Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 6/5/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+4)
The Golden State Warriors will try to beat the Boston Celtics at Chase Center on Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Golden State opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The over/under is 215.5.
The Celtics went home with a win by a final score of 120-108 in Game 1. When it comes to personal fouls, the Celtics ended up finishing with 13 while the Warriors had 14 personal fouls. They made 19 out of their 45 shots from distance. Golden State finished the game at 73.3% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 15 attempts. Moreover, Golden State collected 27 rebounds (12 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Golden State earned 39 assists and had 24 steals for this contest. With respect to the defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the field on 39 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 33 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 39 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Celtics knocked down 13 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 81.3%. Boston wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (43 of 85) and made 21 out of their 41 shots from downtown.
Al Horford is a guy who was important in the matchup. He accumulated 26 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and also grabbed 6 boards. Horford ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes.
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Boston comes into this matchup with a mark of 51-31 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Boston is pulling in 46.1 boards per game and is sitting with 2,036 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. The Celtics are connecting on 35.6% on shots from distance (1,085 of 3,044) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.8 points per outing (12th in basketball) while hitting 46.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They surrender 33.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 1st in basketball in opponents points per game (104.5). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.4% (3,137 of 7,221) and they surrender 43.7 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 1st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,773 surrendered on the season.
Concerning how they rebounded in Game 1, Golden State permitted Boston to snag 32 in total (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 51.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 21 of 41 and finished the game at 13 of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). The Warriors allowed the Celtics to make 43 of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.6% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Warriors ended up going 39 for 88 from the floor which had them shooting 44.3%. In regard to three-point shots, Golden State buried 19 of their 45 tries (42.2%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a clip of 73.3%. The Celtics earned 12 fouls for this game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Warriors earned 27 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup.
Stephen Curry ended up having an impact for the Warriors for the game. Curry earned 34 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accounted for 5 assists in the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 25 in the matchup for a rate of 48.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 53-29 for the year. The Warriors commit 21.0 fouls every game and they hit 76.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 27.1 times per game (5th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. Golden State has accounted for 9,102 points so far this season (111.0 per game) and they grab 45.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the league.
The Golden State defense allows 33.9% from downtown (1,000 of 2,948) and opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.9 assists and 42.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 2nd and 5th in the league. The Warriors are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per contest with 105.5. They are forcing 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (+4)
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