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Warriors vs Celtics Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, and Picks

Red-Hot Celtics Visit Warriors in NBA Finals Rematch

It’s fitting that after the Golden State Warriors (22-22) celebrated their 2022 NBA Finals win at the White House, they now face the Boston Celtics (33-12) at the TD Garden, the court on which they lifted the trophy. This is the second time the teams from the last season’s NBA Finals will play, with the Warriors dominating in San Francisco.

The Warriors were able to get a win on the road, only their fifth of the season, beating the Washington Wizards 127-118 on Monday, behind 41 points by Stephen Curry. That same night, the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven, beating the Charlotte Hornets 130-118, with Jayson Tatum finishing with 51 points.

Warriors vs Celtics Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, and Picks
Warriors vs Celtics Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, and Picks

Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report, and NBA lines for Warriors vs Celtics. We’ve plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.

Warriors Happy With Curry Back

It may be an understatement to say this championship defense hasn’t come without its bumps in the road for the Warriors. But, the team has fought through it, climbing back into seventh place in the Western Conference, with Curry getting back into rhythm after missing 11 games.

The Warriors are happy to have Curry back on the court. He didn’t look like his usual self in his first three games back, but facing the Wizards seemed to have changed that. He had 41 points going 6-15 from behind the arc. The crucial thing is that the Warriors have won two away games since his return, nearly half of all their road wins. Part of that is Thompson and Poole have stayed hot.

Tatum’s MVP Case

In almost every home game, Tatum is starting to get MVP chants, even sometimes on the road, as he did in Charlotte. Fifty-one points is surely a performance that will get fans on your side, but that was not the only aspect of his game on display. He finished with nine rebounds and five assists, making seven 3s.

Tatum’s opening statement for being in the MVP race is pretty simple: He is the best player on the best team. However, there is more to that, being second in points and third in points per game, averaging 31.1. Furthermore, he is first in rebounds on the Celtics and second in assists. While also being the offensive leader, he is posting a 111 defensive rating, the best of any Celtic who has played over 500 minutes.

With Jaylen Brown out, this is the time for Tatum to push his name up the MVP rankings showing he can keep the team afloat without his usual co-star. The way he has been playing, it will be hard to keep his name out of the conversation, even with such a deep group of players fighting for the award.

Warriors vs Celtics Game Injuries

Warriors vs Celtics Head-to-Head

The Warriors beat the Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, winning the last three games and closing the series in six. The Warriors then won the first game this season, 123-107, with Curry and Thompson combining for 66 points.

Warriors vs Celtics Game Information

  • Game: Warriors (22-22) vs Celtics (33-12)
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 19th, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Warriors vs Celtics Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Warriors vs Celtics Betting Lines

Warriors vs Celtics Picks & Prediction

This is going to be a challenging game for the Warriors. The Celtics did not nearly respond to the call like they may have wanted the first time these teams played since the NBA Finals. Even with Brown possibly out, the Celtics have been great at home, and Tatum could be looking for revenge after his first 50-point game.

The Warriors are also one of the worst road teams, having a record of 5-17, while the Celtics are 17-5 at home.

The Boston Celtics are listed at -240 in our Las Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Celtics, you have a chance to win $42. The Golden State Warriors is +200, offering a chance to win $200 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Boston Celtics a 70.59% chance to win, with the Golden State Warriors at 33.33%.

Warriors vs Celtics Edge

Warriors vs Celtics Results

Warriors vs Celtics Game Summary

Celtics vs Warrios Previous Game (Dec. 10, 2022)

The Boston Celtics go for a fourth straight win when they take on the host Golden State Warriors in a matchup of the teams that played in the 2022 NBA Finals on Saturday night. Boston is coming off a rout of the Phoenix Suns on the road and has the best record in the NBA, leading the Atlantic Division by 6½ games.

Golden State has dropped two straight and is in fourth place in the Pacific Division, a half-game behind the third-place LA Clippers. Both teams would like to send a message with a win in this matchup, so before you decide how you want to wager on the game, read through our NBA betting preview.

Celtics vs Warriors Game Summary

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