Celtics vs. Warriors - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (23-0) at Boston Celtics (13-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNN
The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics face off Friday night at the TD Garden.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep chasing history after a 23-0 start to the year. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.8 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32.2 points and six assists while Draymond Green is averaging 13 points and seven assists. Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Andre Iguodala is dishing 3.7 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors have topped 100 points in every game this year and are shooting 46.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Golden State Warriors have won 13 straight regular season road games. Klay Thompson and Leandro Barbosa are questionable.
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The Boston Celtics hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jae Crowder is dishing two assists and Jared Sullinger is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are shooting 38.3 percent from deep in their last five games and have topped 100 points in six of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics have won four straight home games. R.J. Hunter is questionable with a hip injury.
The Warriors are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Boston and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Hard to bet against Warriors and reasonable chalk until they actually lose. While I give Boston a chance in this game, the smart bet is to continue to back Golden State.