San Antonio Spurs are second in the Southwest Division with a 4-3 record. They host Boston to take on the Atlantic Division leading Boston Celtics, who are 5-1 for the season. San Antonio is 3-1 at home during the early going, while the Celtics are 2-1 away from the Boston Garden.
Comparing the two teams statistically, both teams are in the middle of the pack in scoring. The Spurs are 15th at 111 points per game and Boston is 17th at just over 110 per contest. The Celtics have a decisive advantage on the defense end, allowing the 7th fewest points per game in the league and the Spurs are 16th in fewest points allowed. Boston is also the best in the NBA at taking care of the ball, turning it over just 11 times per game, while the Spurs are 15th at a shade under 16 per game. One big edge for the Spurs is in rebounding, ranked 4th in the league to 13th for Boston.
Individually for the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan leads the way averaging 20.6 points per game. A very balanced attack, the Spurs have seven players average in double-digits scoring. Trey Lyles leads in rebounds at 8.3 per game. Dejounte Murray averages a team high 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. LaMarcus Aldridge has been a beast defensive inside, blocking 2.3 per game.
Boston has a trio of scoring threats, led by Kemba Walker, averaging 26 points per game. Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward also top 20 points per contest. Hayward tops the team in rebounding at 7.5 per game, and Tatum has been solid defensively at 1.5 steals per game. Marcus Smart leads the Celtics in assists at 4.7 per game. As Aldridge mans the paint defensively for Boston, so too does Daniel Theis for Boston, averaging 2.6 blocked shots per game.
The Celtics head back home for two before heading west for a grueling five-game road trip. The Spurs have a home game against Memphis on November 11 before taking to the road for six of their next seven.
San Antonio Spurs – Boston Celtics predictions, tips & odds
Both team have almost same odds for winning at 1xbit online bookmaker.
- San Antonio Spurs odds
- To Win @ 1.91 ( 1×2 Including Overtime )
- Total 1. Including Overtime Individual Total 1 Over 106.5 @ 1.66
- Boston Celtic odds
- To Win @ 1.94 ( 1×2 Including Overtime )
- Total 2. Including Overtime Individual Total 2 Over 106.5 @ 1.69
- Tipster Z prediction for San Antonio Spurs – Boston Celtics | Total. Including Overtime Total Over 212.5 @ 1.62