Free NBA Hoops Pick: Celtics vs. Warriors Lines
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43-31 (18-19 V) Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors 68-7 (36-0 H)
Date: Friday April 1
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -12
NBA Betting Total: 222
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Boston has had a very good season but this late in the year West Coast trip is going to test how good they really are.
Golden State is hard to beat anywhere but they have been perfect at home this season and will keep their foot on the gas as they look to capture the records for wins in a season.
Despite all that I do like the way the Celtics matchup with the Warriors, in a general way.
Boston is right in the middle of that very competitive Eastern Conference playoff race. They are not going to catch Toronto or Cleveland but every game is huge as they are within a game of Atlanta, Miami and Charlotte and could finish anywhere from third to sixth.
The Celtics are not the best team in the East but I do think they match up well with Golden State. This is because they go about ten deep, play good defense and are not trying to emphasize post play.
What they lack is the offensive genius.
Probably the only player that would really contribute were he on the Warriors would be leading scorer Isaiah Thomas. He is having his best season in his first full year with the Cs.
Guarding Seth Curry will probably fall to Avery Bradley or Marcus Smart. Both have a little size on Curry and will harass him all game long. If they can get him off his game they have a real shot.
Boston has not been a good road team this season with losing SU and ATS records.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are looking great to break the season win mark.
They are back at home where they have never lost and have to be feeling kind of good about their OT win over Utah who has been playing great ball.
Golden State has two remaining games with the Spurs and even if they lose both they can still break the record by winning their remaining contests. Considering all but one are at home you really have to like their chances.
In the OT win Curry was his usual brilliant with 31 points. He made half of his threes, which is nothing new this season.
To show the versatility of this team Harrison Barnes chipped in a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds even though his shooting was not very straight.
The Warriors did not get much from their bench in the win at Utah so the starters played a lot of minutes in a tough environment. Still they are at home and Boston will be on the second game of a back to back.
Look for GS to come out motivated to put this one away in the first quarter. They are more than capable of doing it too.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall.
- Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Celtics are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Over is 6-0 in Warriors last 6 Friday games.
- Under is 6-1 in Warriors last 7 overall.
- Under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 home games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
This is not a good spot for Boston. Coming off a game up the road in Portland and against a GS team that has little margin if they want to capture the record. Could be ugly for the Celtics.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 114 – Boston 99
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