NBA Showdown: Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs – Pick and Prediction

NBA Showdown: Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs - Pick and Prediction

The Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs will square off Friday night in a big National Basketball Association affair. The Boston Celtics have the best record in the National Basketball Association with a 22-4 mark. The Celtics are 3.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. Boston is 10-2 when playing on the road this season, and have won their last four games.

Out of the Western Conference – the San Antonio Spurs are third. The Spurs are 17-8 on the season and trail the Rockets and Warriors for best record. San Antonio has been great at home, winning 12 out of 14 games this season. The Spurs have won 2 straight games and 8 out of their last 10 overall.  The Boston Celtics are -2 at MyBookie in this National Basketball Association battle on Friday.

Spurs Looking for Third Straight

The San Antonio Spurs are coming off back to back wins over the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat. Both those wins were at home. The Spurs are in second place in the Southwest Division, trailing only the Houston Rockets. The Spurs are scoring more than 101 points per game, but that’s 25th out of 30 teams in the league.

The defense for the Spurs is what is putting them over the top. The Spurs are allowing just 97.3 points per game. San Antonio is doing their winning without the talent of Kahwi Leonard, who has yet to play this season. Taking over as the top scorer has been LaMarcus Aldridge with 22.6 points per game and 8 rebounds. The Spurs are also getting 12.2 points per game from Rudy Gay.

Celtics Cruising Through Atlantic

The Boston Celtics are cruising through the Atlantic Division, with a 5 game lead on the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics last loss was at home to the Detroit Pistons. Before that, the Celtics long winning streak was snapped by the Miami Heat on the road. Boston is scoring 104.5 points per game, and allowing opponents to score just 97.2 per game.

Boston’s top scorer has been point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving is scoring 23.5 points per game, and leading the team with 6 assists per game as well. Jaylen Brown is questionable for this game with an injury, but is second on the team, scoring 14.8 points per game.

Boston Edge Spurs

The Boston Celtics, led by head coach Brad Stevens are tough to take down. The Celtics play as a team, and have a ton of weapons on the offensive end. The defense is really good as well. That’s almost identical to what the Spurs did for years and became a championship team. This is a really good basketball game, between two great organizations, and two of the best coaches in all of the National Basketball Association. But, in the end, without Kawhi Leonard, the Celtics have a little more firepower.  Bet on the Boston Celtics over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in the National Basketball Association.