Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 17


By Lester Mackay | December 16, 2021, 3:39 pm

The Golden State Warriors (23-5) are 3.5-point favorites for their contest with the Boston Celtics (14-14) on December 17, 2021, when two of the biggest stars in the NBA — the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum — will be on show at TD Garden. The over/under is set at 214.5 in the matchup.

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Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics.

Warriors stats and betting info

Betting trends for Golden State

  • Golden State has an 18-9-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Warriors have a 13-7-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 3.5 points or more.
  • Golden State has hit the over in seven of its 28 games with a set total (25%).
  • This season, 11 of Golden State’s 28 games have gone over Friday’s total of 214.5 points.
  • The Warriors have seen a 219.4 average over/under in their games this season, 4.9 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Warriors have gone 21-4 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 84% of those games).
  • Golden State has gone 20-4 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -140 or shorter (83.3%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Warriors have an implied win probability of 58.3%.

Key players for Golden State

  • Stephen Curry: 26.9 PTS, 6.1 AST, 1.6 STL, 43.1 FG%, 39.9 3PT% (145-for-363)
  • Draymond Green: 8.3 PTS, 8.0 REB, 7.3 AST, 1.4 STL, 55.6 FG%, 30.8 3PT% (8-for-26)
  • Andrew Wiggins: 18.4 PTS, 48.8 FG%, 40.8 3PT% (60-for-147)
  • Jordan Poole: 17.9 PTS, 44.2 FG%, 33.8 3PT% (74-for-219)
  • Kevon Looney: 5.8 PTS, 54.3 FG%

Warriors Injuries: Klay Thompson: Out (Right Achilles), James Wiseman: Out (Knee)

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Celtics stats and betting info

Betting trends for Boston

  • So far this season, Golden State has compiled an 18-9-1 record against the spread.
  • The Warriors have a 13-7-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
  • Golden State games have gone over the point total in seven out of 28 opportunities (25%).
  • There have been 14 Boston games that have finished with a combined score over 214.5 points this season.
  • Celtics games have an over/under of 213.5 points this season, 1.0 point fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The Celtics have entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won four, or 30.8%, of those games.
  • Boston is 1-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +120 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 45.5% chance of a victory for the Celtics.

Key players for Boston

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.2 PTS, 8.6 REB, 42.3 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (80-for-236)
  • Dennis Schroder: 17.1 PTS, 43.8 FG%, 33.6 3PT% (42-for-125)
  • Al Horford: 12.2 PTS, 7.8 REB, 1.5 BLK, 45.3 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (31-for-105)
  • Marcus Smart: 10.7 PTS, 5.6 AST, 2.1 STL, 37.8 FG%, 27.3 3PT% (35-for-128)
  • Robert Williams III: 9.1 PTS, 8.1 REB, 1.7 BLK, 74.6 FG%

Celtics Injuries: Bruno Fernando: Day To Day (Back)

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