Warriors vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 3/3/24

Boston Celtics (47-12) vs Golden State Warriors (32-27)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -10.5 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics duke it out at the TD Garden on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Warriors vs Celtics Prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been in red-hot form as they've won 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after routing the Raptors in a 120-105 road win on Friday. Stephen Curry drained seven 3-pointers to lead the way with 25 points and six assists, Jonathan Kuminga added 24 points while Moses Moody chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 18 of 44 from the 3-point line as they struggled to contain the Raptors early on and went into halftime trailing, before they turned the tide with a pivotal 24-7 run in the third quarter to make it look easy in the end.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've won 15 of their last 17 games overall and they will gunning for an 11th straight victory after blowing past the Mavericks in a 138-110 win on Friday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 32 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Jaylen Brown added 25 points with seven rebounds and five assists while Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 24 points. As a team, the Celtics shot 55 percent from the field and a sizzling 21 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 38 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they exploded for 72 points in the second half to make it 10 straight wins.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jrue Holiday ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.9%) this season.
  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Jonathan Kuminga is one of only 16 players to have scored 30+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.1).
  • The Warriors rank 30th for fast break points (716) this season.
  • The Warriors rank 2nd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.9).

Warriors vs Celtics Prediction

The Warriors are still without Andrew Wiggins due to personal reasons and they are keeping an eye on Stephen Curry who is questionable due to left knee bursitis, while the Celtics are keeping an eye on Kristaps Porzingis who is questionable due to a left knee bruise. The Warriors are coming into this one with plenty of winning momentum, but they are massive underdogs in this one if Curry isn't able to suit up. With that being said, I'm leaning towards the surging Celtics to take advantage of a shorthanded Warriors at home where they've been so tough to beat all season.

Peter’s Pick Boston -10.5

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