Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. The Golden State Warriors are looking for their 5th win in a row as they host the Boston Celtics who just had their 5-game win streak snapped on Sunday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 16.03.2022 at 9:00 PM
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, Kalifornien
Golden State Warriors
The return of Draymond Green is just what the doctor ordered for the Golden State Warriors who have gone .500 over the past two months, but now with their defensive anchor back they can finally focus on making a push towards the end of the regular season.
He played in the earlier meeting this season as the Warriors won by 4 points back in mid-December. Golden State is coming off a 14-point home win over Washington in which Stephen Curry dropped 47 points on his birthday, including 7 threes made.
As a team they shot almost 54% from the field in their second game in a row scoring 120 points or more. This team has covered the spread in 5 straight and is 10-3 SU in their last 13 at home. Against Eastern Conference teams they’ve won 15 of 20 games.
It wasn’t the best of games for Jayson Tatum and co. against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday as they shot just 37.5% from the field putting up 92 points in a 3-point home loss. That ended a 5-game win streak, but it was only a minor bump on the road for the Cs who are 16-3 SU in their last 19 overall. On the road this team has won 8 of 9 games and they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Warriors.
There are no injuries to report which makes Boston one of the rare teams to be almost at full health this late in the season. They enter tonight’s game as 3-point underdogs despite beating the Warriors 7 times in the last 10 meetings. Celtics fans have one issue on their mind tonight and that is their record in games played on a Wednesday – they are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.
Draymond Green returning makes Golden State and instant contender. The Celtics are just 5-13 SU in 18 games as underdogs this season, I’m giving the edge to the Warriors at home here where they’ve won 29 of 36 games this season. Back the home team.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Predictions & Odds
This will be a battle of two of the best defensive teams in the NBA this season. The Warriors are ranked number one in defensive efficiency allowing 103.2 points per 100 possessions while the Celtics are just a spot below giving up 103.3 points. As we approach the postseason I think it’ll be a good test for both sides and we can expect things to tighten up here.
Boston also plays one of the slowest paces in the league averaging just 99 possessions per game which ranks them only 21st. The Warriors are 13th with 100.3 per game, I think that’s another reason to consider backing the under here. Speaking of the under, it has landed in 10 of the last 12 meetings between these teams and an average of just 212.5 points per game was scored in the last 10. If we look at just games played at Chase Center then the under has cashed in 5 straight.
For Golden State the under has cashed in 4 of 5 games played on a Wednesday and for Boston it’s landed 4 times in their last 5 vs Eastern Conference opponents. Good enough reasons to back the under if you ask me, let’s go with that.