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Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics - 3/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TNT
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NBA | Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors
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The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.

The Boston Celtics could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.4 points and 6.9 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last eight road games.

The Golden State Warriors also need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.4 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won five of their last six home games.

The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall.

There's a chance the Warriors could be without Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson for this contest. With that said, the Celtics have played the Warriors tough even dating back to last season, and despite their struggles all year, they're still an extremely talented roster capable of putting it together in spurts. The Warriors have an even point differential in their last five games and are 15-15 ATS this season when a favorite of nine or more points. This is the biggest underdog the Celtics have been all season. I know it's bad in Boston right now, but this is still a very talented basketball team, and I'm not willing to eat this much chalk.

Pick:
Boston Celtics +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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