Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 14, 2022

Can the Boston Celtics force a deciding Game 7 in the NBA Finals when they host the Golden State Warriors for Game 6 on Thursday?

Golden State
53-29
AT
June 16, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-31
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +147
Over / Under o +211.5

57%

Betting Action

43%

Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -177
Over / Under u +211.5

57%

Betting Action

43%

The Golden State Warriors are one win away from winning the NBA championship as the Finals shifts back to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday.  Canadian Andrew Wiggins sparked the Warriors to a 104-94 Game 5 win and 3-2 series lead on Monday.

The Celtics are 4-point favourites to win Game 6, with a total of 210.5 on the NBA odds.

Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

Golden State split Games 3 and 4 in Boston, but they still don’t boast the best record in Beantown, going 4-8 straight up in their last 12 games at TD Garden.  They’re 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, but it’s worth noting that they’re just 2-6 ATS in their last eight on the road.  The total has gone Under in eight of the Warriors last 12 games in Boston.

The Celtics are 13-7 SU in their last 20 home games and 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against Western Conference opponents.  They’re a solid bounce-back team, going 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.  The total has gone Under in six of Boston’s last nine games, including three of five games in this series.

Golden State now sits as a -417 favourite to win the series, while the Celtics are +276 underdogs.  The Warriors are +128 to win in seven games and +148 to win in six.  Boston is +295 to win in seven games, which is obviously better value than betting them to win the series outright, despite it being the same result.  Steph Curry is a -526 favourite to win Finals MVP, while Jayson Tatum is the second-favourite at +240.

Golden State Warriors

Wiggins chose a great time to have the best game of his career in Game 5 on Monday as the Warriors finally took some pressure off Curry.  Wiggins finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Klay Thompson added 21 points to put Golden State on the verge of their fourth NBA championship since 2015.  Thompson shot 7 for 14 with five three-pointers.  Heading into Game 5, Thompson was shooting just 35.8 per cent, the lowest for any NBA Finals he has played in.

After dropping 43 points in Game 4, Curry had 16 points and eight assists in Game 5, but finished 0 for 9 from three-point range.  It broke a streak of 132 straight postseason games (233 regular season and postseason games combined) with at least one three-pointer.  The last time Curry played a game without making a three was when he went 0 for 4 in a 134-111 loss against the Bucks on Nov. 18, 2018.

Boston Celtics

Tatum was the high scorer for the game, finishing with 27 points and 10 rebounds.  Marcus Smart added 20 points, while Jaylen Brown had 18 points and nine rebounds.  Brown was 5-of-18 shooting and missed all five of his three-point attempts.  Robert Williams III had 10 points and eight rebounds, while Al Horford added nine points and nine boards.

The team finished 11 of 32 from beyond the arc, but sloppy play led to them turning the ball over 18 times.  Boston had a 23-21 rebounding edge in the first half and finished the game 47-39 on the boards.  It was the first time the Celtics have dropped consecutive games in this postseason.

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