Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 5 (6/5): NBA

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 5 (6/5): NBA

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Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Celtics money line +160
Celtics spread +4 (-105)
Warriors money line -185
Warriors spread -4 (-115)
Over / under 215.5

2021-2022 season stats

  Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors
Record 64-37 65-34
Road / home record 31-20 40-11
Streak W2 L1
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 50-50-1 46-51-2


The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics will play the Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Chase Center on Sunday night. The Celtics cameback from a 12 pts deficit and scored 40 points in the 4th quarter to beat the Warriors 120-108 and take the lead 1-0 on the series.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 31-20 on the road with a 64-37 record ranking second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are 19-12 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 13-6, averaging 107.8 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 101.4 points.

INJURIES: Houser is questionable.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 40-11 at home ranking first in the Western Conference with a 65-34 record overall. The Warriors have gone 20-11 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 their last 10 games the Warriors are 12-5, averaging 114.1 points, 44.8 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points.

INJURIES: Otto Porter Jr, Iguodala and Payton are questionable.


Boston are 13-1 ATS in their last 14 games on the road.

Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Golden State's last 14 games against Boston.

Golden State are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home.


The Warriors were dominating in the first 3 quarters in Game 1 but the Celtics cameback big time scoring 40 points and holding the Warriors to just 16 pts. Steve Kerr will try to make some adjustments in defense to try to stop the Celtics from long distance as they scored 63 pts from there. Expect a better game from Green and Poole and the Warriors to tie the series in Game 2.

PICK: Warriors -4 (-110)

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