Celtics vs Warriors Betting Odds and Pick – March 8, 2017


The Boston Celtics aren’t exactly enjoying their West Coast excursion right now, and things won’t get any easier against the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors tonight. Boston lost on a buzzer-beater to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday before letting a 13-point third-quarter lead slip away in a 116-102 loss to the L.A. Clippers on Monday. Sportsbooks opened the Warriors as 7.5-point home favorites with a total of 224.

– Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Celtics’ last 10 games as road underdogs.
  • The Celtics are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the West Coast.

Golden State is still learning to play without injured superstar Kevin Durant, and solid contributions off the bench are helping the cause. Andre Iguodala scored 24 points off the bench in Monday’s 119-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to halt the Dubs’ ATS losing streak at six.

The Celtics have clearly felt the absence of Al Horford, as the big man missed the team’s last two games. Head coach Brad Stevens has stated he expects to have Horford back in the lineup tonight.

Boston handed Golden State one of its two home losses last season – a 109-106 triumph on April 1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Celtics betting line opened this morning as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 224 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 110-106 result in favor of the Warriors is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Golden State Warriors currently sport a record of 52-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-32-2 ATS. The Boston Celtics are 40-24 and 33-30-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Warriors post a 27-36 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 30-31-3 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Boston injuries news.

The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the Boston Celtics are at No. 5 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State’s No. 1-ranked offense averaging 117.48 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 16 at 105.61 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 49.53% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got 32 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 116-102 loss at the hands of Boston on Monday at STAPLES Center.

The Warriors got 24 points from Stephen Curry as Golden State ran past Atlanta 119-111 on Monday at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Golden State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Golden State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 6 games
  • Golden State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Denver, Friday, March 10th
Golden State at Minnesota, Friday, March 10th


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