Two heavyweights square off in Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals when the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors play Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Golden State as the 3.5-point favorite in the latest Celtics vs. Warriors odds, while the Over-Under is set at 211.5 (see updated odds for each game this week on our odds page NBA).
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The model knows Boston forward Jayson Tatum is a three-tier scorer with plenty of moves to beat his man. Tatum has strong grips while being able to dim the open man. The Duke product is an instinctive force that constantly arrives in its place on the court. Tatum is averaging a team-best 27 points with 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
The model also knows that Golden State guard Stephen Curry is an offensive assassin due to his elite reach and ability to shoot. Curry will stop from anywhere with the utmost confidence. The eight-time All-Star is an extremely creative passer and looks to orchestrate the Warriors offense. Curry can easily burn down any one-on-one defender. The three-time NBA champion leads the team in scoring (25.9) and steals (1.1) while shooting 38% from downtown.
Now he has set his sights on the Celtics against the Warriors. We can tell you that the model looks at the total, and it also says one side of the gap hits in more than 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before you lock in the NBA picks.
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Here are the Celtics vs Warriors computer picks. Simulations run every 15 minutes and are subject to change. SportsLine members can still get the latest picks on the game predictions page.
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors | 6/02 | 9 p.m. ET (see Celtics vs. Heat tickets on StubHub)
Against the spread
Choose: Warriors -3.5
Golden State covers 66% of simulations
Choose: Over 211.5
Over hits in 51% of simulations
Projected final score: Warriors 111, Celtics 102
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