When the Boston Celtics hired wonder boy head coach Brad Stevens out of the college ranks from Butler there was plenty of doubt and skepticism. But Stevens has turned out to be a superb head coach, transforming Boston into a popular choice with NBA games betting odds. The Golden State Warriors have been transformed into the marquee franchise of the NBA. The Warriors also boast the marquee star of the NBA in Stephen Curry. The Warriors host the Celtics on Saturday in a potential preview of the NBA Finals.
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
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Celtics vs. Warriors TV Coverage: ABC
Despite their dominant straight up success, the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have become a poor NBA games betting odds value. The Warriors are the most public of NBA teams and their popularity with the public drives up the price far in excess of where it actually belongs. The Warriors are 38-10 straight up and 21-26 -1 against the spread. The defending NBA champs are 9-13-1 against the spread at home. Golden State has covered the spread in just two out of their last eight games with four out of their last six games going under the total. Curry leads Golden State with 27.6 points per game. There is no better scoring machine in the NBA than the league leading Warriors and their 116 points per game. The problem is a defense that ranks 21st in the NBA.
The Boston Celtics have been an outstanding betting value, especially on the road. The green and white have a record of 35-14 straight up and 28-19-2 against the spread. The road has treated the Celtics quite well as evidenced by their 15-8 mark against the spread. The Los Angeles Clippers were the latest victims of Boston’s ability to get the cash on the road. Boston scored a 113-102 win at LA as 3.5-point road dogs. Boston has gone over the total in four out of their last six games. Unlike the Warriors, the Celtics earn their success with the NBA’s second ranked defense that allows just 98.2 points per game. Kyle Irving leads the Celtics with 24.5 points per game and scored 20 in the win over the Clippers.
Team vs Team
Golden State has covered the spread in just two out of their last ten games with the Celtics. The Warriors and Celtics have gone under the total in five out of their last six meetings. The Celtics have been an excellent online sportsbook betting value at Golden State. Boston has come away with the cash in their last four visits to Oakland. This head to head series has gone under the total in four out of their last five games at Golden State.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup is all about NBA Games Betting Odds value. In every case Boston comes up with the proven betting value against Golden State.
Celtics vs. Warriors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
The Boston Celtics have the proven ability to get the money both on the road and at Golden State. Boston is the pick.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 109, Warriors 108
Check out highlights of Boston’s win at the Clippers!