Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (45-11) at Boston Celtics (23-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +8 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics tonight.
The Golden State Warriors had lost two of three games before steadying the ship with a dominant 113-89 rout of the Raptors on Friday. Klay Thompson led the team with 25 points, Stephen Curry added 22 points while Draymond Green had 17 as the Warriors held the Raptors to 1 of 19 in the first quarter and led by as many as 98-57 heading into the fourth quarter. Things got a little heated as Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli got into a bit of a scuffle, but it didn't take anything away from the Warriors' emphatic win over one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have won seven of their last 10 overall and will be going for a fourth straight win after taking down the Hornets by 106-98 on Friday. Isaiah Thomas led the team with 28 points and seven assists, Avery Bradley added 19 and Jonas Jerebko added 16 as the Celtics stormed back from a 16-point deficit to extend their home winning streak to five games. Thomas continues to come off the bench in Boston but he's been putting up some serious stats playing starter's minutes as he averaged 22.5 points and 6.0 assists in his last four games.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win, while the Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Boston.
There's no doubt that the Celtics are in a purple patch of form, good enough to maybe pull the upset in this one. However, there's just no way I can back against this Warriors team coming off one of their most dominant performances of the season.