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Pointspread favors Celtics in battle with Warriors

Golden State WarriorsBoston Celtics
March 1, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Odds

33-25TEAM RECORD30-27

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Golden State when they hit take on the Celtics on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 30-27 so far on the season, and 25-29-3 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 33-25 and 30-26-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 28-28-1 and the Warriors go 36-21-1 on the totals.

View Golden State vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Celtics in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 196 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Warriors taking on the No. 15-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-98 win for the Celtics on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 25 at 101.6 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 104.7 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.

Golden State lost its last outing, a 109-105 result against the Knicks on February 27. The Warriors covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. Golden State got 54 points from Stephen Curry en route to a 109-105 loss at the hands of Golden State on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Boston was a 110-107 winner in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 217 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston got 26 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 110-107 victory over Utah on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Warriors at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Golden State's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Golden State's last 17 games
Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Golden State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Golden State
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Golden State at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 2
Boston at Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 5