Warriors vs. Celtics - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (15-26) at Golden State Warriors (35-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -17 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSNB
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors play Sunday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The Boston Celtics have split their last six games and play their fourth straight road game. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 103.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Jared Sullinger is averaging 14 points and 8.1 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.1 points and 1.5 assists. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Brandon Bass is shooting 47.8 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics continue to be a team that’s supposed to be tanking but continues to fight and find ways to win games. The Celtics are coming off back-to-back wins over Portland and Denver, and was competitive against both Chicago and the Clippers. The Celtics are a tough minded team that keeps fighting.
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The Golden State Warriors have won four straight games and play their fourth straight home contest. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 111.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 22.8 points and 8.1 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Marreese Speights is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Draymond Green is shooting 44.6 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 43 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. Thompson is fresh off a 37-point quarter, which is a new NBA record. As you know, the Warriors are the toughest team in the league to beat when their shots are falling down.
The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Warriors are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 37-14-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Golden State and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
There's no way I can lay that type of chalk in an NBA game. Instead, I'm siding with the over here. With the way the Warriors shoot the ball and the up-and-down defensive play of the Celtics, there should be a ton of points scored.