A contest between two of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams will see the Boston Celtics (33-12) host the Golden State Warriors (22-22) at TD Garden on January 19, 2023. The Celtics are second in points per game (118.8), and the Warriors are fourth (117.5). Boston is a strong favorite, by 6.5 points. A 240.5-point over/under has been installed for the matchup.
How to bet Celtics vs. Warriors
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -252 odds to pick up the win, while the Warriors are listed at +208 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 240.5 points.
Celtics vs. Warriors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, January 19, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Trends
The Celtics have 25 wins against the spread in 45 games this year. Boston has been victorious in 31, or 72.1%, of the 43 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over on 24 of 44 set point totals.
The Warriors are 20-23-1 against the spread this season. Golden State has put together a 5-10 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Warriors games this season have gone over the total in 26 of 44 opportunities (59.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. Warriors Injury Report
Warriors: JaMychal Green: Out (Leg), Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip), Jonathan Kuminga: Out (Foot), James Wiseman: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston owns a top-five offense this season, ranking second-best in the league with 118.8 points per game. Defensively, it ranks 11th with 112.3 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Celtics have performed better at home this season, posting 122 points per game, compared to 115.7 per game in away games. The Celtics have seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 118.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.6 points fewer than the 118.8 they’ve scored this year.
Boston ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.6 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks eighth with a 37.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.5% two-pointers (accounting for 63.2% of the team’s buckets) and 47.5% threes (36.8%).
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
Offensively, Golden State is the fourth-best team in the NBA (117.5 points per game). But on defense it is fifth-worst (117.9 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Warriors are averaging 3.3 more points per game at home (119.2) than on the road (115.9). While the Warriors are posting 117.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their previous 10 games, tallying 120.5 a contest.
In 2022-23 Golden State is best in the NBA in 3-point makes (16.3 per game), and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (37.4%). In 2022-23, the Warriors have taken 51.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 48.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 61.6% of the Warriors’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 38.4% have been 3-pointers.
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