestial showdown where the Suns will try to outshine the Celtics in their own garden. It’s not just about the heat, folks, it’s about the light!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 14, 2024 07:30PM EST
Location: TD Garden, Boston

Vegas Odds

PHX ML BOS ML Over/Under Line
Open +150 -175 228.5 5.5/-5.5
Recent +120 -160 226.5 5.5/-5.5
Difference -30 +15 -2.0

Team Performance

phx Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
AWAY
17W-13L

45.5% Win Probability

bos Team Logo
LAST 10
8W-2L
HOME
28W-3L

54.5% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
03/09/24 Boston Celtics BOS 31 31 25 30 117 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 26 24 28 29 107
02/03/23 Phoenix Suns PHX 24 33 17 32 106 Under
Boston Celtics BOS 20 24 29 21 94
12/07/22 Boston Celtics BOS 31 38 35 21 125 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 21 21 23 33 98
12/31/21 Phoenix Suns PHX 20 21 36 31 108 Over
Boston Celtics BOS 32 35 33 23 123
12/10/21 Boston Celtics BOS 24 15 30 21 90 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 25 32 27 27 111

Suns Vs Over/Under

Celtics Vs Over/Under

Suns Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/11 vs CLE 117-111W 42 23 14 84
03/09 @ BOS 107-117L 41 21 14 87
03/07 @ TOR 120-113W 49 29 14 87
03/05 vs DEN 117-107W 52 32 9 96
03/03 @ OKL 110-0W 50 26 21 39
03/02 @ HOU 109-120L 47 23 19 87
02/29 @ HOU 110-105W 51 20 14 90
02/25 @ LAL 123-113W 51 32 12 93
02/23 vs HOU 110-114L 58 23 10 95
02/22 vs DAL 113-125L 41 20 16 85

Celtics Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/12 vs UTA 123-107W 46 25 8 92
03/11 vs POR 121-97W 45 34 3 100
03/09 vs PHX 117-107W 43 29 12 95
03/07 vs DEN 109-115L 47 24 12 91
03/05 vs CLE 104-105L 53 24 13 93
03/03 @ GSW 140-88W 51 35 7 96
03/01 @ DAL 138-110W 47 33 9 94
02/27 @ PHI 117-99W 56 21 14 74
02/24 vs NYK 116-102W 36 27 7 82
02/22 vs CHI 129-112W 36 27 13 84

Starting Lineups

Suns Notable Injuries

  • David Roddy (SF/PF): Avg: 7.5pts, 3.6reb, 1.3ast, 20.5 minutes. Last game: 03/11/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Thaddeus Young (C): Avg: 4.8pts, 3.4reb, 2.0ast, 15.2 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 2.7
  • Josh Okogie (SF): Avg: 4.8pts, 2.7reb, 1.2ast, 17.0 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 1.7
  • Saben Lee (PG): Avg: 3.2pts, 1.5reb, 1.4ast, 8.5 minutes. Last game: 03/09/24. Impact: 1.4

Celtics Notable Injuries

  • Kristaps Porzingis (PF/C): Avg: 20.4pts, 7.1reb, 2.0ast, 29.9 minutes. Last game: 03/07/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Neemias Queta (C): Avg: 4.3pts, 4.0reb, 0.4ast, 11.4 minutes. Last game: 03/11/24. Impact: 2.0
  • Jaden Springer (SG/SF): Avg: 3.4pts, 1.5reb, 0.9ast, 10.0 minutes. Last game: 03/12/24. Impact: 1.0
  • Svi Mykhailiuk (SG/SF): Avg: 2.7pts, 1.0reb, 0.5ast, 7.7 minutes. Last game: 03/12/24. Impact: 1.2
  • JD Davison (PG): Avg: 1.2pts, 0.5reb, 0.0ast, 1.5 minutes. Last game: 03/12/24. Impact: 0.7

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Suns Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #8 #12 #17 #5 -12.1%
PF #12 #25 #7 #16 -1.5%
PG #29 #30 #7 #28 13.3%
SF #7 #11 #1 #4 -13.2%
SG #22 #15 #17 #25 5.9%

Celtics Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #30 #22 #14 #22 5.9%
PF #2 #8 #3 #1 -18.2%
PG #16 #5 #10 #9 -7.9%
SF #3 #1 #13 #1 -26.7%
SG #2 #14 #9 #2 -12.1%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
115.2
122.3
Rebounds per Game
47.9
45.8
Assists per Game
25.5
28.5
Steals per Game
7.7
6.8
Blocks per Game
6.4
6.4
Shots per Game
84.1
89.5
3-Pointers Made per Game
12.4
16.8
2-Pt Percentage per Game
52.6
58.3
3-Pt Percentage per Game
36.7
42.0
Turnovers per Game
14.8
9.9
Fouls per Game
17.4
15.6

Recent Trends

  • Kevin Durant (PF) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 4 consecutive games.
  • Sam Hauser (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 90.9% to 28.0, 14.7 min average previous 3 games.
  • Luke Kornet (C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 85.3% to 23.0, 12.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Josh Okogie (SF): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 31.9% to 11.0, 16.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • Payton Pritchard (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 52.5% to 25.8, 16.9 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Celtics have a 3-game winning streak at home.

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