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NBA Finals 2022 odds: Updated series and game lines

June 15

The Golden State Warriors are one win from their fourth NBA title since 2015. The Boston Celtics need to win the next two games to own the record for most NBA titles.

The Warriors are one win from their seventh NBA title overall. The Celtics are two wins from breaking a tie with the Lakers for the most NBA titles (they are tied with 17). 

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FOX Bet trading operations specialist Martin Pascual cited three key factors before the series when it comes to wagering on the NBA Finals:

– Rest/fatigue. Boston survived consecutive Eastern Conference series that went seven games. Golden State last played on May 26.

– Home court. The Warriors are 9-0 at Chase Center this postseason prior to the Finals.

– Steph Curry. Golden State has a guard who is a two-time league MVP and is seeking his fourth NBA title.

"I will go with the team who has done it before and who is more rested," Pascual said. "Another huge factor is home-court advantage as Golden State has not lost in Chase Center in the playoffs this year. 

"This is also the year Steph Curry finally gets his Finals MVP."

FOX Sports betting analyst Jason McIntyre acknowledged the logic of betting Curry to win Finals MVP. But McIntyre said there's value in taking a shot with a former Michigan Wolverine who had a 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 a bet on Curry to win Finals MVP, but I’m going to talk you into taking a smaller long shot bet: Jordan Poole to win Finals MVP," McIntyre said. "Yes, his numbers have dwindled since the Denver series, and he was often played off the court by the Mavs, who hunted him mercilessly.

"So where’s the value in Poole? This figures to be a defensive series (after Game 1). These have been two elite defenses all season, and the Celtics' ability to switch on the perimeter is going to give the Warriors problems. The one guy who I believe can’t be stopped one-on-one by any Celtic defender is Poole. 

Celtics go cold in 4th quarter, Warriors capitalize to take 3-2 series lead I UNDISPUTED

The Golden State Warriors managed a Game 5 win last night with Steph Curry scoring only 16 points and going 0-9 from deep. Andrew Wiggins led Golden State with 26 points while Jayson Tatum led Boston with 27. Steph Curry struggled shooting and went 0-9 from 3. Skip Bayless talks Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

"Boston will collapse on Curry, and they’re too disciplined to leave Klay Thompson. Poole’s offense is going to be necessary to win this series."

PICK: Warriors in six games (+550 at time of pick, currently +130 at FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $23)

PICK: Steph Curry NBA Finals MVP (+160 at time of pick, currently -333 at FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $13)

PICK: Jordan Poole NBA Finals MVP (+6600 at time of pick, currently no line available)


RELATED: If you want to dig into more key stats for both teams, read here.

ODDS TO WIN NBA TITLE

Warriors -400 (bet $10 to win $12.50) | Celtics +300 (bet $10 to win $40)


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With the Golden State Warriors bouncing back to even up the series at two each, is it a safe bet to put money on them to win the NBA Finals? Colin Cowherd and Jason McIntyre share whether to bet on Golden State or the Boston Celtics to win it all.

UPCOMING GAME

Warriors @ Celtics (9 p.m. ET Thursday, ABC; Warriors lead series 3-2) 

Point spread: Celtics -4 (Celtics favored to win by more than 4 points, otherwise Warriors cover)
Moneyline: Celtics -175 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $15.71 total); Warriors +130 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $23 total)
Total scoring over/under: 210 points scored by both teams combined

FINAL
GSW 103 · BOS 90
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Golden State Warriors
GSW
Boston Celtics
BOS

NOTE: The Warriors are 5-1 all-time in Game 6 under Steve Kerr.


COMPLETED GAMES

Warriors 104, Celtics 94

Point spread: Warriors (-3.5) cover by winning by more than 3.5 points (10)
Moneyline: Warriors win as -175 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.71 total); Celtics were +125 favorites (bet $10 to win $232.50 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 211.5 points scored by both teams combined (198)

FINAL
BOS 94 · GSW 104
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Boston Celtics
BOS
Golden State Warriors
GSW
The Boston Celtics are 9-2 (81.8%) against the spread vs. the Golden State Warriors off two or more days rest over their last 11 games

NOTES: The Warriors won despite Steph Curry going 0-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers. (7-for-22 overall). It was the first time Curry did not make a 3-pointer in a playoff game, ending a streak of 132 games. … It also ended Curry's streak of 233 regular season and postseason games with at least one 3, an NBA record. His last game without a 3 was on Nov. 8, 2018. … The Celtics lost back-to-back games for the first time this postseason. … Andrew Wiggins had a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Wiggins had back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career.


Warriors 107, Celtics 97 

Point spread: Warriors (+4) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Warriors win as +135 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23.50 total); Celtics were -182 favorites 9bet $10 to win $15.49 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 214.5 points scored by both teams combined (204)

FINAL
GSW 107 · BOS 97
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Golden State Warriors
GSW
Boston Celtics
BOS
The Boston Celtics are 9-1 (90%) against the spread vs. the Golden State Warriors off two or more days rest over their last 10 games

NOTE: The previous 39 times teams have split the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Game 3 winner won the title 82% of the time.


Celtics 116, Warriors 100

Point spread: Celtics (-3.5) cover by winning by more than 3.5 points (16)
Moneyline: Celtics win as -154 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.49 total); Warriors were +120 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 214 points scored by both teams combined (216)

FINAL
GSW 100 · BOS 116
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Golden State Warriors
GSW
Boston Celtics
BOS
The Boston Celtics are 9-1 (90%) against the spread vs. the Golden State Warriors off two or more days rest over their last 10 games

NOTES: Over bettors cashed despite the teams not scoring in the final two minutes. … Steph Curry led Golden State with 31 points but was hurt late in the fourth quarter after Boston's Al Horford rolled into his leg. … The Warriors faltered late, scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter. … Boston's Jaylen Brown scored 17 of his team-high 27 points in the first quarter.


Warriors 107, Celtics 88 

Point spread: Warriors (-5) cover by winning by more than 5 points (19)
Moneyline: Warriors win as -213 favorites (bet $10 to win $14.69 total); Celtics were +155 underdogs (bet $10 to win $25.50 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 214 points scored by both teams combined (195)

FINAL
BOS 88 · GSW 107
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Boston Celtics
BOS
Golden State Warriors
GSW
The Boston Celtics are 6-1 (85.7%) against the spread vs. the Golden State Warriors on the road off two or more days rest over their last 7 games

NOTES: Golden State pulled away by outscoring Boston 35-14 in the third quarter, capped by Jordan Poole's 3-pointer from just inside midcourt with 1.5 seconds remaining for an 87-64 lead. … The Warriors used a 43-14 run from late in the second quarter until early in the fourth to take control.


Celtics 120, Warriors 108 

Point spread: Celtics (+4) cover by winning outright 
Moneyline: Celtics win as +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total); Warriors were -175 favorite (bet $10 to win $15.71 total);
Total scoring over/under: Over 211.5 points scored by both teams combined (228)

FINAL
BOS 120 · GSW 108
NBA
SPREAD
TO WIN
TOTAL
Boston Celtics
BOS
Golden State Warriors
GSW
The Boston Celtics are 5-0 (100%) against the spread vs. the Golden State Warriors across the regular season and playoffs since the start of 2020/2021

SERIES SCHEDULE (all games on ABC)

Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108
Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88
Game 3: Celtics 116, Warriors 100
Game 4: Warriors 107, Celtics 97
Game 5: Celtics @ Warriors, in progress
Game 6: Warriors @ Celtics, 9 p.m. ET Thursday
Game 7: Celtics @ Warriors, 8 p.m. ET June 19 *

* = if necessary


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