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NBA Finals Game 2 Bet Builder Tips: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics, June 5th

NBA Finals Game 2 Bet Builder Tips: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics, June 5th
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The Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics for Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on Sunday night. Looking to level the series after a fourth-quarter collapse in Game 1, the Dubs are 4.5-point favourites at Bet365 for this encounter. We’re going to dive into the Bet Builder in this piece.

In this article:

  • Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Betting Analysis
  • Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Bet Builder Tips

The spread has moved in Golden State’s favour since Game 2 betting opened. Perhaps bettors can’t envisage the Dubs falling 2-0 down at home, and there’s also a case to be made for the end of Game 1 being a bit of a freak outcome with the Celtics making near enough every shot and the Warriors missing some decent looks.

Golden State has been formidable at home throughout these playoffs, and they were in a commanding position with 12 minutes left on Thursday night. We fancy them to even the series up.

More tips for this game at our Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics tips page

Boston’s defence locked in after struggling through the first three quarters. There were numerous miscommunications in the first quarter particularly, allowing Steph Curry to walk into open jumpers. Ime Udoka’s team clearly fixed some of those issues, but the Warriors can reasonably expect to be more effective as an offence in general. Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney and Draymond Green all missed some good shots.

Having scored 108 in Game 1, we feel comfortable backing the home team to cruise past the 100 mark once again. The line is set at 106.5 for their team total, but we’re going to take a slightly shorter alternate number to be on the safe side.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Builder Tips

  • Warriors moneyline
  • Warriors to score over 104.5 points
  • Derrick White over 9.5 points
  • Andrew Wiggins over 16.5 points

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Odds as at 2pm June 4th. Odds may now differ.

At the other end, the Warriors are likely to tweak their defensive scheme slightly. They overhelped at points, leading to a lot of open threes for Derrick White, Al Horford and Marcus Smart. While the Dubs will want to make it bit more difficult for the role players, they will still be content with White, Horford and Smart taking a lot of outside shots.

White has a huge role in this series. His defence, especially on Curry, is invaluable. He’s found his offensive flow over the last few games, averaging 15.6 points per contest over that span. His points line is still at 9.5 for Game 2, however. This is a mark he’s passed in four of five. With the former Spur likely to play over 30 minutes again, there’s value backing him to reach double figures in scoring even if he’s very unlikely to replicate his Game 1 three-point shooting.

Just as Golden State is happy to force White to beat them, Boston takes a similar approach with Andrew Wiggins. He’s been a star of this postseason, but the Cs are fine with Wiggins getting up seven threes in a game (a mark he’s reached in both of his last two). Steve Kerr should increase Wiggins’ minutes to aid the Warriors’ defence – his two-way impact is crucial to the balance of the team.

When he’s played over 30 minutes this postseason, Wiggins has scored over 16.5 points in eight of 10 games. He scored 20 in Game 1, making it five in seven with 17 or more. We’re backing another big offensive night from the former first overall pick. 

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