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Warriors’ Draymond Green, Stephen Curry probable vs. Celtics

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Warriors Draymond Green, Stephen Curry probable vs. Celtics
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (hip) and guard Stephen Curry (ankle) are listed as probable 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 (groin). Iguodala remains out indefinitely. Wiggins will also miss this matchup at Chase Center.

Based on a number of NBA betting sites, the Warriors have the third-best odds to win the championship in 2023. A few sportsbooks are giving the Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks better odds.

Without Curry and Green in the Warriors’ 124-123 loss to the Utah Jazz, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 36 points in 37 minutes of action. He finished 10 of 23 shooting from the floor and knocked down four 3-pointers.

Green’s absence hurt Golden State’s underperforming defense, which still ranks 26th overall in the league. Through 23 starts this season, Green is averaging 8.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and almost 1.0 steal per game.

Warriors forward Draymond Green (hip), Stephen Curry (ankle) are probable against the Celtics for Saturday night’s game

As for Curry, the eight-time All-Star is averaging 30 points, 6.6 boards, 7.0 assists, and 1.0 steal this season. Plus, he’s shooting 49.9% from the field and 43.2% beyond the arc. The two-time Finals MVP has amassed seven double-doubles in 23 starts.

For noteworthy betting trends, the Warriors are 10-1 in their previous 11 home games. But they are coming off back-to-back losses as well. Not to mention, the total has gone under in nine of Golden State’s last 10 home games versus Boston.

On the other side, the Celtics are 1-4 in their last five games against the Warriors. Plus, the team is 8-2 in its previous 10 games. However, Boston has won its past seven straight matchups versus Western Conference opponents.

Boston is entering Saturday night’s road game 21-5 (17-9 ATS) and 10-3 away this season. The C’s rank at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. They are ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks by 1.5 games.

Now, Golden State is currently 13-13 (12-4 ATS) and 11-2 at home this season. The Warriors rank 11th in the West.

Meanwhile, the Celtics have three players listed on their injury report: Al Horford (quarantine), Danilo Gallinari (ACL), and Robert Williams III (knee). Horford and Williams have been ruled out versus the Warriors. And Gallinari is out for the season after tearing his left ACL during a FIBA World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Celtics have a 59.7% chance of defeating the Warriors on the road. Sportsbooks show Boston as a 2.5-point favorite at Chase Center.

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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