After an amazing performance in the fourth quarter of Game 1, the Boston Celtics were able to snatch home-court advantage from the Golden State Warriors. The thing is that the Celtics lost four out of their last seven games at TD Garden.
There’s also the fact that the Warriors are highly motivated after winning Game 2 by 19 points. Stephen Curry led the way with 29 points. He was one of five Golden State players to finish with 10+ points. That includes Jordan Poole, who contributed 17 points from the bench. I still can’t believe Poole didn’t win the Most Improved Player award.
Anyway, Jason Tatum led the Celtics’ efforts with 28 points. The big difference from the first game was that Al Horford only scored two points (26 in Game 1). Plus, head coach Ime Udoka threw the towel at the beginning of the fourth quarter. With the next two games at home, he preferred to rest most of the starters.
As mentioned before, Boston lost four of its last seven games at home, including two games in the Eastern Conference final against the Miami Heat. Jaylen Brown isn’t worried about that.
“Everything that happened in the last series and the series before, who cares. Right now, we’re here playing a different opponent, a different team, and we’ve got to look at it as such. We’ve got to come out and play our best version of basketball because we’re capable of doing it,” Brown said to the media.
He’s not wrong. Playing at home is enough for the Celtics to come in as the NBA betting favorites by 3½ points. They’re 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against an opponent in the Pacific Division. Not having any major injury concerns also has a lot to do with it. Robert Williams is questionable but expected to play. As for the Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II are questionable. On other hand, James Wiseman is out.
The total is set at 212½ points. Keep in mind that the total went under in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two when playing in Boston.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Game Information
- Date: 06/08/2022
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: TD Garden, Boston
- How to Watch Warriors vs Celtics: ABC
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Warriors vs Celtics Betting Lines
Warriors are +135 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135. On the other side, Celtics are -155 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $65.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Warriors at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Celtics have 60.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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