NBA Finals Game 3 Bet Builder Tips: Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors, June 8th
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are all even after the first 2 games of the series, and now we’re moving to TD Garden for Game 3 of the NBA 2021/22 Finals! I’m back with another 3-piece Bet Builder for this game at 5.25 odds, so have a look at my Betting Analysis & Bet Builder tips in the article below.
In this article:
- Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis
- Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Bet Builder Tips
The Boston Celtics have made the most out of their 2021/22 playoff appearance, sweeping the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, the defending champs Milwaukee in the second and the always-tough Miami Heat in the conference finals. Despite playing the first 2 games of this series on the road, the Celtics managed to steal Game 1 by 108-120, and are now in a more than solid position heading back home for 2 more.
But Game 2 was a disaster for Ime Udoka’s boy, as they only scored 88 points in the entire game, whilst committing 18 turnovers with just 24 points in the paint. They held their own in the first half, only trailing by 2 points, but a complete collapse in the third quarter had them allowing 35 and scoring just 14 points, and the rest is history. Jayson Tatum was their top scorer with 28 points, whilst Jaylen brown had a tough shooting night, going for 17 points on 5-17 from the field.
The Golden State Warriors find themselves back in the NBA Finals for the 6th time in the last 8 seasons, hoping to lift their 4th title with the same core of key players in Steph, Klay and Dray. Steve Kerr and his boys breezed through the playoff bracket this year, only losing a total of 4 games before the finals, beating the Nuggets, Grizzlies and Mavericks respectively. They are in a tough position at the moment, but their experience in the finals should give them an edge in this series.
The Warriors had a terrible Game 1 at Chase Center, allowing a total of 120 points and letting the Celtics go for 40 points in the 4th quarter. 14 turnovers and just 26 points in the paint certainly didn’t help their case, but they managed to turn things around in Game 2, and I’m expecting a much more serious approach from both teams in this one. Steph was the Warriors’ top dog last game with 29 points and 4 assists, with Jordan Poole pitching in with 17 points off the bench.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Builder Tips
- Golden State Warriors +3.5
- Under 211.5 Points
- Jayson Tatum Under 27.5 Points
Bet Builder available at odds of 5.25
Odds as at 2 pm June 7th. Odds may now differ.
There isn’t that much to say about this bet, I backed the Warriors to win the series in my NBA Finals Analysis & Best Bets article a week ago, and I’m sticking to my guns. The Warriors absolutely have what it takes to get the job done, even in road games. They’ve already been here 5 times, at least their key players have, and their role, players are doing a solid job contributing. I expect to see a tight game this time around, and backing the Dubs as slight underdogs is always a value bet. They have the shooters, playmakers and defenders to get the job done against any team in the league, and the +3.5 points are looking like a tasty bet.
Yes, I know that Game 1 went to a whopping 228 points, but let’s take a look at the bigger picture. The Warriors had a monster 3-rd quarter with 38 points, whilst the Celtics went for 40 in the 4th. How likely is that to happen again? We’re in the finals, and every single possession from this moment going forward is going to be difficult to get. Game 2 was an absolute war and it only saw 195 points. I’m expecting more of the same tonight, especially with Boston maintaining their slowpoke playing style with a pace rating of 95.50.
Jayson Tatum has an excellent 28-point game last time around and the bookies have his point line at 27.7 now. So, we’re not going to talk about the 12-point performance in Game 1? Fine. After shooting terrible percentages in the series against the Heat and going 3-17 in Game 1, we’re supposed to believe he will suddenly start averaging his latest tally? I know that Tatum is an excellent player and talented scorer, but this is his first-ever appearance in the finals, and the Warriors have some elite defenders on their roster.