Celtics vs. Warriors odds, prediction: 2022 NBA Finals picks, Game 2 best bets from expert on 38-16 run

A pivotal Game 2 matchup in the 2022 NBA Finals will get underway on Sunday night when the Boston Celtics go on the road to take on the Golden State Warriors. Boston came out in Game 1 and threw the first punch as it rallied down 12 points in the fourth quarter to secure a crucial 120-108 victory. The Warriors will look to even the series before it shifts to Boston for Wednesday’s Game 3.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET from Chase Center in San Francisco. Golden State is the four-point favorite in the latest Warriors vs. Celtics odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is set at 215.5. Before locking in any Celtics vs. Warriors picks, you need to see what SportsLine expert Zack Cimini has to say.

A Las Vegas handicapper who’s never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Cimini excels in multiple sports. Over the past 33 NBA picks, Cimini is 22-11, returning almost $800 to $100 players. He is also on an amazing 38-16-1 run with his last 55 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, returning almost $1,800 to $100 players.

Now, Cimini has set his sights on Celtics vs. Warriors, and just locked in his picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Warriors spread: Golden State -4
  • Celtics vs. Warriors over-under: 215.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Warriors money line: Boston +160, Golden State -190
  • Celtics vs. Warriors tickets: See tickets at StubHub
  • BOS: Celtics are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog
  • GS: Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss

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Why the Celtics can cover

Forward Jayson Tatum is hard to defend with his abundance of moves as he knows how to attack his defender and get easy looks at the rim. Even when he’s not on his best offensive game he can impact the game in many other ways. Tatum plays great defense, attacks the glass, and will dime the open man as in Game 1, the three-time All-Star only scored 13 points but logged five rebounds and 13 assists. Tatum will look to score a bit more to accompany his all-around game.

Center Al Horford is a strong, long, and fearless force on the floor for Boston. Horford is very mobile on the court but can also space the floor as the five-time All-Star is very efficient and plays stout defense. Horford owns good passing skills and looks to always make the right play. The Florida product had a terrific Game 1 performance as he dropped 26 points, with six rebounds and went 6-for-8 from downtown.

Why the Warriors can cover

Guard Stephen Curry is an elite sharpshooter from all over the floor. Curry has deep range and can catch fire in a hurry. The eight-time All-Star has the arsenal to torch anyone lined up against him and that was on full display in Game 1. Curry exploded for 21 points and shot 6-for-7 from three in the first quarter. He ended up finishing the matchup with 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

Guard Klay Thompson is another knockdown shooter on the perimeter. Thompson has played in plenty of big-time games and knows what that pressure feels like that. The five-time All-Star can heat up in a blink of an eye and Golden State will need that type of performance in Game 2. Thompson has an effortless shooting stroke with good defensive instincts. He produced 15 points and shot 3-for-7 from deep in Game 1.

How to make Warriors vs. Celtics picks

For Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2022, Cimini is leaning over on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side of the Warriors vs. Celtics spread to back, at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Warriors? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Warriors vs. Celtics spread you need to jump on, all from the expert that has crushed his NBA picks, and find out.

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