boston at golden state nba betting preview

Boston at Golden State NBA Betting Spread Report

Written by on March 31, 2016

After making an absolute perfect pair of NBA betting picks on each of Golden State’s last two games, I’m back with what should amount to another winning pick on Friday’s matchup between the Dubs and visiting Boston Celtics. With the Warriors looking to take the next step toward 73 wins and tip-off time for this intriguing matchup quickly approaching, let’s get started.

Boston at Golden State NBA Betting Spread Report  & TV Info

When: 10:30 PM ET, Friday, April 1, 2016 Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California TV: ESPN, CSNE, CSBA Live Stream: NBA Odds: Golden State -11.5 Total: 226.5

Why Bet the Boston Celtics

The C’s had their four-game winning streak emphatically snapped in their humbling 114-90 loss against the Clippers on Monday. Even Boston’s four-game winning streak is probably a bit overrated seeing as how they beat lowly Philadelphia, Orlando and Phoenix along the way. Boston has actually gone 5-5 SU over their last 10 games while losing to Houston, Indiana, Oklahoma City and Toronto. Making matters worse is the fact that Boston is just 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against teams from the Western Conference.

Why Bet the Golden State Warriors

If you read my pick on Golden State’s matchup against Utah, then you know I expected the Jazz to give the Dubs a very tough way to go, which they did before falling to Steph Curry and company 103-97 in overtime on Wednesday night. Steph Curry scored a game-high 31 points and Klay Thompson forced overtime with a 3- pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation. “They are amazing,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his players. “Nothing really went our way for most of the night, and they kept fighting, you know. We always compete. That’s the great thing about this team. That’s why we have this record. Our guys compete every night.” The Dubs have won six straight and 12 of their last 13 games and showed some serious commitment by digging down deep to beat Utah and stay on track to reach 73 wins. The bad news as far as the spread is concerned is that the Warriors are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their L/5 versus Eastern Conference ballclubs. Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.

Expert Betting Score and Final Prediction

Let me get right t the point by saying that Boston is in for a real uphill battle against Golden State in this contest, but I like them to cover the nearly 12-point spread. The Celtics are 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings against the Warriors while the road team in this rivalry is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the Underdog, 22-7-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings. Boston covers the spread, but just barely. My Final score prediction is Golden State 112 Boston 103