Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics - 4/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (30-26) vs Golden State Warriors (28-28)
Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -3.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics meet Saturday in NBA action at the TD Garden
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.7 points and 5.9 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.6 points and 3.4 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 12-4 in Warriors last 16 road games. The under is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 overall. The Warriors are 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 15.6 points while shooting 51.1 percent from the field. However, the Warriors are still relying on Curry to play out of his mind and usually that's not enough against better teams with depth. The Boston Celtics have put together some nice wins this week and they're back at home where they win by an average of 4.1 points. I'll lay the small chalk with the Celtics.