Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 6/8/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+4)
TD Garden is the location where the Boston Celtics will go up against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The series is tied 1-1. Boston opens as 4-point favorites. The over/under is 215.5.
The Warriors notched a win by a score of 107-88 in Game 2. Golden State finished the game with a 45.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 86) and converted 15 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 14 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 42 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 15 steals. In relation to defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 37.5% from the field on 30 out of 80 shooting. Boston distributed 43 assists and had 24 steals for the game. On top of that, Boston pulled down 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Boston finished the game shooting 76.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 17 attempts. They buried 15 out of their 37 attempts from three-point range. Concerning fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 17 while the Celtics finished the game with 18 fouls.
Stephen Curry is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. Curry went 42.9% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. He saw the court for 32 mins played and pulled down 6 rebounds. He finished with 29 points on 9 of 21 shooting.
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Golden State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 53-29 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 21.0 fouls every game. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 45.5 boards per game and has totaled 2,223 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. The Warriors are shooting 36.4% on shots from distance (1,176 of 3,231) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.0 pts per game (15th in basketball) while going 46.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,875 relinquished so far this season. The Warriors are giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (3,111 of 7,098) and they concede 42.6 boards per contest as a group. They surrender 33.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 3rd in the NBA in opponents PPG (105.5).
In relation to rebounding in Game 2, Boston permitted Golden State to grab 36 overall (6 on the offensive side). They went 40.5% from behind the 3-point line via 15 of 37 and finished the game at 14 of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Celtics permitted the Warriors to bury 39 of 86 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.3% in this matchup. In all, the Celtics ended up going 30 out of 80 from the floor which had them sitting at 37.5%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Boston buried 15 of their 37 tries (40.5%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.5%. The Warriors earned 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They turned the ball over 18 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Celtics pulled down 37 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the game.
Jayson Tatum was important for the Celtics in this game. Tatum scored 28 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes in the game. He knocked down 8 of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 51-31 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 15th in basketball. Boston has totaled 9,164 points for the year (111.8 per game) and they snag 46.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.8 times per game (14th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Celtics are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.6% from the free throw line.
The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points allowed per contest with 104.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (1st in the league). The Boston defense surrenders 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (969 of 2,860) and opponents are connecting on 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 21.6 dimes and 43.7 boards every game, ranking them 1st and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+4)
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