Warriors vs. Celtics Prediction
Can the Golden State Warriors pick up another strong win on the road when they take on the Boston Celtics tonight at 8:30PM ET on ABC?
505 Golden State Warriors vs. 506 Boston Celtics
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:30PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 230.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent going on Golden State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Golden State is on a 9-game winning streak following a 126-118 win at Washington on Thursday. The Warriors are 5-3-1 against the spread during this win streak. Golden State is 34-14 on the season, 16-8 on the road, 21-26-1 against the spread and 27-21 with the over.
The Warriors have the league’s best offense, averaging 118.9 points per game while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from the arc. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 112 points per game while opponents shoot just 45 percent against them. Stephen Curry is leading the team with 29.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game while Kevin Durant is adding 27.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per contest.
Celtics hot as well
Boston is on a five-game win streak following a 123-103 win over Cleveland at home on Wednesday. The Celtics are 3-2 against the spread during this win streak. Boston is now 30-18 on the season, 19-5 at home, 25-23 against the spread and 29-19 with the over.
The Celtics have one of the better defenses in the NBA, allowing just 105.7 points per game while holding opponents to 44.1 percent shooting from the field and 33.4 percent from the arc. Offensively, Boston puts up 112.2 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent. Kyrie Irving is probable to play despite battling the flu. Irving is averaging 23.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game to lead the team. Jayson Tatum is adding 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are just 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 games against Atlantic Division opponents, but 3-1-1 ATS in their last five following a win.
The Celtics are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games following a win of more than 10 points and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 home games.
Since bringing Cousins into the mix, the Warriors have looked even better. They have won three straight road games by 8 points or more, scoring over 125 in their last two. They have put up at least 126 in four of their last five as well. If Golden State shoots well, there is no stopping them. With Cousins in the mix, Golden State has the ability to score in the paint as well. Boston has struggled to stop inside scoring this year and I don’t see the Celtics being able to match the scoring of the Warriors on the perimeter either.
NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -3