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Warriors vs Celtics Preview

Boston CelticsGolden State Warriors
13-23January 10, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena24-14

The Warriors will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Warriors are 24-14 overall and 18-18-2 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 13-23 and 17-19 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Golden State is 17-21 on the OU, and Boston is 15-21.

View Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Warriors installed as -11.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Warriors rated this week at No. 4 and the Celtics sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-88 result in favor of the Warriors today.

In their last action, Boston was a 111-105 loser on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics endured a 111-105 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Wednesday, despite a 24-point effort from Avery Bradley at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Golden State was a 102-98 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Stephen Curry chucked in 34 points for Golden State on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 102-98 at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 8-ranked offense (103.39 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.58 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this season (44.47% on average).

Next up:
Boston at Portland, Saturday, January 11th
Golden State home to Denver, Wednesday, January 15th