Warriors vs. Celtics Prediction
The Warriors will take on the Celtics Friday night in Boston on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET – will the game turn into a relative defensive struggle for bettors?
563 Golden State Warriors (-4) at 564 Boston Celtics (+4); o/u 216.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, December 17, 2021
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Draymond Green filled it up per usual in a win over the Knicks on Tuesday, recording a line of eight points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, three blocks, one trey and three turnovers in 32 minutes. Like always, Green did everything well except for contributing in the scoring department, but that’s not why managers drafted him - for what it’s worth, his season high is 15. He’s so important to this team and probably would have liked to be the guy to assist Steph on his record-breaking three-pointer, but it was Andrew Wiggins (who’s averaging 1.7 assists per game this season, by the way) who gets the credit. Green is what he is at this point in his career, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as he’s one of the more predictably stat-stuffing guys in the league.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jabari Parker (health and safety protocols) will not be available for Friday's game against the Warriors. Parker has been sidelined since December 7, with the original reason being a non-COVID illness. Now he's out due to health and safety protocols and does not have a timeline for return. Parker's absence will not have an impact as far as fantasy is concerned, as he is not in the rotation on most nights.
Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston. The under is also 20-6-1 in the Warriors’ last 27 games overall, is 17-5 in their last 22 road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and is 20-7 in their last 27 games as a road favorite. The under is also 13-3 in the Celtics’ last 16 games versus a team with a winning record and is 6-2-1 in their last nine games as an underdog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/CELTICS UNDER 216.5