NBA Preview and prediction: Boston Celtics versus Golden State Warriors
The Boston Celtics are battling, and things aren’t going to get any easier this evening. the club
takes off west to take on the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors with the hosts.
The Celtics were last in action on Sunday. They respected the Houston Rockets to town and went
down to overcome by a score of 115-104. That was the club’s fifth defeat in its last games. For the
season, the Celtics are 38-26 (31-22-1 ATS).
The Warriors have been off since Saturday when they picked up a 3-point road decision over the Philadelphia 76ers. That was the team’s fourth straight game on the road, a span for which they went 2-2. Golden State checks in with a record of 44-19 (25-37-1 ATS).
Boston is n fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They’re 10 game back of the first place Milwaukee Bucks, and 2.5 games behind the fourth place 76ers. The team has hit a rough patch in recent times while going 3-7 (4-6 ATS) throughout the last 10. Out and about this year, the Celtics are 14-16 (12-18 ATS). Team totals stand at 35-29 with the Under coming in for the last four out of a row. Kyrie Irving drives the path on offense. He’s averaging 23.4 ppg and 6.9 dimes. Jayson Tatum chips in with 16.1 ppg, while Al Horford contributes 13.1 ppg and 6.8 boards.
Golden State WarriorsGolden State is in first place in the West and two games in front of the second spot Denver Nuggets. The team’s play has leveled off in recent times as the team is just 6-4 (1-9 ATS) over the last 10. The home court advantage is solid as the team is 23-8 (11-19- ATS) on the year.
Totals have been Under for four of the last five and remain at 33-30 for the season. Stephen Curry leads the way on offense with 28.4 ppg and 5.2 dimes. Kevin Durant contributes 27.6 ppg and 6.9 boards, while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.0 ppg. Thompson is questionable tonight time with a knee injury.
Celtics versus Warriors Prediction
These teams keep going met in January on Boston’s home floor. The Warriors were installed as 3.5-point favorites for that one, and they covered in a 115-111 win. Golden State has a 7-3 edge for the last 10 meetings of these two clubs. Totals are 2-8 over that span.
The hosts are installed as 9-point top choices for tonight’s game.. While we would expect them to get the win on the home floor versus a struggling squad, covering is no sure thing as the Warriors are just 1-9 ATS over their last 10. We’ll look for the Celtics to begin showing some signs of life and keep it closer than the spread suggests.