State Warriors vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3/3/2024

The Golden State Warriors (32-27) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (47-12) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ABC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

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The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

The Warriors picked up a win over the Raptors in their latest game, finishing with a score of 120-105. The Warriors picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 64-61.

With an overall record of 32-27, the Warriors are 9th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific division. They are looking to extend their three game winning streak in today’s matchup.

Golden State has an overall ATS record of 33-25 for the season so far. The Warriors are currently on a three game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 14-6 record against the spread as underdogs.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics notched a win against the Mavericks in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 138-110. Celtics’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 237.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

With their current 10 game winning streak, the Celtics are 1st in the Atlantic Division and have an overall record of 47-12. In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are also in 1st place.

Boston comes in with an overall ATS record of 28-28 so far this season. With a five game ATS win streak as favorites, the Celtics are 2-1 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 119.1 points per game (6th).

The Warriors come into this game as the 6th highest scoring team in the NBA at 119.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 120.9 points compared to 117.5 at home.

Golden State’s offense has been heavily reliant on the three-point shot this season. They are 2nd in the league in three-point makes at 15.2 per game, while their three-point percentage is 5th at 38%. Overall, the Warriors are shooting 47% from the field, which is 16th in the NBA.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, Golden State is 20th in the league in attempts at 21.5 per game. In terms of assists, they are 5th in the NBA with an average of 29.1 per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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The Boston offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 121 points per game.

The Celtics have been an elite three-point shooting team this season, leading the NBA in three-point makes per game at 16.2. Overall, they are 4th in scoring at 121 points per game.

At home, Boston is averaging 122.9 points per game, which is 6th in the league. However, they are just 18th in pace at 98.1 possessions per game.

So far, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.9% of their games. They are also 10th in field goal percentage at 48%.

Warriors Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 116.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 13.9 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 27th in blocked shots at 4.2 per game.

Celtics Team Defense

So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 110.2 points allowed per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.6% and allowing 34.7% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Warriors And Celtics

In today’s game, we anticipate Stephen Curry leading the scoring for the Warriors, contributing 27 points while shooting 9/20 from the field. This season, he is averaging 27.5 points per game along with 4.4 boards.

On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 9 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.6% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.1 points per game.

Warriors vs Celtics Trends

  • Although Golden State has a straight up record of 9-1 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 9-1. The team averaged 124 points per game in these games.
  • Boston has played well in their previous five home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 123 points per game while allowing 108. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-1-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Warriors have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Celtics have an ATS record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.

Warriors vs Celtics Prediction

The Celtics is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 138-126. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Celtics at -10.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 230.5 and our model has the Warriors and Celtics finishing with a combined 264 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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

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