Warriors vs. Celtics Game 3 Top Bet

by | Jun 7, 2022 | nba

Golden State Warriors (66-34 SU, 51-45-4 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (64-38 SU, 56-43-3 ATS)

When: Wednesday June 08 2022, 09:00 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: N

Point Spread: GSW +3.5/BOS -3.5 (Opened BOS -3.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 212.5 (Opened at 212.5)

Money Line: Golden State 132/Boston -158

Power Rating: BOS -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams

Key Injuries

Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
James Wiseman: Knee (OUT)

Boston Celtics
Boston has no reported injuries at this time.

The Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors in game 3 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is set for 09:00 PM ET at the TD Garden.

Recent Form

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 53-29, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 25-23. Over their last five games, the Warriors have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Golden State’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Warriors’ last five opponents are giving up 104.0 points per contest. The Warriors have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 107.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.0. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, Golden State took down Boston by a score of 107-88

The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 51-31, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 at home, holding a record of 33-17. The Celtics have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Boston’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 101.0 points per game. Combined, the Celtics’ last five opponents are giving up 105.0 points per contest. The Celtics come into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 100.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 103.9. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, the team fell to Golden State by a score of 107-88.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Golden State travels to take on the Boston Celtics, the Warriors’ leading scorer is Stephen Curry. Through 64 games, Curry is averaging 25 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. As Curry gets set to take on the Celtics, he could be in line for a big game as Boston is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.03% of their games. This figure places them 25th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 26 points across his 76 games. Throughout the season, Tatum has outscored his season average in 47.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Tatum will need to do so against a Warriors defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 37.5%. This figure is good for a rank of 1st in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Boston Celtics are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 32 of Boston’s 81 games, leading to a winning percentage of 62%. So far, the Golden State Warriors have played just 1 game as the inferior offensive and defensive unit.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have met up for 4 games. In their last meeting, Golden State picked up a 107-88 win.

How the Public is Betting the Warriors vs Celtics

67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 212.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Golden State’s last 15 games when playing Boston
  • Golden State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston’s last 15 games when playing Golden State
  • Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Golden State

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into game 3 of the NBA Finals, the series is all tied up, as the Golden State Warriors won game 2 in convincing fashion. Even though the Warriors allowed Jayson Tatum to rack up 28 points, they limited role players such as Al Horford and Marcus Smart to just 2 points apiece. On offense, Stephen Curry is off to a great start to the series, putting up another 29 points. But, with the Finals heading to Boston, the Celtics are now the 3.5-point home favorite. Even though Boston hasn’t been dominant at home, I expect the Celtics to pick up the win and cover the spread in game 3. Look for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to get some help from key contributors such as Grant Williams, who has been much better at TD Garden. Bankroll running low? Fix that problem and bet alll of your NBA Finals predictions for FREE by scoring a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit up to $500 when you use bonus promo code PREDICTEM when you sign up and deposit at Betnow Sportsbook!