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Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 8:35 PM (EST)
Location
TD Garden
Boston
The Line
The Line: Boston +2 -- Over/Under 230
TV Channel
ABC
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The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Saturday night.

The Golden State Warriors have been on a tear lately as they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games and they will be gunning for a 10th straight win after beating the Wizards in a 126-118 road win on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 38 points on 14 of 24 shooting, Kevin Durant added 21 points with five assists while DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 17 points on eight of 12 shooting. As a team, the Warriors shot a sizzling 56 percent from the field and seven of 20 from the 3-point line but they weren’t able to blow out the Wizards who rallied every time they fell behind by double digits. Still, the Warriors had more than enough to hold off the pesky Wizards to improve to 34-14 overall and 16-8 on the road.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in great form as they’ve won nine of their last 12 games and they will be looking to build on their current five-game win streak after blowing past the Cavaliers in a 123-103 home win on Wednesday. Terry Rozier led the team with 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Jaylen Brown added 23 points off the bench while Gordon Hayward chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Celtics shot 52 percent from the field and 12 of 25 from the 3-point line but they were never in danger after dominating the second quarter by 38-20. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford were both rested on Wednesday, but both are expected to return on Saturday.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 5-2 ATS in their last seven against the Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Celtics are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a win of more than 10 points, 35-16 ATS in their last 51 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.

Head to head, the road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings, the Warriors are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston but the Warriors are just 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.

The Warriors have been the hottest team in the league and they’re only going to get harder to beat now that Cousins has joined his new team on the court. The Celtics have been on a nice run themselves and they are coming off an easy rout of the Cavaliers where they were able to rest a couple key starters in Irving and Horford, so they will be up for this marquee matchup. The Celtics look tempting as the slight home underdog, but I’m sticking with the Warriors who are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston.

Pick:
Golden State -2
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