We have a five-game slate night in the NBA on Thursday, January 19, and here you can get the best Warriors vs. Celtics betting pick and odds.
Boston is searching for the eighth consecutive win when they host Golden State at TD Garden. The Celtics are 5-point favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These inter-conference rivals have met this season, and the Warriors won 123-107 at home.
Warriors beat the Wizards in D.C.
The Golden State Warriors (22-22, 20-23-1 ATS) are currently on a five-game road trip after suffering three straight defeats to close an eight-game homestay. At the moment, the Warriors won two of three games on the road, including the most recent one over the Washington Wizards. Golden State made 18 three-pointers opposite Washington’s 14 in a 127-118 win, and that made the biggest difference in this duel.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with a game-high 41 points (12-28 FG, 6-15 3PT, 11-12 FT) and seven rebounds. Jordan Poole added 32 points, seven boards, and two steals, Draymond Green posted a double-double of 17 points and a game-high ten assists along with six rebounds and game-high three thefts, while Andrew Wiggins scored 14 with four dishes.
PF JaMychal Green (leg), C James Wiseman (ankle), and SF Jonathan Kuminga (foot) are out indefinitely. SF Andre Iguodala (hip) is questionable to play on Thursday in Boston.
Celtics continue to impress
The Boston Celtics (33-12, 25-19-1 ATS) still have the best record in the entire NBA and are on a seven-game winning streak. They returned home from a three-game road trip on which they defeated Brooklyn and Charlotte twice. The Celtics scored 66 first-half points in a 130-118 victory over the Hornets and hit 20 triples opposite the Hornets’ 13. Despite committing six more turnovers (11-5), the C’s were better in both rebounds (47-38) and assists (34-26).
Jayson Tatum led Boston with a season-high 51 points (15-23 FG, 7-12 3PT, 14-14 FT), team-high nine rebounds, and five assists. Derrick White had 19 points and game-high nine dishes, Malcolm Brogdon contributed 16 points and four boards, while Marcus Smart had ten points, six dimes, and four rebounds.
SF Danilo Gallinari (ACL) is done for the season, while SF Jaylen Brown (leg) is out indefinitely.
- 6-16 ATS in the last 22 road games
- 3-9 ATS in the last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games overall
- 12-4 ATS in the last 16 games following a straight-up win of more than ten points
- 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game
Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Pick
These two teams have top 5 offenses, and the Celtics are not slowing down despite losing Brown to a leg injury. Still, a stronger defense is going to prevail here and that’s Boston’s D which is allowing 112.3 points per game. Golden State, on the other hand, has one of the weakest defenses in the NBA that allows 117.9 ppg. The Warriors surrendered 112+ points in each of the previous eight games, and I am sure Tatum and co. will outscore the Warriors on Thursday. The Celtics owe the Warriors for the loss earlier this season, while we also can’t forget the fact that the Warriors beat them in the NBA Finals last year.
Pick: Take the Celtics at -4.5 (-120)
The aforementioned Boston defense played a pivotal role in the team’s recent success and wins. The C’s kept the opponents below 100 points in three of the last seven games, and although I doubt they will be able to do that against the fifth-best offense that averages 117.5 ppg, I do expect some key defensive stops from the hosts. Under is 21-6 in the last 27 H2H meetings; Under is 9-4 in the previous 13 H2H duels in Boston, while Under is 7-3 in the Celtics’ last ten games following an ATS win.
Pick: Go Under N/A points