Will it get worse for the Boston Celtics before it gets better?
With the 20-4 Phoenix Suns on the list on Friday night, that could very well be the case as the Cs complete a West Coast road trip where Boston has so far run 1-4.
Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers beat the Celtics at the Crypto.com Arena this week, following a split last Friday and Saturday with a loss in Utah and a win in Portland.
Will the second best team in the league do business as the big favorites on Friday night? Well, Hardwood Houdini is here to share some odds, TV channel info, and a prediction for the action:
Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns Odds, Spread, Over / Under
According to WynnBet, the Celtics are a 5 point underdog against the Suns on the road. Phoenix is a -210 home favorite with the Cs money line set at +180. The over / under for the game is 217 points.
Phoenix have won 19 of their last 20 games, the only loss being to the Golden State Warriors, also known as the best team in the league. However, the Suns will miss their top scorer with Devin Booker. Of course, Boston will have to do without Jaylen Brown as he missed his fifth competition in a row.
Celtics vs. Suns TV channels
Tonight’s game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, while Bally Sports Arizona and NBC Sports Boston will broadcast the game regionally.
Celtics vs. Suns prediction
Without a Booker in uniform, the suns are infinitely more prone to excitement. With the Cs currently sliding down the leaderboard, you’d think there’s a Pride game coming up to catapult the team back over .500.
However, the Houdini is not convinced that they could make it. We’re not even confident that Boston will cover the spread as the suns are five points.
What we believe in is the team with the fourth highest goals in the league that scores a great number on a Celtics defense that is struggling to stop everyone.
Pick: 217o (-110)