Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors

NBA Boston Celtics vs Golden State Prediction 12/19/2023

The Boston Celtics (20-5) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (12-14) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Chase Center. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Celtics vs Warriors

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics picked up a win over the Magic in their latest game, finishing with a score of 114-97. The Celtics not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 211 points remained below the established over/under line of 227.5.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Warriors, the Celtics are 20-5 overall and aim to build on their above .500 record. The Celtics have gone 14-0 at home and 6-5 on the road this season.

Boston currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 11-12 at this point. When playing on the road, the Celtics hold an ATS record of 2-8 in contrast to a 9-4 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Warriors bested the Trail Blazers with a score of 118-114. The Warriors entered the game as -6-point favorites, but their 4 point victory fell short of covering the spread. Considering the over/under, the total of 232 points fell short of the set over/under line of 232.5.

The Warriors are 12-14 this season and are hoping to beat the Celtics. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are in 11th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.

So far, Golden State is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 10-15. As the favorite this season, Golden State is 4-11 vs. the spread while going 6-4 as the underdog.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

The Boston offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 117.6 points per game. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.8 made 3’s per game. If the Boston offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

This season, the Golden State offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 115.9 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Golden State has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 15.1 turnovers per game.

Celtics Team Defense

At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 3, allowing 108.5 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 13 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.

Warriors Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 115.7 points per contest.

Golden State’s defense is currently forcing 15.1 turnovers per game, which is 27th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 28th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.4 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Celtics And Warriors

In today’s game, we anticipate Jayson Tatum leading the scoring for the Celtics, contributing 18 points while shooting 7/13 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.3 points per game, along with 8.7 rebounds.

As for Golden State, Stephen Curry is projected to be the primary scorer for the Warriors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.1%, and his scoring average is 28 points per game.

Celtics vs Warriors Trends

  • Across the Celtics last five road games, the team averaged 107 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-5, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Golden State has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Warriors have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-1-1 in these scenarios.


Celtics vs Warriors Prediction


When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Celtics vs. Warriors game, our recommendation is to take the Warriors at +5.5. Despite our model showing the Celtics winning 110-107, we like Warriors as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233, and our model predicts the Celtics and Warriors to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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