Celtics vs Warriors Odds, Prediction: 2022 NBA Finals Picks, Game 5 Best Bets by Expert on 39-17 Roll


Celtics vs Warriors Odds, Prediction: 2022 NBA Finals Picks, Game 5 Best Bets by Expert on 39-17 Roll

Two splits have evened out the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics as the deciding Game 5 arrives Monday night. The series switches back to San Francisco, where Golden State dropped Game 1 but rallied for the Game 2 win. Boston then won Game 3 at home before the Warriors hit back in Game 4 on Friday. Stephen Curry broke out for 43 points in Friday’s 107-97 win.

Tipoff for Game 5 is scheduled for 9pm ET at the Chase Center. The latest Celtics vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Golden State as the four-point favorite. The over-under for the total score is 210.5, the lowest total in the series to date. Before you decide on Warriors vs. Celtics, be sure to check out SportsLine pundit Zack Cimini’s NBA predictions.

A Las Vegas handicapper who’s never afraid to defy conventional wisdom, Cimini excels at multiple sports. In the last 36 NBA picks, Cimini is 23-13 and has netted players nearly $900 to $100. He also has an amazing 39-17-1 run with his last 57 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, and has netted players nearly $1,800-$100.

Now Cimini has his sights set on Celtics vs. Warriors and has just laid out his tips and NBA playoff predictions. You can now go to SportsLine to see his selection. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Celtics:

  • Distribution of Celtics vs. Warriors: Golden State -4
  • Celtics vs. Warriors Over-Under: 210.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Warriors moneyline: Boston +145, Golden State -170
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  • BOS: The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games played on Monday
  • GS: The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite

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Why the Celtics can mark

Guard Marcus Smart is a perimeter shutdown defender for Boston. Smart has great recovery speed with the power to challenge opposing players. The Oklahoma State product is also a confident playmaker who isn’t afraid to do the dirty work for the Celtics. He has scored at least 18 points in three of the four games played so far. In Game 4, Smart had 18 points, four rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Center Robert Williams III (questionable, knee) brings down an athletic presence with good length. The Texas A&M product is an instinctive shot blocker capable of protecting multiple positions. The 2018 first-round pick is an excellent rebounder who runs well on the ground. He’s a threat for alley-oops and putbacks. He has taken down at least 10 boards in consecutive games while deflecting at least two shots in all four games.

Why the Warriors can cover

Curry’s dominance was fully demonstrated in Game 4 as he nailed 7 of 14 3-point attempts and 14 of 26 off the field. He certainly carries the team, but it’s not just a one-man show. Andrew Wiggins (16.5 ppg in the series), Klay Thompson (17.3 ppg) and Jordan Poole (12.5 ppg) all scored extra points.

Draymond Green is struggling, but Kevon Looney is stepping up and hitting 72.2 percent of his field goals for the series and averaging 8.5 boards. Golden State has a 31-19-2 record against the home spread for the season. The Warriors were even better at home in the 2022 NBA playoffs, going 6-2 ATS.

How to make Warriors vs Celtics picks

For Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals, Cimini hunches over totals, but also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the range a must. He only shares at SportsLine what it is and which side of the Warriors vs. Celtics is splayed backwards.

So who wins Celtics vs. Warriors? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Warriors vs. Celtics series you need to jump to, all from the pundit who wrecked his NBA picks and find out.

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