Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Game 2 NBA Playoffs Finals betting preview and prediction

The first game of the 2022 NBA Finals was one for the history books with a huge turnaround in the last quarter by the Celtics. Now the Warriors have an imperative of winning Game 2 or they risk going to Boston with two games down. Can the Celtics pull off another surprise in San Francisco or will the Warriors tie the series?

The 2022 NBA playoffs are nearing the end with only the NBA Finals remaining and we’ve already saw one very exciting duel between the Celtics and the Warriors in Game 1 of the Finals.

Despite the fact that they had less time to rest, the Celtics looked like they have more energy than the Warriors in Game 1, which is not that surprising since they are the younger team. And despite being down 12 points at the start of the fourth quarter, Boston managed to blow the Warriors away in the final 12 minutes of the game to steal a win in the first game of the NBA Finals.

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors matchup info

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs Pacific
  • Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
  • Venue: Chase Center
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • TV-Time: ABC – 8:00 p.m. ET

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Game 2 Analysis and Prediction

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 64-37
  • ATS: 57-42-2
  • O/U: 49-50-2

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 64-37
  • ATS: 57-42-2
  • O/U: 49-50-2

Despite the fact that the Celtics managed to win Game 1 in San Francisco, the Warriors are now even bigger favorites to win Game 2, although the difference in spread is just one point. The odds on the Warriors on money line are -185 and the spread is set at 4.5 points.

Meanwhile, the line for total points is pretty much the same as it was ahead of Game 1, only going up by one point to 215.5 total points. This is a bit surprising since Game 1 has gone over the line by 13 points, but we understand the reasoning since this is a key game in the series and both teams will put their focus on defense.

Not many people saw the Celtics immediately getting a break in the series in Game 1, especially once they went down by 12 points ahead of the last quarter. But once again, the Celtics showed resilience, talent, and sheer will power to get back into the game and ultimately win it.

After posting a double-digit road victory in Game 1 of this series (W, 120-108), the Celtics enter Game 2 of the NBA Finals as four-point road underdogs against the Warriors at Chase Center, which is slightly heavier than the number Golden State was favored by in Thursday’s series-opener (BOS +3.5).

Golden State here, as the Celtics have fared particularly well in hostile territory throughout these playoffs, considering Boston is a staggering 8-2 SU and 9-1 ATS across ten road matchups (46% FG, 37% 3FG), which includes a commanding double-digit win over Golden State in Game 1 of this series; however, that trend should ultimately come to an end against a Warriors squad that’s 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS at home this postseason (50% FG, 41% 3FG).

Predictions:

Golden State -4.5 and Under 215.5

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