NBA: Golden State Warriors - Boston Celtics
- Title : NBA: Golden State Warriors - Boston Celtics
Warriors have won three of four, yet those triumphs came against the Timberwolves (twice) and the Pistons. Aside from their Jan. 18 win over the Lakers, the Warriors have regularly vacillated against the better teams. I trust Boston fits that bill, even without Marcus Smart. Search for the Celtics to improve to 7-1 in their last eight visits to Golden State.
These two teams have looked pretty similar to each other but the Celtics are the healthier basketball team so I think that this spread is too low. They have the much better offense in terms of efficiency and I think that they will be able to overwhelm the Warriors due to their scoring depth. Celtics have Brown, Tatum and Walker in the lineup once again while Warriors will be without Wiseman so I think that Boston is simply the more talented team.
Plus, Boston ranks tied for 10 in offensive efficiency while Golden State ranks 22nd in adjusted offensive efficiency so I expect Golden State to struggle scoring enough points in order to cover this spread. As a result, I think that there is some value for Boston so I will go for a win and they will cover this spread on -1. Even if Warriors have been playing extremely well lately, Boston is the better team here. Even without smart.
|Prediction||Boston Celtics -1 Line - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||04:00 : 03-Feb-21|