Celtics @ Warriors: Golden State set to host struggling Celtics
Celtics @ Warriors NBA odds spreads and predictions
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will square off at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.
After a 107-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night, the Celtics followed it up with a loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
Point guard Kyrie Irving finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Celtics in the 115-104 loss to Houston.
Al Horford contributed 19 points, six rebounds and two assists, Marcus Smart added 18 points, four rebounds and six assists, and Jayson Tatum chipped in 12 points and five rebounds for the Celtics.
When is it? Tuesday March 5th
What time is tip off? 10:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Oracle Arena
Which channel is it on? TNT
After suffering back-to-back losses, the Golden State Warriors rebounded with a big road victory on Saturday night.
Kevin Durant finished with 34 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Steph Curry added 28 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals for the Warriors in a 120-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
DeMarcus Cousins contributed 25 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block, and Draymond Green chipped in six points, nine rebounds, 10 assists and three steals for the Warriors.
Celtics @ Warriors Spread
The Golden State Warriors are giving the Celtics 7.5 points in this basketball game.
Roll with the Celtics and the points in this one. I believe after a poor showing against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, Boston will try its best to rebound against the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Take Boston and the points here.
Celtics @ Warriors Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at 235 total points.
My final score prediction: Golden State Warriors 124, Boston Celtics 119.
Roll with the over in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
Both the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will be battling for home-court advantage in their respective playoff races when they face off on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
Despite the loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, Boston (38-26) was able to enter the week only 2 1/2 games behind the Philadelphia 76ers (40-23) in a battle for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors (44-19) have just a slim 1 1/2-game margin over the Denver Nuggets (42-20). Golden State will host the Nuggets on Friday night.
The Warriors and Celtics were in a battle in Boston back in January, as Golden State came away with a 115-111 victory. Six players scored 20 or more points in the game. Kevin Durant led Golden State with 33 points and Kyrie Irving had 32 points for the Celtics.
The Warriors are expected to re-sign Andrew Bogut in the near future. The center finished his season in Australia and he is interested in coming back to the NBA.
Bogut played four seasons for the Warriors, helping them win the 2015 championship.