Celtics vs Warriors Prediction, Selection, Odds, Distribution, Line for 2022 NBA Finals Game 4


Celtics vs Warriors Prediction, Selection, Odds, Distribution, Line for 2022 NBA Finals Game 4

This might as well be an eliminator for the Warriors, who won’t become the second team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit to win the title. In this way, Golden State feels like the smart bet. It’s the more desperate team.

However, the Boston Celtics are increasingly looking like the clearly superior team. They don’t have to compromise on their lineups while Golden State has to choose between offense and defense. The Celtics have more creators, better defense, and they’re a lot taller and more athletic.

Boston hasn’t been great at home throughout the playoffs, but Stephen Curry, shooting 49 percent on 12 3s a game in the first three games of this series, represents the puncher’s ultimate opportunity.

It’s still tight. Personally, I predicted at the outset that the Celtics would win the series in seven and I still believe in it. I think the Warriors will find a way to win Game 4 and turn it into a three-game streak stretching back to San Francisco, but most of my peers disagree. It’s hard to argue with them. Again, Boston looks like the better team.

How to watch game 4 live

  • Game: NBA Finals Game 4
  • Date: Friday June 10 | 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: TD Garden—Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ABC | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Access now)
  • Opportunities: GS +145; BOS-170; O/U 214 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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Celtics vs. Warriors Prediction, Game 4 Picks

Bill Rider: Earlier in the week, it seemed certain that the Warriors would win either of those two games in Boston. Steph Curry is Steph Curry. Klay Thompson would certainly regain his ball touch for at least one game. Draymond Green backed up his tough talk with impactful, powerful play. Jordan Poole would finally do his part. Etc. That still feels right, albeit less amid the uncertainty of Curry’s injury. Still, as far as we know, the Warriors are still the Warriors, and the NBA tends to be timely. Aside from Curry being too injured to really help, the sky most likely isn’t really falling on the Warriors – and a win puts that series and momentum back into their hands. Selection: Golden State +4 | Warriors 112, Celtics 108

Brad Botkins: It’s simple: I’m banking on Stephen Curry and the Warriors’ world-class competitiveness, which has arguably been their most important attribute over the years. This team fights. His championship life is at stake. If Boston takes a 3-1 lead, it’s over. Boston is a better team. Golden State faces disadvantages all over the place. Still, I believe in my soul that Curry is Curry and the Warriors to find a way to balance this thing by going back to San Francisco. But for that they need to get points because I don’t see that they’re going to do much to stop Boston. Selection: Golden State +4 | Warriors 118, Celtics 113

James Herbert: I’m downright uncomfortable with how confident I am with the Celtics at the moment. I originally predicted this would be a seven-game streak, and nothing about Golden State suggests it will happen. However, it seems like a familiar story is unfolding: Boston figures out exactly how to attack its opponent while that opponent searches for lineups that work on both ends. I can’t pick the Warriors unless I think they’ve figured out a winning formula *and* Steph might be tied. Selection: Boston -4 | Celtics 120, Warriors 110

Colin Ward-Henninger: A lot of people choose the Celtics, and rightly so. They physically dominated Golden State and endured great nights of shooting from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson to win Game 3. My hope for the Warriors stems from the idea that Steve Kerr spent the first three games figuring out lineup combinations and rotation patterns. He didn’t hit gold often, but I think he has enough evidence to make better calls in Game 4. They won’t be dominated again on the boards and Draymond Green will come out with the fire and passion that we saw in Game 2. There hasn’t been any competitive crunch time in this series and that’s where I feel the Warriors have the advantage . This one should be close, but I’m going to the Golden State. Selection: Golden State +4 | Warriors 103, Celtics 100

Jasmine Wimbish: I’d like to start off by saying that my point prediction was three points behind the final score for Game 3, so cheers to that. Moving on to Game 4…Steph Curry said immediately after Game 3 that he doesn’t think this foot injury will cost him a game. Then on Thursday afternoon he said he was playing Game 4. This is all great news for the Warriors. However, if he has less than 100 percent, it could be problematic for this team. Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins showed signs of life on offense in Game 3 which was encouraging, but Golden State couldn’t stop anyone on the other end of the floor. The Celtics punished the Warriors with their size, limited turnover, and played smart, solid basketball. It felt like Boston found the recipe to beat this team two more times while Golden State is still trying to figure things out. Selection: Boston -4 | Celtics 120, Warriors 112

Michael Kaskey-Blomain: I picked Golden State to win Game 3 and it didn’t go so well. The Celtics were the more physical team in Game 3, and at times they just looked too tall and athletic for Golden State to match, and that’s not necessarily something to fight back against. The other problem for the Warriors is that they struggled to find a consistent scoring outside of Steph Curry while the Celtics made more consistent contributions. Speaking of Curry, he might be limping a bit now after Al Horford landed on his leg late in Game 3. The Warriors need him to do so much and if he’s not at full power it will be difficult for them to win. Selection: Boston -4 | Celtics 112, Warriors 104

Sam Quinn: Here’s what I’ve struggled with in three games: In the regular season, almost 48 percent of Stephen Curry’s field goals were assisted. In this series, that number has been reduced to 27.3 percent. All that beautiful five-man play that Golden State relies on offensively? It’s gone. The Celtics are challenging the Warriors to beat them one-on-one and Curry is the only goalscorer capable of doing so. Jordan Poole averages 12 points per game. Klay Thompson wasn’t really a dribbler even at his peak. I just don’t see any answers to that for the Warriors. Your squad isn’t equipped for this kind of series. I expect the Celtics to start breaking up in Game 4. Selection: Boston -4 | Celtics 121, Warriors 102

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