When the Boston Celtics meet the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals 2022 Game 2, they have a chance to take back control of the NBA Finals in 2022. On Thursday, Boston won Game 1 120-108 due to the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA history. For the Celtics, veteran Al Horford finished with 24 points, including six 3-pointers in his first NBA Finals game.
The Chase Center in San Francisco will host the game at 8 p.m. ET. The Warriors are 4.5-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Warriors vs. Celtics odds, with the over-under set at 214.5. You should check out SportsLine expert Zack Cimini’s predictions before making any Celtics vs. Warriors picks for the NBA Finals 2022.
Cimini is a multi-sport handicapper in Las Vegas who isn’t afraid to go against the trend. Cimini is 22-11 in his last 33 NBA picks, returning nearly $800 to $100 players. He’s also on an amazing 38-16-1 run with his previous 55 Celtics against-the-spread picks, returning nearly $1,800 to $100 players.
Cimini has already set his sights on the Celtics vs. Warriors matchup and has already made his NBA playoff picks. To see his choices, go to SportsLine right now. The following are some NBA odds and betting lines for the Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Finals 2022:
- Celtics vs. Warriors spread: Golden State -4.5
- Celtics vs. Warriors over-under: 214.5 points
- Celtics vs. Warriors money line: Boston +170, Golden State -200
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- BOS: Celtics are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog
- GS: Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss
The opening game of the NBA Finals had a sizzling start and a wild end, taking basketball bettors on a wild ride. Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2022 between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is going to be held on June 5.
Boston drew first blood in the NBA Finals 2022, winning Game 1 by a score of 12 after an exciting fourth quarter. Golden State has been placed as a 4-point favorite by the bookies on Sunday night, anticipating a comeback.
Celtics vs Warriors NBA Finals 2022 Game 2 odds
The Warriors opened as 4-point home favorites for Game 2 following Game 1 and have been bet up to -4.5 in most markets. After some up-and-down movement, the total for Game 2 Over/Under was set at 215.5, and after some up-and-down movement, it was set at that original total as of Sunday Morning.
Why the Celtics can Cover?
Boston is riding a wave of confidence after outscoring Golden State 40-16 in the fourth quarter on Thursday, including nine 3-pointers. In Game 2, the betting market has increased the spread from -3.5 to -4.5, allowing bettors to receive even more value on the Celtics. Boston has now covered the spread in 13 of its last 14 road games, becoming the first club in the 2022 NBA playoffs to defeat the Warriors at home.
Despite a poor effort by their hero, the Celtics were able to pull off the upset, which bodes well for their hopes of adding another win on Sunday. Steph Curry finished with 34 points, while Jayson Tatum went 3 of 17 from the floor for the Warriors. In the last six meetings between these teams, Boston has gone 5-0-1 against the spread.
Why the Warriors can cover?
Curry, a two-time MVP, is an excellent shooter from all over the court, with long-range and the ability to catch fire quickly. The eight-time All-Star has the arsenal to crush everyone who stands in his way, as he showed in Game 1. Curry scored 21 points in the first quarter, going 6-for-7 from three. He finished with 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists in the game. Klay Thompson, a guard on the perimeter, is another knockout shooter. Thompson has played in several big-time games and understands what it’s like to be under pressure.
The five-time All-Star can heat up in the blink of an eye, and Golden State will need him to do so in Game 2. Thompson has a smooth shooting stroke and excellent defensive instincts. In Game 1, he scored 15 points and went 3-for-7 from deep.