Warriors vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/19

Warriors vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/19

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Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

San Francisco, CA; Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. PST

Spread: BOS -5.5
Over/Under: 231.5

Introduction

The Boston Celtics (20-5) take on the Golden State Warriors (12-14) at the Chase Center on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. PST. This comprehensive preview explores team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with an impressive 20-5 record. Star player Jayson Tatum is having a stellar season, contributing significantly to the team's success.

Player Spotlight: J. Tatum

Jayson Tatum, the Celtics' leading scorer, averages 27.3 points per game with an outstanding 79.2% field goal percentage. His performances have been crucial in the Celtics' recent victories.

 

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors, currently 11th in the Western Conference, have a 12-14 record. Despite Steph Curry's outstanding individual performances, the team faces challenges in consistency.

Player Spotlight: S. Curry

Stephen Curry leads the Warriors with 28.0 points per game and an incredible 46.1% field goal percentage. The Warriors' success heavily relies on Curry's offensive prowess.

 

Injuries

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for the Celtics, while the Warriors will be without key players Draymond Green and Gary Payton II.

 

Recent Performances

The Celtics enter the game on a five-game winning streak, showcasing dominance against teams like Orlando, Cleveland, and New York. The Warriors have won two consecutive games against Portland and Brooklyn.

 

Prediction

Expect the Boston Celtics to extend their winning streak and cover the -5.5 points spread against the Golden State Warriors. The Celtics, with Jayson Tatum leading the charge, possess a well-rounded team that can exploit the Warriors' defensive vulnerabilities.

The Celtics' recent performances and their ability to control the game, combined with the absence of key players for the Warriors, make the prediction favoring the Celtics to win and cover the spread a strong choice.

 

Pick: Boston Celtics to Win and Cover the -5.5 Points Spread

 

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