Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 6/16/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+3)
The Golden State Warriors are headed to TD Garden on Thursday where they will take on the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors lead 3-2. Golden State opens this contest as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 210.
The Warriors walked away with a win by a score of 104-94 in Game 5. Regarding fouls, the Warriors walked away with 28 while the Celtics accounted for 18 fouls. They converted 11 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. Boston finished the game shooting 67.7% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 31 tries. Furthermore, Boston pulled down 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Boston recorded 47 assists and had 18 steals for the game. In terms of the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 31 of 75 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 2 turnovers and having 9 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Warriors buried 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Golden State finished the game with a 46.6% FG percentage (41 out of 88) and made 9 out of their 40 shots from beyond the arc.
Andrew Wiggins is one player who played a role in this contest. He racked up 26 points on 12 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 43 mins played and snagged 13 rebounds. Wiggins went 52.2% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes.
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Golden State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 53-29 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 21.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Golden State is snagging 45.5 boards per game and has tallied 2,223 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. The Warriors are connecting on 36.4% on 3-point shots (1,176 of 3,231) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They average 111.0 points per outing (15th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Warriors have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They surrender 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 3rd in the NBA in opponents points per game (105.5). The Warriors defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (3,111 of 7,098) and they surrender 42.6 boards per game as a squad. They are 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,875 conceded this season.
In regards to rebounding in Game 5, Boston allowed Golden State to get 35 in all (4 offensive). They shot 22.5% from distance by going 9 out of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). The Celtics allowed the Warriors to make 41 out of 88 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.6% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Celtics ended up shooting 31 out of 75 from the floor which had them shooting 41.3%. In terms of three-point attempts, Boston knocked down 11 of 32 attempts (34.4%). They were able to bury 21 of the free throws for a rate of 67.7%. The Warriors earned 6 personal fouls for this contest which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They gave up possession 18 times, while recording 2 steals in the matchup. The Celtics earned 39 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this game.
Jayson Tatum ended up having an impact for the Celtics in the matchup. Tatum earned 27 points in his 44 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 assists for this contest. He made 10 out of 20 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 10 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 51-31 this season. The Celtics are committing 18.5 fouls per game and they connect on 81.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.8 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. Boston has earned 9,164 points for the season (111.8 per contest) and they grab 46.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Celtics are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which ranks 15th in the league.
The Boston defense surrenders 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (969 of 2,860) and opponents are connecting on 78.3% of their foul shots. They allow 21.6 assists and 43.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 1st and 12th in basketball. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 104.5. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+3)
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