NBA Finals Betting Preview: Warriors Eye 3-2 Series Lead?

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Boston Celtics (65-39, 58-44-2 ATS) @ Golden State Warriors (66-35, 52-46-4 ATS), 9 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Warriors are 3.5-point favorites to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. The O/U isĀ  211. The Warriors won Game 4 to tie the series 2-2, 107-97, at Boston. The Celtics are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Warriors are 7-3. Golden State is 47-53-2 to the Over this year and the Celtics 50-52-2.

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Celtics Trends: The Celtics are 10-2 against the spread (ATS) as underdogs in their last 12 games. The Celtics are 13-2 ATS on the road in their last 15 games. The Over is 4-1 in Celtics games after last game stayed under the points total in their last five instances.

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Warriors Trends: The Warriors are 2-7 ATS against the Celtics in their last nine games. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS as home favorites in their last six games. The Over is 8-1 in Warriors games after the last game stayed under the points total in their last nine instances.

Player Trends: Boston Celtics Marcus Smart (O/U 15.5 points) scored 16+ points in 10 of his 19 (52.63%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 15.5). He scored 16+ points in six of his nine (66.67%) games when his team was the underdog (avg. 17.22).

Golden State Warriors Andrew Wiggins (O/U 6.5 rebounds) recorded 7+ rebounds in 10 of his 20 (50%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 7.3). Against Boston this series, he has gone for 5-6-7-16 rebounds.