One of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference will go out West to take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. The Boston Celtics are one of the favorites in the East and they’ll get to prove themselves against the Warriors at 10 PM ET on ESPN.
The Celtics come into this contest with a record of 41-28 (35-33-1 ATS), good enough for fifth place in the East and an automatic berth in the playoffs if they started today. Boston’s +5.6 point differential is tops in the conference and a full point better than the East-leading Miami Heat at the moment. Miami is four games up on the Celtics with less than a month to go in the regular season.
The Warriors (47-22 SU, 35-30-4 ATS) are even better than Boston at +6.5, but their fortunes have been up and down since Draymond Green was lost to a back injury. Green is back on the court now and logged 20 minutes in Golden State’s 126-112 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Andre Iguodala (back) remains out indefinitely for Golden State, while Gary Payton II (knee) is still day-to-day.
Jay’s Pick: This Warriors team is tough to beat when healthy and at home. They have covered five straight and look to be the team to beat in the West.
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