Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (hip) and guard Stephen Curry (ankle) are listed for Saturday night’s home game against the Boston Celtics.
Other players on Golden State’s injury report include Andre Iguodala (hip) and Andrew Wiggins (hamstring). Iguodala will remain indefinitely. Wiggins will also miss this matchup at Chase Center.
Based on several NBA betting sites, the Warriors have the third-best odds to win the championship in 2023. Few sportsbooks are giving better odds to the Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.
The first match after the finals.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 10, 2022
Without Curry and Green, the Warriors lost 124-123 to the Utah Jazz, and Jordan Poole led the team with 36 points in 37 minutes of play. He finished 10 of 23 from the floor and knocked down four 3-pointers.
Green’s absence has hurt Golden State’s defense, which still ranks 26th overall in the league. In 23 starts this season, Green is averaging 8.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and nearly 1.0 steals per game.
Warriors forward Draymond Green (hip), Stephen Curry (ankle) could be out for Saturday night’s game against the Celtics.
As for Curry, the eight-time All-Star is averaging 30 points, 6.6 boards, 7.0 assists and 1.0 steals this season. He is also shooting 49.9% from the field and 43.2% from beyond the arc. The two-time Finals MVP has collected seven double-doubles in 23 starts.
The Warriors are 10-1 in their last 11 home games per popular betting trends. But they are also coming from behind. Not to mention, the total has been surpassed in nine of Golden State’s last 10 home games against Boston.
On the other hand, the Celtics are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the Warriors. Additionally, the team is 8-2 in their previous 10 games. However, Boston has won its last seven games against Western Conference opponents.
The Celtics officially announced Robert Williams for Saturday’s GSW.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) December 10, 2022
Boston is 21-5 (17-9 ATS) this season and 10-3 on the road entering Saturday night’s road game. C’s rank in the Eastern Conference standings. They are 1.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Golden State is now 13-13 (12-4 ATS) and 11-2 at home this season. The Warriors are ranked 11th in the West.
Meanwhile, the Celtics listed three players on their injury report: Al Horford (quarantine), Danilo Gallinari (ACL) and Robert Williams III (knee). Horford and Williams competed against the Warriors. And Gallinari is out for the season after tearing his left ACL in a FIBA World Cup qualifier against Georgia.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Celtics have a 59.7% chance of beating the Warriors on the road. Sportsbooks show Boston as a 2.5-point favorite at the Chase Center.