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Last Updated Mar 16, 2022, 23:23 PM

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Wednesday night with a heavyweight non-conference showdown between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. Coverage begins from Chase Center at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Score Prediction

Warriors 110, Celtics 105

Best Bets

Under 220.5 (-110) at FanDuel

Celtics vs. Warriors Predictions

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State bounced back with a triumphant start to this season, as the Warriors opened with an impressive 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

The last couple of months were shaky without Draymond Green though, considering the Warriors enter Wednesday riding a relatively pedestrian 29-19 SU and 19-26-3 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 36 of those contests.

On the other hand, Boston stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a head-scratching 15-20 SU and ATS skid – with ten of those SU losses coming by double-digits.

Boston has admirably flipped the script since January though, considering the Celtics boast records of 25-9 SU and 17-17 ATS across their last 34 games – while scoring 110.8 OPPG and allowing just 100.9 DPPG during that timeframe.

I’ll take the under here, as the Celtics are 18-2 SU and 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games, while tallying 114.1 OPPG and allowing just 101.2 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a competitive low-scoring battle against a Warriors squad that’s surrendered 109 PTS or less in three of their last four contests (105 DPPG).

Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Odds

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Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Pacific
  • Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Venue: Chase Center
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 41-28
  • ATS: 35-33-1
  • O/U: 30-37-2

After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU this year, Boston stumbled out to another lackluster start to this season, as the Celtics opened with a frustrating 15-20 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 22 of those contests.

Boston has turned things around with excellent defense though, considering the Celtics enter Wednesday riding a red-hot 25-9 SU stretch, while scoring 114+ PTS in 15 of those contests (110.8 OPPG) – and allowing 100 PTS or less in 17 of them (100.9 DPPG).

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 47-22
  • ATS: 35-30-4
  • O/U: 30-37-2

After last year’s lackluster 39-33 SU showing, the Warriors returned seeking vengeance to start the new season, as Golden State kicked things off with wins in 18 of their first 20 games – with their only two losses across that window coming by slim margins of four points or less.

The Warriors’ success has primarily come through defense since mid-December though, considering Golden State enters Wednesday riding a relatively mediocre 29-19 SU stretch, while tallying just 110.5 OPPG and allowing 106.9 DPPG across that window. But Golden State’s mantra has altered slightly since the return of Klay Thompson, highlighted by the Warriors averaging 116.3 OPPG across their last 22 games.

The Celtics are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games. (AP)

Celtics vs. Warriors Head-to-Head

The Celtics swept a two-game regular-season set against Golden State last year, with the first matchup staying under the total at a score of 111-107 (U 227) – while the second soared over with a score of 119-114 (O 226). The most recent meeting between these teams took place back in December of this season though, which resulted in a relatively high-scoring victory for the Warriors (111-107, O 216).

Key Players to Watch

  • BOS: Jayson Tatum - SF (26.8 PPG, 8.2 REB, 4.2 AST)
  • BOS: Jaylen Brown - SG (22.9 PPG, 6.1 REB, 3.4 AST)
  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.8 PPG, 5.3 REB, 6.4 AST)
  • GSW: Draymond Green - PF (7.8 PPG, 7.5 REB, 7.3 AST)

Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Conclusion

After having their five-game win streak snapped with a home loss to Dallas on Sunday afternoon (L, 95-92), the Celtics hit the road for Wednesday’s contest as short underdogs against the Warriors at Chase Center – marking the first time Boston has been an underdog across their last 19 games.

I’ll take the under here, as the Celtics are 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games, while scoring 113.4 OPPG and allowing just 107.4 DPPG across that window – setting the stage for a back-and-forth defensive battle against a Warriors squad that’s surrendered 105 DPPG across their latest 4-0 SU stretch.

Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the last 11 Celtics' games.
  • The Warriors are 2-7-1 ATS in their last ten matchups against Boston.
  • The Celtics are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games.
  • The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in ten of the last 15 Warriors' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in ten of the last 12 matchups between Golden State and Boston.
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