Today’s Celtics Warriors free pick will be a parlay, giving two sides. The Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics in one of the late NBA games tonight.
Boston have been struggling out of the gate and need to turn things around quickly. Part of the problem has been injuries, but they come into this game relatively healthy.
Marcus Smart, Romeo Langford and Payton Pritchard are out for Boston tonight.
James Wiseman is ruled out for GSW already. Daymond Green and Eric Paschall are listed on the injury report today, but both are probable to play against the Celtics tonight.
Game: Boston Celtics (10-8 / 10-8 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (11-9 / 10-10 ATS)
When: Tuesday, February 2nd 2021 at 10:05PM ET
Where: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Line: Celtics -2.5 Total: 226
TV Coverage: TNT
What We Have Tonight
The Celtics are only fourth place in the East. They have lost their last two games, however, both of the losses were extremely close. They lost to the Spurs (110-106) and Lakers (96-95).
Golden State are seventh in the West and are coming off a win against Detroit (118-91).
GSW have been playing well, but the schedule hasn’t been that tough. Stephen Curry ranks #5 in scoring this season (27.7 PPG), but they’re lacking a second star still with Klay Thompson out.
Wiseman is third on the team in scoring (12.2 PPG) and second in rebounds (6.1 RPG). With him out, the Warriors have even less depth, so I’m surprised this line is so low.
Boston have a great 1-2 punch. Jaylen Brown is scoring 27.1 PPG and Jayson Tatum is scoring 26.8 PPG. The Celtics problem is that they’re also lacking in secondary production.
If you look at the team’s last loss against the Lakers, Brown and Tatum combined to score 58 points, but the rest of the team was only able to score 37 points, which won’t get it done.
Celtics Warriors Free Pick
With Smart out, they need Jeff Teague to start stepping up and playing more productive minutes.
Boston have won the last three head-to-head meetings and I’ll be betting on the Celtics to cover in tonight’s Celtics Warriors free pick.
I’m also going to have a bet on under 226 points. The last nine H2H games have gone under the total. With both teams struggling to score points, this total is way too high.
Celtics Warriors Free Pick: Celtics -2.5 and Under 226 Points
Free Pick By Scott Jack