Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Game 5 Betting Preview & Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Game 5 Betting Preview & Prediction

Ryan Knuppel
2 years ago
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Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and Warriors forward Draymond Green collide during Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals

Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics takes place Monday evening, as the Warriors came through with a huge victory to even up the series.

The Warriors enter play favored with a -4 spread. Let’s take a look at what’s at stake for both teams heading into Game 5.

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Celtics Game 5 Betting Outlookok

Stephen Curry is coming off arguably his best performance in an NBA Finals game, as he dropped 43 points on 14-of-26 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and four assists.

Curry had his way from downtown, as he splashed him seven 3-pointers.

Klay Thompson is appearing to get his stroke back, as he finished with 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Andrew Wiggins provided 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Wiggins has been the x-factor for the Warriors throughout the Finals, as he’s been tasked with picking up some of the scoring when his team needs it and taking on the defensive assignment of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Draymond Green continues to shoot the ball very poorly, but he contributed in the other areas that makes him one of the better well-rounded players in the league with nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

Kevon Looney has also continued to bring the energy on both sides for this team, as he had six points and 11 rebounds in Game 5.

For the Warriors to go up 3-2 in this series, they’ll need Curry to continue going off and the role players just continuing to play well within the confines of their role.

NBA Finals Game 5 Betting Pick: Warriors Win

Jayson Tatum had 23 points on 8-of-23 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Game 4.

Tatum has been putting up solid numbers, but it’s clear that he’s been bothered by Wiggins when Wiggins serves as the primary defender on him.

Jaylen Brown had 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting, as he’s continuing to thrive as a go-to scorer for this Celtics team. Marcus Smart put up 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in Game 4.

The Celtics will go as far as Tatum and Brown can take them, as both of them are adept at creating their own offense and hunting for shots anywhere on the court.

If Boston wants to go up 3-2 in this series, they’re also going to need their defensive group to really step up and try and limit the amount of threes Curry attempts throughout a game. If Curry gets into a rhythm, he’s obviously very tough to stop.

NBA Finals Game 4 Betting Pick: Warriors Win

Heading back to the Bay, the Warriors should be motivated to take the series lead and feed off the energy of their home crowd.

Curry has been sensational these entire Finals, and if the Warriors were to win the series, he’d almost certainly be the Finals MVP.

Expect the Warriors to establish a rhythm early and ultimately take this game to move them closer to their fourth championship in less than a decade.

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