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Golden State WarriorsBoston Celtics
March 4, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Odds

27-33TEAM RECORD44-15

Boston looks to cover the Celtics-Warriors pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 44-15 mark when they host Golden State in NBA action.

The Celtics are 44-15 so far on the season, and 29-28-2 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 27-33 and 31-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 31-28 and the Warriors go 27-33 on the totals.

View Golden State vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Celtics installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 201.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 8 and the Warriors at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-96 result in favor of the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 22 in the league with 40.4 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 4 with 8.4 per contest.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.1 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 106-102 result against the Wizards on March 2. The Warriors covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Stephen Curry scored 29 points for Golden State on Wednesday, leading the Warriors to a 106-102 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

In their last action, Boston was a 115-103 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics got a 28-point performance from Kevin Garnett, who added 11 rebounds as Boston ran past Phoenix 115-103 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Warriors at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Golden State's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
Boston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Golden State at Philadelphia, Sunday, March 6
Boston at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 6

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