Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 2/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-3)
The Golden State Warriors (11-9) host the Boston Celtics (10-8) at Chase Center on Tuesday. The spread on this contest has Boston as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.5.
The Boston Celtics faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-95 in their last contest. Boston wrapped up the game having earned a 48.8% field goal percentage (40 of 82) and made 6 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Celtics converted 9 of 14 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 42 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists for the contest in addition to having 10 steals and 6 blocked shots. When talking about the defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the field on 37 out of 84 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 20 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Lakers collected 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 19 attempts. They also converted 9 of 31 shots from long range.
Jayson Tatum is someone who played a role in this matchup. He racked up 30 points on 12 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:47 mins and collected 9 boards. Tatum shot 66.7% from the field and totaled 3 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Celtics was Jaylen Brown. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also tallied 3 dimes. He finished the contest at 68.4% from the floor in the game by shooting 13-of-19 (28 points). Overall, Brown was on the hardwood for 37:57 minutes.
Boston will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-8 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a group are committing 20.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Boston is pulling down 44.3 boards per contest and has 410 assists so far this year, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are connecting on 37.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (215 of 570) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.6 pts per game (16th in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor. Defensively, the Celtics are forcing 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 8th in the league in PPG allowed (109.2). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (280 of 354) and they surrender 42.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 404 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Golden State Warriors got the victory with a final of 118-91 against the Detroit Pistons. The Warriors snagged 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this contest. They also blocked 5 shots while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Pistons committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 7 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Golden State converted 17 of their 36 attempts (47.2%). When all was said and done, the Warriors ended up going 47 out of 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Warriors allowed the Pistons to convert 29 out of 77 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 37.7% for this game. They went 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 9 out of 36 and finished the contest at 24 of 32 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Golden State permitted Detroit to collect 39 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry ended up being important for the Warriors for this contest. He made 11 out of 17 for this game for a field goal percentage of 64.7%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Curry collected 5 boards in his 29:57 minutes of playing time and accumulated 7 dimes for this contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He racked up 20 points in 25:28 minutes on the hardwood by way of 8 of 17 shooting in the game. Wiggins finished going 47.1% from the field while contributing 3 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 11-9 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Warriors are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. Golden State has tallied 2,248 points so far this season (112.4 per game) and they pull in 44.2 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 26.5 times per contest (6th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest. The Warriors are responsible for committing 23.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.0% from the charity stripe. The Warriors are ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed per contest with 113.3. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (2nd in the league). The Golden State defense allows 36.1% on shots from distance (253 of 700) and their opposition makes 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 23.3 assists and 49.0 boards per game, which is 8th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-3)
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