The Golden State Warriors have a chance to clinch the series win when they go on the road to take on the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Warriors defended their home court in Game 5 and secured a 104-94 victory. Boston will look to do the same and force a Game 7. Robert Williams III (knee) is questionable for Boston. Golden State lists Otto Porter Jr. (foot) and Andre Iguodala (knee) as questionable.
Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET at TD Garden. Caesars Sportsbook lists Boston at -4 in the latest Warriors vs. Celtics odds. The over-under for total points is set at 210. Before locking in any Celtics vs. Warriors picks, be sure to see the NBA Finals 2022 predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has locked in its Warriors vs. Celtics picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Celtics vs. Warriors:
- Warriors vs. Celtics spread: Boston -4
- Warriors vs. Celtics over-under: 210 points
- Warriors vs. Celtics money line: Boston -170, Golden State +145
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- BOS: The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last five Thursday games
- GS: The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall
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Why the Celtics can cover
Forward Jaylen Brown has been one of the most impactful players on the court for Boston. Brown is extremely athletic and explosive which he uses to his advantage. The California product knows how to finish through contact but can step back and knock down a jumper with ease. He’s averaging 21.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game during the 2022 NBA Finals. Brown has logged 20-plus points in three of the five games played thus far.
Guard Marcus Smart is one of the best defensive guards in the NBA. He’s a smart, heady defender who plays with physicality. The Oklahoma State product can also space the floor due to his reliable jumper. Smart has a knack for steals and can pile up them up in a hurry. He has scored 18-plus points in four of his last five games.
Why the Warriors can cover
Guard Klay Thompson is known for his Game 6 performances. Thompson is a pure, knockdown shooter with an effortless stroke. The five-time All-Star can score in bunches and is fairly well-rounded. Thompson plays superb defense and gives maximum effort. He’s averaging 18 points, 1.2 steals and is shooting 36 percent from three. In his last outing, Thompson logged 21 points and knocked down five 3-pointers.
Guard Jordan Poole provides Golden State with scoring off the bench. Poole is a natural shooting guard and a great athlete. The Michigan product can score at three levels and owns solid ball handles. Poole has scored 14-plus points in three of his last four games. In his last outing, he dropped 14 points and shot 3-for-6 from downtown.
How to make Celtics vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 213 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get that NBA Finals pick at SportsLine.
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