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Devon Platana
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics prediction, odds & best bet for 2022 NBA Finals Game 6.
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Warriors vs Celtics Game 6 Info

2021-22 NBA Playoffs — NBA Finals Game 4 (GSW Leads 3-2)
Golden State Warriors (53-29, 31-10 Home) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, 23-18 Away)
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden — Boston, MA
Coverage: ABC

The Golden State Warriors parlayed the momentum from their Game 4 victory into a 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday. The Warriors now have a chance to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy if they can walk out victorious in Game 6 on Thursday.

The Celtics dropped back-to-back games for the first time since March and must now figure out a way to even the series. Golden State has had Boston's number for a large part of the series, leaving the C's needing their top players to save them from elimination.

Warriors vs Celtics Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GSW: (+142) | BOS: (-168)
Spread: GSW: +3.5 (-106) | BOS: -3.5 (-114)
Total: 210 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win NBA Finals: GSW: (-400) | BOS: (+300)

The odds are fairly consistent with what we've seen so far this series. Despite two straight losses, the Celtics are -168 on the moneyline compared to the -166 they were at the last time they were the home team in Game 4. Meanwhile, the total dropped slightly from 212 in Game 5 to 210.

NBA Finals MVP Odds 2022

All NBA Finals MVP odds are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Stephen Curry (-360)
Jayson Tatum (+400)
Jaylen Brown (+1800)
Andrew Wiggins (+2000)
Marcus Smart (+11000)
Klay Thompson (+13000)
Draymond Green (+25000)

Even though he had a stinker of a performance in Game 5, Stephen Curry is still the odds-on favorite to be named the 2022 NBA Finals MVP. He's leading the series with 30.6 points per game, while a strong performance in Game 6 would likely clinch the award from him.

Wiggins is a decent value option, though. While he trails Curry at 18.4 PPG, he's been the Warriors' rebound leader with an average of 9.4 boards. If Wiggins can replicate his success from Monday coupled with another lackluster performance from Curry, the Canadian veteran could be a fun dark horse pick.

Warriors vs Celtics Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index.
Prediction: Boston Celtics win (68.4%)

Once again, ESPN is favoring the Celtics to walk away as the victors in Game 6. While it's understandable to back the hometown team, ESPN has been wrong about the Celtics multiple times this series.

The Warriors have held the Celtics to fewer than 100 points in three of the last four games — all Golden State victories. I don't see the Warriors' defense letting up any time soon and the fact that they already have championship pedigree has me feeling like Game 6 will be the final contest.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 111 | Celtics: 99

Warriors vs Celtics Betting Trends

- Golden State is 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games played in June.
- Golden State is 12-6 straight up in its last 18 games played in June.
- Boston is 13-7 straight up in its last 20 home games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Golden State's last 12 road games against Boston.
- The total has hit the over in six of Boston's last nine games.

One of the more prominent trends is the fact that the Warriors and Celtics have consistently hit the under in their recent meetings. That's just what happens when two of the top defensive teams collide. The trends also show that the C's have failed to beat out the spread more often than not in June, which is another reason to like the Warriors on Thursday.

Warriors vs Celtics Best Bet

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Andrew Wiggins was one of the main reasons why the Warriors won on Monday, dropping 26 points on a 52.2% field-goal percentage. Having said that, those types of performances are few and far between for him, making it likelier for him to finish with the under on his projected point total.

FanDuel Sportsbook has Wiggins' Game 6 total set at 18.5, which is something he's failed to hit in five of his last seven games. In fact, he's finished with 18 or fewer points in 16 of the 21 games he's played this postseason. He'll likely make his presence felt, but I'm feeling cautious when it comes to the point total.

Bet: Andrew Wiggins Under 18.5 Points (-122)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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