After this Warriors of the Golden State and Boston Celtics Split the first two games in the NBA Finale, the series moves to Boston.
After the Celtics stole home court in Game 1, the NBA Finals resumed Sunday night in San Francisco with Game 2 — a stunning victory for the Warriors.
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FOX Bet trading specialist Martin Pascual identified three key factors when it comes to NBA Finals betting:
– rest/fatigue. Boston survived back-to-back Eastern Conference series going seven games. Golden State last played on May 26th.
– home dish. The Warriors are 9-0 at the Chase Center going into the Finals this postseason.
– Stephen Curry. Golden State has a guard who is a two-time league MVP and is seeking his fourth NBA title.
“I will ride with the team that has done it before and is more rested,” said Pascual. “Another big factor is home field advantage, since Golden State didn’t lose in the playoffs at the Chase Center this year.
“This is also the year that Steph Curry finally gets his Finals MVP.”
FOX sports betting analyst Jason McIntyre confirmed the logic of betting Curry on winning the Finals MVP. But McIntyre said there was value in shooting with a former Michigan Wolverine who had one breakout season, averaging 18.5 points per game and shooting .925% from the line, which can be a valuable skill in the Finals.
“I’m not going to talk you out of the fact that Curry will win Finals MVP, but I will talk you into making a smaller long-shot bet: Jordan Poole will win Finals MVP,” McIntyre said. “Yes, his tally has gone down since the Denver series, and he’s often been outplayed off the court by the Mavs, who chased him mercilessly.
“So where’s the value in Poole? This is a defensive streak (after Game 1). Those were two elite defenses all season and the Celtics’ ability to turn on the perimeter will cause problems for the Warriors. The one guy I don’t think can be stopped one on one by any Celtic defender is Poole.
“Boston will collapse at Curry and they’re too disciplined to leave Klay Thompson. Poole’s offense will be necessary to win this series.”
PICK: Warriors in six games (+550 at time of pick, currently +450 at FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $55)
PICK: Steph Curry NBA Finals MVP (+160 at time of pick, currently -105 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $19.52)
PICK: Jordan Poole NBA Finals MVP (+6600 at time of pick, currently +10000 at FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $1,010)
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HOW THE ODDS HAVE MOVED IN THE OVERALL FINALS
CHANCES TO WIN NBA TITLES
Warriors @ Celtics (9 p.m. ET Wednesday, ABC; series tie 1-1)
Point distribution: Celtic’s -3.5 (Celtics favored the win with more than 3.5 points, otherwise Warriors cover)
money line: Celtics -162 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $16.17 total); Warrior +125 underdogs to victory (Bet $10 to win $22.50 total)
Total score over/under: Both teams scored 212.5 points together
Warriors of the Golden State
The Boston Celtics are 8-1 (88.9%) against the spread against the Golden State Warriors and are three or more days out in their last 9 games
SERIES NOTES: Since 1991, teams that led 1-0 in the NBA Finals are now 14-17-1 against the spread (ATS) and 17-15 straight up (SU) in Game 2. … Since 1991, underdogs have been 18-13- 1 ATS and 13-19 SU in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. … Since 1991, road teams have been 17-14-1 ATS and 12-20 SU in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. … Since 1991, the Celtics have been 11-4 ATS and 8-7 SU in all NBA Finals games. … Since 1991, the Warriors have been 16-14 ATS and 18-12 SU in all NBA Finals games.
Jayson Tatum, Celtics control NBA Finals ahead of Game 3? I SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
The NBA Finals is tied 1-1 after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 2. Steph Curry scored 29 points and Jordan Poole added 17. Celtics star Jayson Tatum scored 28 points but led the plus/minus stats by minus 37 points. Marcellus Wiley determines which team is in control of the NBA Finals, Celtics or Warriors.
Warriors 107, Celtics 88
Point distribution: Warriors (-5) cover by winning by more than 5 points (19)
money line: Warriors win as -213 favorites (stake $10 to win $14.69 total); Celtics were +155 underdogs (bet $10 to win $25.50 total)
Total score over/under: Under 214 points scored by both teams combined (195)
Warriors of the Golden State
The Boston Celtics are 6-1 (85.7%) against the distribution against the Golden State Warriors on the road by two days or more of rest in their last 7 games
REMARKS: Golden State pulled away in the third quarter with a 35-14 win over Boston, topped by Jordan Poole’s 3-pointer from midfield by 1.5 seconds for an 87-64 lead. … The Warriors used a 43-14 run from late in the second quarter through early in the fourth to take control.
Celtics 120, Warriors 108
Point distribution: Celtics (+4) cover with an overall win
money line: Celtics win as +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total); Warriors were -175 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.71 total);
Total score over/under: Over 211.5 points scored by both teams combined (228)
Warriors of the Golden State
The Boston Celtics have been 5-0 (100%) against the Golden State Warriors since the start of the 2020-2021 season in the regular season and the playoffs
SERIES SCHEDULE (all games on ABC)
Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108
Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88
Game 3: Warriors @ Celtics, Wednesday 9 p.m. ET
Game 4: Warriors @ Celtics, Friday 9 p.m. ET
Game 5: Celtics @ Warriors, 8 p.m. ET, June 13
Game 6: Warriors @ Celtics, 9pm ET June 16*
Game 7: Celtics @ Warriors, 8pm ET June 19*
* = possibly
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