Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Game 5 Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 12, 2022

The NBA Finals is deadlocked at two games apiece as the series shifts back to Golden State for Game 5 on Monday night.

Boston
51-31
AT
June 13, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Chase Center
Golden State
53-29
Pointspread +3.5 -110
Moneyline +139
Over / Under o +211.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

Pointspread -3.5 -110
Moneyline -167
Over / Under u +211.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

The Golden State Warriors picked up a much-needed 107-97 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday and they now head back to San Francisco for Monday’s Game 5 with the series knotted at two games apiece.

The Warriors are 3.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 212.0.

Celtics vs. Warriors NBA Betting Odds

This has been a back-and-forth series with the teams alternating wins as well as the Over/Under.

Despite the Game 4 defeat, Boston has still put together an impressive 9-2 straight up record in their last 11 games against Western Conference opponents.  They’ve also been a great cover option on the road, going 13-2 against the spread in their last 15 games away from TD Garden.  The Celtics currently sit as slim +120 underdogs to win the series.  Their favoured method of victory is winning in six games at +276.

Golden State has been absolutely dominating at home with a 12-1 SU record in their last 13 games at Chase Center, although that one loss is obviously the Game 1 defeat in this series.  They’re a solid 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and they’ve hit the Over in four of their last six contests.  The Warriors are -161 on the series line and their favoured method of victory is winning in seven games at +170.

Through four games of this series, Steph Curry sits as a -185 favourite to win his first career NBA Finals MVP.  Four Boston players round out the top five, including Jayson Tatum (+130), Jaylen Brown (+475) and long shots Marcus Smart (+3958) and Al Horford (+8110).  Canadian Andrew Wiggins is +9860.

Boston Celtics

A poor fourth quarter was the difference-maker for Boston in Game 4.  The Celtics trailed by just one point heading into the final period, but a brutal 10-0 run by Golden State, in which Boston missed six straight shots, killed their chances at overtaking the lead.  Tatum led the team with 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, but he only managed one basket in the fourth despite playing the entire quarter.  Brown had 21 points and Smart added 18.

Robert Williams III finished with a team-high 12 rebounds in 31 minutes of action.  Williams was listed as questionable due to a knee injury that has kept him out of multiple playoff games.  He was noticeably limping in the second half of Game 4, but he is still listed as probable to play Game 5.

Golden State Warriors

If the Warriors win this series, it’s all but guaranteed Curry gets the Finals MVP.  The superstar point guard had another big performance in Game 4, scoring a game-high 43 points and also added 10 rebounds.  It was the highest individual point total in this series and only the third time any player has hit the 30-point mark in a game (Curry had 34 points in Game 1 and 31 points in Game 3).  Curry hurt his ankle late in Game 3, but it didn’t seem to bother him in Game 4.  He played 41 minutes (only Wiggins had more time on the court) and made 14 of 26 shots, including seven of 14 from beyond the arc.

Klay Thompson chipped in 18 points in Game 4, while Wiggins added 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.  Golden State has outscored Boston by a combined score of 136-87 in the Finals.

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