Warriors vs. Celtics Game 3 Prediction
After splitting their two games in San Francisco, the Warriors and Celtics will now shift venues for Game 3 of the NBA Finals when Boston hosts Golden State at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night. With the Celtics laying 3.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 215.5, what’s the best play on the board?
521 Golden State Warriors (+3.5) at 522 Boston Celtics (-3.5); o/u 212.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 4, 2022
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Golden State Warriors DFS Notes
Draymond Green dished out seven dimes during Sunday's Game 2 win over Boston, adding nine points, five rebounds, one steal and one block over 35 minutes. Green said that one of the adjustments the Warriors needed to make following their Game 1 loss was to be more physical on defense, and he set the tone tonight, tying up Robert Williams for a jump ball in the first possession of the game. He also did a much better job picking his spots in the offense while setting up his guys, and after coughing up the rock three times in Game 1, he finished this one with just one turnover in the 107-88 statement win.
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Robert Williams (left knee soreness) is questionable to play in Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday in Boston. Williams was cleared to play in Game 2, but he only ended up playing 14 minutes. He went down after Marcus Smart fell into his knee, and he tried to play through it. He ended up not seeing much time the rest of the game, though Ime Udoka said that he is just fine. If he can't play, Grant Williams will likely slide back into the starting unit. Some of Grant Williams and Al Horford's best games this postseason have come when Robert Williams was unavailable to play.
Warriors vs. Celtics Game 3 NBA Finals
The Warriors are just 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Celtics and are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games in Boston. The Warriors have also dropped five of their last six road games, are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six NBA Finals games and are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Warriors are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 NBA Championship Games and are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a failed cover in their previous game.
NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -3.5