Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Pick ATS

by | Mar 16, 2022 | nba

Boston Celtics (41-28 SU, 33-33-3 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (47-22 SU, 35-30-4 ATS)

When: Wednesday March 16 2022, 10:00 PM (ET)

Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California

TV: NBCSB

Point Spread: BOS +3.5/GSW -3.5 (Opened GSW -4.5 at Bovada - Check out their live betting platform! It’s beautiful!)

Total: 221.5 (Opened at 221.5)

Money Line: Boston 135/Golden State -164

Power Rating: GSW -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andrew Wiggins Q, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

Key Injuries

Boston Celtics
Aaron Nesmith: Ankle (OUT)

Golden State Warriors
Andrew Wiggins: Illness (QUESTIONABLE)
Gary Payton II: Knee (OUT)
Andre Iguodala: Back (OUT)

The Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 10:00 PM ET at the Chase Center.

Recent Form

The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 41-28, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 17-16. Over their last five games, the Celtics have played well, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Boston is averaging 113.0 points per game, 4.0 points more than their season average of 109.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Celtics have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 105.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.9. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, the team fell to Dallas by a score of 95-92.

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 47-22, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 at home, holding a record of 29-7. The Warriors have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Golden State is averaging 119.0 points per game, 7.0 points more than their season average of 111.6. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. Even though the Warriors have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 110.0 points per game, up from Golden State’s usual rate of 105.0. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, Golden State took down Washington by a score of 126-112.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Boston travels to take on the Golden State Warriors, the Celtics’ leading scorer is Jayson Tatum. Through 64 games, Tatum is averaging 26 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 47.0% of his games. Against the Warriors, Tatum will need to be on top of his game as Golden State is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 40.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Stephen Curry leads the Warriors in scoring, averaging 25 points across his 64 games. Throughout the season, Curry has outscored his season average in 45.0% of his outings. Given that Boston’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Stephen Curry should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Celtics have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 56.14% of their games, giving them a rank of 29th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Golden State Warriors are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 24 of Golden State’s 68 games, leading to a winning percentage of 83%. On the other side, today’s game will be the first time that the Boston Celtics are the inferior unit on offense and defense.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors have met up for 1 game. Golden State took game one by a score of 111-107.

How the Public is Betting the Celtics vs Warriors

67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 221.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
  • Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Golden State Warriors come into this matchup as the 3 point home favorites over a streaking Celtics unit. Over their last 10 contests, Boston has gone 7-3, pushing them up to the 5th seed in the East. On the other side, Golden State has once again found its groove, rattling off 4 straight wins, as they look to get back into the second seed in the West. Both teams come into the game as two of the best defensive units in the NBA. Look for the Golden State to take advantage of playing at home, keeping their winning streak alive and covering the spread. Bet your Bos/GSW pick and ALL your NBA wagers for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!