NBA Finals Betting Preview: Will Golden State Clinch The Championship?

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors stands on court against the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena on March 27, 2022 in Washington, DC
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Golden State Warriors (67-35, 53-46-4 ATS) @ Boston Celtics (65-40, 58-45-2 ATS), 9 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Celtics are 3.5-point favorites to take a stave off elimination and even the NBA Finals at three games each. The O/U is  210.5. The Warriors won Game 5, 104-94 at Golden State, to take a 3-2 series lead. The Warriors are 7-3 straight up over their last 10 games. The Celtics are 5-5. Golden State is 47-54-2 to the Over this year and the Celtics 50-53-2.

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Warriors Trends: The Warriors are 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS against the Celtics on the road in their last 5 games. The Over is 8-2 in Warriors games after the last game stayed under the points total in their last 10 instances.

Celtics Trends: The Celtics are 8-1 ATS after they failed to cover in their last nine tries. The Celtics are 7-3 ATS against the Warriors in their last 10 games.

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Player Trends: Golden State Warriors Steph Curry (O/U 29.5 points) scored 30+ points in 10 of his 21 (47.6%) games in the playoffs (avg. 27.0). He’s scored 30+ points in 12 of his last 41 (29.3%) games against a team with a winning record. (avg. 23.6). Against Boston this series, he’s over in 3 of 5 (34-29-31-43-16).

Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (O/U 28.5 points) scored 29+ points in 10 of his 23 (43.48%) games in the playoffs (avg. 26.2). He’s scored 29+ points in 0 of his last 6 (0%) games (avg. 23.7) and  29+ points in 1 of his last 5 (20%) when his team is the favorite (avg. 25.4).