The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will resume their tantalizing 2022 NBA Finals series when they face each other after two days of rest on Monday night. Golden State regained home-court advantage with its road win on Friday night, as star guard Steph Curry poured in 43 points. The Celtics have gone 7-0 in their seven games following a loss in the 2022 NBA playoffs, however.
Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET from the Chase Center in San Francisco. Golden State is listed as four point favorites in the latest Celtics vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the over-under set at 210.5. Before locking in any Warriors vs. Celtics picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine expert Zack Cimini.
A Las Vegas handicapper who's never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Cimini excels in multiple sports. Over the past 36 NBA picks, Cimini is 23-13, returning almost $900 to $100 players. He is also on an amazing 39-17-1 run with his last 57 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, returning almost $1,800 to $100 players.
Now, Cimini has set his sights on Celtics vs. Warriors, and just locked in his picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Celtics:
- Celtics vs. Warriors spread: Golden State -4
- Celtics vs. Warriors over-under: 210.5 points
- Celtics vs. Warriors money line: Boston +145, Golden State -170
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- BOS: The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games played on Monday
- GS: The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite
Why the Celtics can cover
This series has been a back-and-forth affair, with the teams alternating between wins and losses in the first four games. Golden State needed one of the best performances of Curry's career on Friday night in order to mask its other deficiencies and tie the series. Boston still has more ways to win than Golden State, as it has better defense and a more balanced scoring attack.
Jayson Tatum has been bouncing back from poor performances throughout the playoffs, so the Celtics can expect a better outing from him on Monday night. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson continues to struggle for the Warriors, scoring less than 20 points in seven of his last nine games. Curry needs another massive game if Golden State is going to take the series lead, but Boston is the safer team to back in Game 5. The Celtics have covered the spread in 13 of their last 15 road games.
Why the Warriors can cover
Boston has bounced back from every loss in this year's playoffs, but this will be its toughest task yet. The Warriors have only lost one home game this postseason, going 12-1 through their first 13 games. Their experience proved to be too much for an inexperienced Boston team on Friday night, and there is no reason that will change on Monday.
Curry is now averaging 34.3 points per game in the series, which is the fourth-highest mark for a player in the NBA Finals over the last 15 years. Golden State continues to dominate the third quarter, outscoring Boston 136-87 in the first four games. The Celtics do not have experience to rely upon in a huge road game, so that will be a massive hurdle for them to overcome.
How to make Warriors vs. Celtics picks
For Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2022, Cimini is leaning over on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He's only sharing what it is, and which side of the Warriors vs. Celtics spread to back, at SportsLine.
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