- The Boston Celtics visit the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco
- The Celtics will be without injured guards Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard
- See the player props available below
Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics visit Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
The Celtics (10-8) have lost their last two games but are favored by 2.5 points in this one with an over/under of 226. The Warriors (11-9) have won three of their last four games.
Curry is fifth in the NBA in scoring at 27.7 points a game and Brown is eighth with a 27.1 average.
Boston will be without guards Marcus Smart (strained left calf) and Payton Pritchard (sprained right knee). Both are expected to miss the five-game road trip to the West that starts Tuesday. Smart was injured Saturday in a 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at home.
Celtics vs Warriors Player Props and Odds
|Jayson Tatum (BOS)||25.5 (O -120 | U -102)||7.5 (O -134 | U +110)||5.5 (O +118 | U -144)||3.5 (O +118 | U -150)|
|Jaylen Brown (BOS)||24.5 (O -108 | U -112)||5.5 (O -120 | U -102)||3.5 (O +118 | U -144)||2.5 (O -115 | U -111)|
|Kemba Walker (BOS)||16.5 (O -118 | U -102)||3.5 (O +132 | U -162)||4.5 (O +104 | U -128)||2.5 (O +112 | U -142)|
|Stephen Curry (GS)||29.5 (O -106 | U -116)||5.5 (O +104 | U -128)||5.5 (O +100 | U -122)||4.5 (O +100 | U -128)|
|Andrew Wiggins (GS)||18.5 (O -114 | U -108)||4.5 (O -140 | U +114)||2.5 (O +122 | U -150)||1.5 (O -146 | U +114)|
|Kelly Oubre Jr. (GS)||14.5 (O -116 | U -106)||5.5 (O -128 | U +104)||N/A||1.5 (O -115 | U -111)|
Odds taken Feb. 2 from FanDuel
Curry Has Favorable Matchup
Smart is the Celtics’ defensive stopper and certainly would have drawn Curry if healthy. With Smart out, that duty will fall to a combination of Kemba Walker and Jeff Teague.
Stephen Curry Vs Kemba Walker
— Central Curry (@CentralCurry) March 31, 2019
Curry missed both games against the Celtics last season, so he has never faced Walker in a Boston uniform. When Walker played for the Charlotte Hornets, though, Curry scored at least 30 points in three of the last six games, including going off for 39 and 40.
Curry has averaged 28.1 points in 12 games against Walker while shooting 51% from the field, including 47% on 3-point attempts. Curry has also made 5.1 3s a game and leads the league in that category this season with 4.5.
The last time Curry went head-to-head with Teague, he scored 38 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018.
- The Pick: Stephen Curry over 4.5 three-pointers made (-100)
Homecoming for Brown
Playing in the Bay Area is a homecoming for Brown. He starred for one season at the University of California, winning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, before the Celtics choose him with the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Jaylen Brown’s Cal days ? pic.twitter.com/UEsaHXDtlW
— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) September 26, 2020
Brown has had to wait a while to get back to San Francisco. The Celtics made their annual trip to the Bay Area in November last season, meaning it has been almost 15 months since their last visit.
In eight career games against the Warriors, including four starts, Brown has averaged 15 points a game while shooting 47.8%. That percentage rises to 50.0 on 3s.
Brown has been remarkably consistent this season. He has scored at least 20 points in eight straight games and has at least 18 in all 18 games.
- The Pick: Jaylen Brown over 24.5 points (-108)