Celtics-Warriors Betting Preview: Will Boston Turn Things Around?

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Betting Odds: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors

  • Spread: Warriors -8
  • Over/Under: 229.5
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT

>> All odds as of 1:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets

The Boston Celtics are absolutely reeling right now, losing five of their past six games, including a drubbing at home by Houston.

Can they turn things around against the defending champs? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

Did you know? The Warriors’ season win total closed at 59 (Westgate). They’re 44-19 and will need to finish the season 19-0 to hit the over. John Ewing

In the first three seasons of the Steve Kerr era, the Warriors went 67-40-2 against the spread when facing an opponent with a winning record in the regular season.

They’re 28-49 ATS in this spot over the past two seasons. Ewing

The Warriors return home after a four-game East Coast trip during which they went just 2-2 straight-up, losing both games in Florida to the Heat and Magic.

The Warriors are 13-2 straight-up but just 5-10 ATS in their 15 home games immediately following at least a four-game road trip under Kerr. — Evan Abrams

Against the league’s best teams (win rate of 60% or better), the Celtics have gone 75-56-2 (57%) ATS under Brad Stevens in the regular season. This includes 39-26-1 (60%) ATS on the road in this situation. Ewing

The Celtics are 7-3-1 ATS against the Warriors under Stevens, covering by an average of 5.3 points. The under is 9-2 (81.8%) in those 11 games, going under the total by an average of 10.2 points. The under has hit in six consecutive games. Abrams

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