Warriors vs Celtics prediction, pick, odds, spread, line for 2022 NBA Finals Game 3

After an interesting start to the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, the action moves to Boston for Game 3 on Wednesday night. In the 39 times the Finals have been tied 1-1, the team that won Game 3 won the title 82.1% of the time.

As such, this is a borderline win for both teams. Can the Warriors get to Boston and regain home court advantage? Or will the Celtics stay perfect after a playoff loss and take control of the series at home? Our experts have made their choice, and the overwhelming majority ride with the team in green.

How to watch match 3 live

  • Game: NBA Finals Game 2
  • Date: Wednesday June 8 | Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ABC | Direct: fuboTV (Get Access Now)
  • Odds: GS +140; BOS-160; O/U 212 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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Celtics vs Warriors Prediction, Match 3 Pick

Bill Reiter: Boston is cheering that he’s home, Golden State non-stars like Jordan Poole continue to struggle, and Steph Curry’s individual excellence isn’t enough to regain home-court advantage. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 111, Warriors 101

Brad Botkin: I will continue to choose the Celtics because I believe they are the best team, if ever a bit. The return of Gary Payton II gives Boston one less defender to target, but Jordan Poole will still have about 20 minutes left and Boston will hunt him down with their scorers. I like Boston’s individual creation better. I prefer the Boston defense. There’s a huge load on Stephen Curry’s shoulders as the Warriors have become pick-and-roll heavy, and Klay Thompson proves nowhere near the support he once did. If Poole loses minutes for defensive reasons, this burden on Curry becomes even greater. Never mind the local crowd, which is going to be crazy in Boston. Give me the green. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 111, Warriors 105

James Herbert: How are we supposed to know when the Celtics offense is going to collapse? Just when you think they’ve put their rotation issues behind them, they seem to be getting sloppy again. If you like Boston, there’s good news: This team hasn’t lost straight in the playoffs and, after some of its best offensive performances, followed some of its worst. I expect the Celtics to have better spacing and make better decisions against the Warriors defense in half court. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 116, Warriors 108

Sam Quinn: Part of me wants to take Golden State as a tribute to Boston’s lackluster home playoff performance. The Celtics are 3-4 in Boston over the past two rounds and have survived with their eight road wins so far in the playoffs. If you’re expecting home-court advantage to tip the series in Boston’s direction, you might be disappointed. But if you’re looking for basketball reasons to take on the Celtics? You will find plenty of them. Let’s start with the obvious: Boston lost Daniel Theis’ seven minutes by a staggering 12 points in Game 2. He got just four points from Al Horford and Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined more than the half of their total points. . Expect Boston to enter Game 3 with a tighter rotation and an updated game plan for Golden State’s pick-and-roll offense. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 99, Warriors 92

Jasmine Wimbish: Both of these teams react extremely well after losses. The Celtics are 6-0 in the playoffs after a loss and the Warriors aren’t too far behind at 5-0 in the playoffs. Not only do these teams excel in rebounding plays, they dominate their opponents in the process. Golden State leads the teams by 15.4 points after a loss, while Boston beats the teams by a margin of 15.5 points after the loss. I say all of this to say that I pick the Celtics to recover from that Game 2 blowout and take a 2-1 series lead. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 116, Warriors 103

Jack Maloney: Picking the Celtics for all the reasons everyone has already described here. This team can be difficult to understand at times, but it’s become clear: they always react to adversity. They will be ready to play in Game 3. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 114, Warriors 100

Hake Ward Henninger: The Warriors have hit the Celtics with trademark streaks in the third quarter in each of the first two games of the series, but I’m somewhat skeptical they can do it again in the first home Finals game of Boston for over a decade. The return of Gary Payton II provides a crucial playing card for Steve Kerr, but in the end, if the Celtics reduce their turnovers and the occasional undirected offense, I think they’ll prevail. Let the seesaw encounter continue. Pick: Boston -3.5 | Celtics 99, Warriors 92

Michel Kaskey-Blomain: If the Warriors hadn’t completely crumbled in the fourth quarter of Game 1, this streak would most likely be 2-0 right now and feel a lot different. Sure, you could say Boston’s role players will play better at home in Game 3 than they did in Game 2, but the Warriors also have several key contributors who could play better, and they have also the MVP in the series to Steph Curry. . I don’t think playing on the road in front of a hostile crowd will phase this team. In fact, I think silencing the crowd might even serve as extra motivation for experienced warriors. Pick: Golden State +3.5 | Warriors 105, Celtics 98

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