Warriors-Celtics Prediction, Pick, Odds, Spread, Line For 2022 NBA Finals Game 5

Warriors-Celtics Prediction, Pick, Odds, Spread, Line For 2022 NBA Finals Game 5

Warriors-Celtics Prediction, Pick, Odds, Spread, Line For 2022 NBA Finals Game 5

The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Monday night’s Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. Over the first four games of the series, the two teams have alternated wins with the Celtics winning Games 1 and 3 and the Warriors victorious in Games 2 and 4. With the streak equal to two wins apiece, Game 5 is likely to be a success. become. long road to determining the ultimate victor. Teams that win the fifth game of a best-of-seven series 2-2 win that series more than 80 percent of the time.

If the Warriors are going to be the team to take a 3-2 lead they will need some guys to bolster Steph Curry who has been phenomenal throughout the series. Curry’s 43 point performance in Game 4 was a masterpiece, but Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole need to do more if the Warriors are to win their fourth ring under Steve Kerr.

On the other hand, the Celtics’ success may very well depend on their ability to slow Curry down – something they have not yet achieved. Perhaps the best way is to trap him and force the ball out of his hands. It’s a strategy worth trying at the very least. Boston must also provide the ball. The Celtics are only down 1-6 this postseason in games in which they turn the ball more than 15 times or more. Conversely, they are 13-2 when they limit their turnover to 14 or less.

Given all that is at stake, Game 5 should be an extremely competitive game. I lean towards Boston for its uncanny ability to always bounce back after losses. Here’s how our panel of experts see it shaking.

How to watch Game 5 live

  • Game: NBA Finals, Game 5
  • Date: Monday 13 June | 21:00 ET
  • Place: Chase Center — San Francisco, California
  • TV: ABC | live stream: fuboTV (Get access now)
  • Chances: FOREST +145; GS-170; O/U 212 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Featured game Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

Celtics vs. Warriors prediction, game 5 choices

Bill Reiter: The Celtics are younger, more athletic, deeper, better on defense and have had a remarkable streak of resilience and first-class basketball since their season was changed towards the end of January. But they don’t have Stephen Curry. And as we saw in Game 4, they can’t stop him either. Klay Thompson has somewhat found his way, Kevon Looney has been quietly excellent in the closing games of this final and there is still time for Draymond Green to make the impact we all expected. But that’s just noise that serves as background music to the fact that Curry is a historically great player, and, like in Boston a few nights ago, he won’t let his team lose Game 5, regardless of his supporting cast. Choose: Golden State -3.5 | Warriors 112, Celtics 107

Brad Botkin: I chose Boston to win in seven, but it won’t win Game 5. Curry is too hot, and I think Klay, having had those pieces where he was about to explode, is going back home. Draymond must be better. I’m counting on that. At this point in the series, I don’t think adjustments make that much of a difference. Few surprises remain. I’m curious how long Boston will continue to drop (even if they try to start higher) on Curry, but if that changes it could ignite Green as the 4-on-3 playmaker, which in turn could shoot him defensively . That’s something to watch. Anyway, I think Golden State wins this one. Curry is now too much. Choose: Golden State -3.5 | Warriors 102, Celtics 95

James Herbert: Boston is the choice. This team bounces back every time it loses, and more specifically, it bounces back on the attack. I expect this to be more like Game 3 than Game 4, especially when it comes to Jayson Tatum’s game. (If I’m wrong because Steph is going all out again, great!) Select: Boston +3.5 | Celtics 114, Warriors 103

Michael Kaskey-Blomain: To be For real hard to pick against Steph Curry given how well he’s played in the series, but his supporting cast has been inconsistent to say the least. Curry can only do so much, especially when Boston changes his defense to try and get the ball out of Curry’s hands, and it’s hard to trust the guys around him to get the job done right now. In addition, Boston has suffered a great defeat this postseason, having gone 7-0 in such situations. Jayson Tatum, in particular, has stepped up his game after the Boston losses, and can be expected to do the same in Game 5. Select: Boston +3.5 | Celtics 106, Warriors 100

Sam Quinn: We’ve reached the point in the series where both teams know each other. We know what the rotations will look like. They learned each other’s scripts. There aren’t many surprises here anymore. Here’s the one thing we know somewhat emphatically: Golden State can limit Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown… but Boston can do nothing to stop Stephen Curry. Plenty of other things can swing a game. Perhaps a team’s role players make significantly more shots. Maybe a team comes on the line more often. There are no guarantees in the NBA Finals, but with four games in the books, I’ll take the one constant this series has given us: Curry. Choose: Golden State -3.5 | Warriors 110, Celtics 101

Colin Ward Henninger: Usually at this point in a Finals series you can start throwing tactics and adjustments out the window, but that’s not necessarily the case here. Steve Kerr is still playing with rotations, and his choice to separate Draymond Green and Kevon Looney proved useful in Game 4. The Warriors’ half-court attack wasn’t good, even with Steph Curry’s exploits, but Jordan Poole seems to turn a corner and they will probably get more from Otto Porter in Game 5. The Celtics have played well on the road and after losses, but Golden State knows how important it is to win this game on the way to Boston. Give me the warriors. Choose: Golden State -3.5 | Golden State 109, Boston 105

Jasmine Wimbish: Steph Curry was electric in Game 4, but the Warriors needed his very best to win. The production that Golden State has gotten from guys like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins has been so inconsistent, and despite being at Chase Center I still trust the Celtics a little bit more at this point. I’m going with them to get the win. Select: Boston +3.5 | Celtics 110, Warriors 105