Warriors on the hardwood in Boston
The Golden State Warriors have already failed to cover the spread against the Boston Celtics once this season as those two teams hit the hardwood in NBA odds action on Wednesday.
Golden State topped Boston 99-97 but failed to cover the big 11.5-point spread at home in their first meeting of the season on January 10. The Warriors, though, are still 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Celtics since 2008.
The Celtics bring a 20-40 record (29-30-1 ATS) to the battle against the 37-24 Warriors, who are 29-30-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 25-35 so far and the Warriors go 24-36-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-88 victory for the Warriors.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 98-96 winner as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Klay Thompson went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds leading Golden State over Indiana, 98-96, on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Boston was a 102-97 loser in its last match at home against the Pacers. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Jeff Green went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Indiana defeated Boston, 102-97 at TD Garden.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 2 in the league with 45.72 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 5 with 9.21 per contest.
Golden State home to Atlanta, Friday, March 7th
Boston home to Brooklyn, Friday, March 7th