Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics Game 4 NBA Playoffs Finals betting preview and prediction

The Golden State Warriors (65-35 SU) and (51-46-4 ATS) need to get back to work. The NBA Playoffs spare no victims and they’re not used to being against the ropes, so they can’t afford to drop another game on the road.

The Boston Celtics(65-38 SU) and (58-43-2 ATS) have proven that their late-season success wasn’t a fluke. They’re playing gritty, physical defense and their offense has been efficient and well-balanced, giving the Warriors hell even if Jayson Tatum’s shot isn’t falling.

Stephen Curry is having one of the best series of his NBA career but he’ll need more help from his supporting cast. Draymond Green fouled out after putting up just 2 points in 35 minutes in Game 3, and that’s not going to get the job done.

Ime Udoka’s squad made the most of their size advantage in the paint, with Al Horford often switched into Curry and either hammering the rim or finding the open guy in the perimeter. Now, it’ll be up to Steve Kerr to make the needed adjustments to keep his team in contention.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Matchup Info

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors Matchup Info

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Venue: TD Garden
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • TV-Time: ABC – 9:00 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Game 4 Analysis and Prediction

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 65-35
  • ATS: 51-46-4
  • O/U: 47-52-2

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 65-38
  • ATS: 58-43-2
  • O/U: 50-51-2

The Boston Celtics are favored by 4.5-points for this game. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering they just beat the Golden State Warriors by 16 points and led by as many as 19 in Game 3. They’re a much better team at home than on the road.

When it comes to the Over/Under, oddsmakers have set the game total to 214 points, which is slightly low by today’s standards. But then again, it sure makes sense as these teams haven’t pushed up the pace that much and focus more on efficiency than volume shooting.

The Golden State Warriors know they can’t afford to drop another game. Ironically, the only team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Final was the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, a team who beat them. But they won’t want to replicate their heroics and make NBA history, as the margin for error would be pretty close to none.

The Warriors blew the Celtics out in two out of three games and proved that they can dominate them on both ends of the floor, but their effort has been inconsistent. They should be up 2-1 in this series but now are in a tough predicament. That’s why we expect them to bring their A-game from the jump ball and even up the series with a win at TD Garden.

The Boston Celtics are undefeated in the postseason when scoring at least 108 points. They know they need to get to their spots if they want to be in a position to win, and Game 3 showed they can run up and down the court and won’t hesitate to take quick shots if there’s a mismatch, especially given their size advantage in the paint.

The Golden State Warriors need to get back to their motion offense and start sharing the wealth to even up the series. They settled for way too many contested jump shots and took many shots late in the possession. That’s never been their style and has never worked for them, so we expect them to push the pace, keep the ball moving, and find quality shots all night long.

Predictions:

Golden State Warriors ML and Over 214.5

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