Spurs vs. Celtics Prediction and Odds: Back Spurs With Dejounte Murray Returning

San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray.
San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Can the San Antonio Spurs bounce back from a blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night? 

That’s the question we’re going to try and answer when the Spurs head to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. 

San Antonio should get Dejounte Murray (health and safety protocols) back in the lineup, which would be a major boost after he missed the past five games. 

Here are the latest odds via WynnBET:

Spurs vs. Celtics Odds, Spread and Total


  • Spurs: +8 (-110)
  • Celtics: -8 (-110)


  • Spurs: +260
  • Celtics: -320


  • 222 (Over -110/Under -110)

Spurs vs. Celtics Prediction and Pick

Murray’s return would be huge for the Spurs in this game, as he’s in the midst of a career year and is one of the leading candidates to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. 

This Boston team has underachieved so far this season, and it has not been great as a home favorite (6-9 against the spread). San Antonio has failed to cover in three straight games without Murray, but I think there is some value on the Spurs as eight-point underdogs in this game. 

The Spurs have really fallen down the offensive and defensive rating rankings over the past five games, so I’m going to buy low on Murray’s impact changing things against a Boston team that is still 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating. 

Boston has been favored by more than eight points three times this season, covering in just one of those three games. 

I’ll back San Antonio to stay strong as an underdog (14-11 ATS this season) on Wednesday. 

Pick: Spurs +8 (-110)