Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (9-2) at Boston Celtics (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +6.5 -- Over/Under: 226 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors duke it out tonight at the TD Garden.
The Warriors will be aiming for a sixth straight win tonight after taking down the Raptors in a 127-121 win on Wednesday. Stephen Curry led the team with 35 points and seven assists, Kevin Durant added 30 points while Draymond Green added 11 points with five assists as the Warriors took control of the game with a dominant 32-15 second quarter before holding off the Raptors late for a solid road win. With the win, Golden State improves to 9-2 overall and 5-1 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Celtics have been in fine form themselves as they've won three of their last four after beating the Mavericks by 90-83 on Wednesday. Isaiah Thomas scored 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter while Avery Bradley chipped in with 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Celtics outrebounded the Mavs by 53-32 to negate their 19 turnovers and win the game. Al Horford remains in the NBA concussion protocol and sat out his eighth straight game.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four against the Eastern Conference, while the Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the Warriors are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Boston but just 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Celtics have been stringing together wins despite playing a little below their best but I guess the same could be said about the Warriors. Looking at this game, the Celtics have been solid at home but haven't really been tested yet, so I'm sticking with the talent of the Warriors to get the win and cover once again.