The Boston Celtics are getting their act together defensively, and it couldn’t happen at a better time with the highest-scoring squad in the NBA coming to town. The Celts will try to collect their fourth win in five games against the high-flying Golden State Warriors on Friday.
- The Warriors are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
- The Celtics are 1-4 SU in their last five games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
- The Celtics are 12-3 SU and ATS in their last 15 games at home against teams with winning records.
Sportsbooks opened Boston as 7-point underdogs with a total of 221.5.
Brad Stevens’ club was recently mired in a three-game losing streak that saw them surrender an average of 123 points, but they’ve cut that number down to 93.8 in the last four outings. Golden State is averaging a sizzling 123.4 points during a five-game winning streak while dishing out 30 or more assists in each of the five tilts.
Avery Bradley is known as one of the best defensive players in the league, and he’ll be leaned on heavily in this one. The guard grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, which was the third double-double he’s notched in his last four games.
Boston’ major offseason acquisition Al Horford has missed the last eight games with a concussion and there’s still no timetable for his return.
The Warriors have historically struggled when facing Boston. The Dubs are just 0-3-1 ATS in their past four against the C’s.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as 7-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 221.5 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 111-107 win for the Warriors on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Celtics sport a record of 6-5 and 6-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Golden State Warriors sit at 9-2 and 4-6-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 3-8 for the Boston Celtics and 8-3 for the Golden State Warriors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Golden State injuries news.
The Boston Celtics sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, while the Golden State Warriors are at No. 2 on that betting chart.
The game also pits Boston’s No. 12-ranked offense averaging 106.27 PPG, against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 27 at 109.36 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.64% so far, less than the Golden State Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 50.37% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Warriors got a 35-point performance from Stephen Curry as Golden State handed Toronto a 127-121 defeat on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.
Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points leading the Celtics to a 90-83 victory over Dallas at TD Garden on Wednesday.
- Golden State is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games
- Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 5 games
- Golden State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 19th
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, November 19th