Celtics vs Warriors Free Pick 2/2/2021
CELTICS AT WARRIORS (BOS -3, 226)
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The Celtics are heading West to take on the Warriors tonight and it's going to be a high scoring affair. Marcus Smart is out for the Celtics and that takes away their best defender on the court. Meanwhile, the Warriors are starting to come into their own. The total is set at 224.5 and the spread is Boston by 3. The C's are 9-9 and the Warriors are 9-11 when it comes to flying the posted total.
I'm leaning on the total here and it has to do with not just Smart's injury but also James Wiseman. Smart is hands-down the heart and soul of the Celtics defense and they have to be more aggressive with the rock when he's out, and Wiseman has been a pretty legit defender early on this year, wracking up boards and blocks. The C's are scoring at a great clip right now, averaging 114 over their last 5, with a 140 point performance in there. The total in this one is 224.5 despite the Warriors averaging 112 and allowing 113 in the points category. I'm expecting a shootout in this one and the OVER to hit
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