Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 16 (6/16): NBA

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 16 (6/16): NBA

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Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Celtics money line -165
Celtics spread -3.5 (-110)
Warriors money line +140
Warriors spread +3.5 (-110)
Over / under 212

2021-2022 season stats

  Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors
Record 65-40 68-35
Road / home record 34-18 26-24
Streak L2 W2
Points per game 110.92 111.57
Points allowed per game 103.85 106.05
Rebounds per game 45.48 45.34
Rebounds allowed per game 43.50 42.35
Over / under record 51-53-1 47-54-2


The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics will play the Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Warriors took the win 104-94 on Game 5 at San Francisco to take the lead on the series 3-2. Wiggins had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 21 points.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 34-18 at home with a 65-40 record ranking second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are 20-15 against teams in the Western Conference. Boston is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 110.92 points while shooting 45.5% from the field.

Tatum is scoring 26.9 points per game with 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 48.8% over the last 10 games for Boston.

In the playoffs, the Celtics are 14-9, averaging 106.2 points, 42.8 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.5 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.7 points.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-24 on the road ranking first in the Western Conference with a 68-35 record overall. The Warriors have gone 23-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Golden State ranks eighth in the NBA allowing just 106.5 points per game while holding opponents to 42.35% shooting.

Stephen Curry is averaging 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 4.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.

In the playoffs, the Warriors are 15-6, averaging 112.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points.


Golden State are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Boston.

Golden State are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.

Boston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing at home against Golden State.


This seems like a series destined to 7 games. The Warriors have won 2 games in a row and were capable of steal the win at Boston in Game 4 where the Celtics were dominating but they cameback and win the game. This is the first time the Celtics have lost 2 in a row in the playoffs and bench players like Derrick White who is key for the team, had an awful game 5 scoring only 1 point in 21 minutes played, so expect the Celtics bench to play better at home and help the team to force this series to a Game 7. Take the Celtics.

PICK: Celtics -3.5 (-110)

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