Boston Celtics vs. Golden St. Warriors
The Boston Celtics return home to take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. The Celtics are -4 point favorites over the Warriors with an over/under point total set at 198.5.
Head to head, the Warriors are 18-5 ATS in the last 23 meetings and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Boston, while the underdog is 18-5 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Warriors on the other hand are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference, but just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Despite Stephen Curry’s heroic performance against New York on Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to get Golden State the victory as they continue to struggle away from home. Curry posted the highest single-game point total in the NBA this season, piling up 54 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds, yet, the Warriors still fell 109-105 as they have now dropped seven of eight on the road, with the lone victory coming in Minnesota by the slimmest of margins.
The Boston Celtics return home from a five-game Western Conference road trip in which they went 2-3, with wins coming in Portland and Utah. Playing on the road has been a big issue for the Celtics all season long as they have won just 10 of a possible 28 games to date. However, it’s a different story when playing at home as Boston has won seven straight at TD Garden and 20 of 29 this season.
It’s hard to not be impressed by Stephen Curry’s performance the other night, but the fact remains that Golden State has been a really poor road team since they went 6-1 on their East Coast trip earlier in the season. While Boston is returning from a long road trip, they are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games following a road trip of seven or more days and they have won seven straight at home. Give me Boston here.
Boston Celtics -4 Golden St. Warriors