A sense of urgency came early for the Golden State Warriors (65-34), as they aim to bounce back and tie the series when they host the Boston Celtics (64-37) in Game 2 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Sunday. In today’s game, the Warriors come out as 4.5-point favorites against the Celtics. See more predictions in the Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Celtics +4.5 (-110)
- Celtics vs Warriors Over/Under: 215.5 points
The Celtics (56-43-2 ATS) were 7-1 SU in their last five games when playing on the road against the Warriors, and are 13-1 ATS in their last 14 matches on the road. The total has gone OVER in five of Boston’s last seven outings played in June, even as the Celtics are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six contests against the Dubs.
The Warriors (50-45-4 ATS) went 0-5 SU in their last five matches when playing at home against the Celtics, even though the total has gone UNDER in 11 of Golden State’s last 14 games against Boston. Golden State must regain its defensive identity at home, where the Dubs limited opponents to 103.18 points and 32.98% on three-point shooting if they aim to tie the series.
Boston defeated Golden State through the Dubs’ own game – the three-point shot – in pulling off a 120-108 victory in Game 1 on Thursday. The Celtics shot a scintillating 51.2% from 3-point range on Thursday, with Al Horford (six threes), Marcus Smart (four threes), Derrick White (five threes) and Jaylen Brown and Payton Pritchard (2 threes each) doing the damage.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 114 Golden State Warriors – 106 Boston Celtics
- Over/Under — OVER 215.5 points
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