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(9-2) Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics (6-5)
Date: Friday November 18
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 226
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A higihly anticipated matchup as the Warriors travel to Boston to face Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics.
Golden State is sitting pretty at 9-2, while Boston is only 6-5 and starting off slowly this season.
The teams split the season series last year, with the average margin of victory being 4 points.
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Kevin Durant’s free agency has been talked about on every possible platform, and everyone knows that the Celtics were in the running to land Durant this past offseason. How will the fans treat him in the Garden?
Steph Curry was dominant Wednesday night against the Raptors. He finished with a game high 35 points, and was 12-13 from the free throw line. He did shoot just 3-9 from behind the arc but that won’t stop anyone from giving him the green light to shoot it.
He will go up against Avery Bradley for most of the game, as Boston will want its best perimeter defenders to contain him.
I still expect good shooting numbers from Curry, and he should finish with 28 points and 6 assists.
Kevin Durant showed why he is one of the top players in the league on Wednesday, dominating the Raptors for 30 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assist.
It was the 5th straight win for the Warriors and Durant has not only put up points, but gotten 9 or more rebounds in 4 straight contests.
He will have Jae Crowder guarding him, and I don’t expect Durant’s numbers to slow down anytime soon. HE will put up 30 ad 9 again.
Draymond Green has gotten lost in the offensive shuffle the Warriors have, but he is still a key ingredient to their success. He put up 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists against the Raptors.
The surprising stat to me was that he didn’t attempt a free throw, so I expect him to attack the rim more in this game and put up a double double.
Isaiah Thomas had his second straight game where he scored 30 or more points. Against the Mavs on Wednesday night he had 30 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Neither 30+ point game has been very efficient, as he shot under 45% in each contest, so I expect him to be better at his shot selection against Golden State.
Free agent signing Al Horford will be a game time decision for coach BRad Stevens on Friday, as he is still progessing from suffering a concussion.
The big man’s numbers are down from his career averages in Atlanta, so the sooner he can get back out on the floor the more time the offense will have to gel.
Avery Bradley is a good perimeter defender, but he will have a tough matchup no matter who he faves. Golden State has arguably the 3 best pure shooters in the league, so whoever he isn’t defending will be able to score at will in this one.
Marcus Smart will have to provide scoring and defense off the bench, as that is the glaring hole in the Warriors roster.
If he can keep Curry or Thompson from knocking down shots while the starters are resting, Boston may have a shot at winning the game.
Andre Drummond won’t be able to match up with him so Love should be able to put in another big performance.
He will knock down 5 3’s in this game and finish with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-4 in GS last 14 Fri. games.
- GS are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- Underdog is 23-7-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Celtics don’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Warriors.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Golden State ATS
This one isn’t close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 127 – Boston 111
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