Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 12/7/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics 12/7/22
Wed 7th December 2022

The Boston Celtics (20-5, 9-3 Away) are on the road to face the Phoenix Suns (16-8, 12-2 Home) Wednesday in what should be a high-scoring game. Boston defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-110 at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. With 31 points and 12 rebounds, Jayson Tatum was the standout player.

The Celtics are two games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks atop the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in first. Phoenix lost in blowout fashion on Monday at American Airlines Center, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 130-111. Deandre Ayton had 20 points and three blocks in the losing effort to lead the team.

The Suns are one game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans atop the Western Conference, currently sitting in first. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Boston and Phoenix split their matchups last season, winning one apiece. The Celtics got the win in the last meeting 123-108 at TD Garden in December 2021.

Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 24 points apiece, while Robert Williams had a triple double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and five blocks. Devin Booker had 22 points in the losing effort.

The Celts have been led this season by Tatum and Brown, who are averaging 30.8 and 26.7 points per game, respectively. Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Tatum is No. 1 and Brown is first. Tatum also has grabbed 8.3 rebounds per game, most in the league. Meanwhile, Smart is dishing 7.6 assists per game. Booker’s 28.4 points per game have powered the Suns on offense. He is the No. 1 scorer in the NBA.

Booker also has tallied 5.9 assists per game, most in the NBA. Ayton has posted 9.2 rebounds per game. The Celtics and the Suns are the top two offenses in the NBA, ranking first and second in offensive efficiency, respectively.

The Celtics have found success in recent games at Footprint Center, winning six of the last 10.In the last 10 games, Boston is 8-2 with an average margin of +9.5 (121.0-111.5). Phoenix has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 120.4 points per game on average while allowing 112.5 (+7.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marcus Smart: 30.3 | 22.9 | +7.4
Points per game:
Marcus Smart: 17.0 | 12.1 | +4.9
Rebounds per game:
Jaylen Brown: 9.8 | 7.1 | +2.7
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 10.0 | 7.6 | +2.4
Jayson Tatum: 2.6 | 4.2 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jock Landale: 6.8 | 10.6 | -3.8
Points per game:
Damion Lee: 11.0 | 8.4 | +2.6
Assists per game:
Cameron Payne: 8.2 | 5.8 | +2.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics (-105)

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