NBA 2022 Finals, Game 5: Warriors vs Celtics prediction and betting tips (June 13)
Neither team has been able to take a breather in this series as the Warriors won Game 4 to tie the series. The Celtics now head to the Chase Center to face the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA finals.
Jayson Tatum (Celtics) dropped 23 points in Game 4 against the Warriors
Jayson Tatum (Celtics) dropped 23 points in Game 4 against the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors stole the show in Game 4 and drew level terms as they bounced back from their Game 3 slump. It was all business for the Golden State Warriors who knew how much a win would impact the series, because they have the home-court advantage with two games, including Game 5 left to play in San Francisco. The Boston Celtics are now tasked with stealing another road win in the series.

The match starts at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday, 13 June 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The match venue is Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics (June 13) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics latest odds on betting sites

The Warriors money line odds are priced at 1.62 (-161 American; 31/50 Fractional), while the Celtics money line odds are priced at 2.40 (+140; 14/10). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 212.0 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Under 212.0 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

1st Half money line odds:

  • Golden State Warriors — 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)
  • Boston Celtics — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Spread:

  • Golden State Warriors -3.5: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Boston Celtics +3.5: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics match preview and statistics

The Warriors showed character in Game 4, and particularly, their star man Stephen Curry rose to the occasion in what seems to be one of his best performances in the postseason. The Akron-born 6’3 guard shook off a foot injury he picked up in Game 3 to drop a game-high 43 points, followed by 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

Andrew Wiggins stepped up and he was the X-factor for the Warriors with his incredible performance at the board. He caught a team-high 16 rebounds and added 17 points.

Klay Thompson dropped 18 points while Jordan Poole contributed 14 bench points.

Team statistics: 40/91 (44.0%) field goals, 15/43 (34.9%) 3 pointers, 12/15 (80.0%) free throws, 20 assists, 55 total rebounds, 5 blocks, 10 steals, 16 turnovers, 21 fouls.

Golden State Warriors team news: James Wiseman is ruled out for the match.

The Celtics couldn’t take their second home win in Game 2 as they couldn’t contain Stephen Curry who was explosive for the Warriors and the Celtics ended up losing the game 107 - 97. The Celtics had a 5-points lead at the end of the second half but the Warriors took over in the second half and won the game by 10 points.

Jayson Tatum led the team with 23 points, 4-of-8 from long range and added 11 boards, 6 assists and 3 blocks while Jaylen Brown followed with 21 points and 6 boards.

Marcus Smart, dropped 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals while Derrick White, from the bench, added 16 points.

Team statistics: 34/85 (40.0%) field goals, 15/38 (39.5%) 3 pointers, 14/19 (73.7%) free throws, 22 assists, 42 total rebounds, 8 steals, 6 blocks, 15 turnovers, 17 fouls.

Boston Celtics team news: No injury reported.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics H2H

The last time the Warriors played the Celtics in the NBA finals, was in the 1963/1964 season. The Celtics won the finals and they closed out the series in five games. This series is tied 2-2.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics lineups and key players

Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Stephen Curry
  • Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
  • Small forward: Andrew Wiggins
  • Power forward: Otto Porter Jr
  • Center: Draymond Green

Stephen Curry is the key player to watch out for. He had a blow-up game in Game 4 and his offensive contribution was key to the Warriors' win. He poured in 43 points as he continued in his role in carrying the Warriors’ offence in this matchup averaging about 34 points in the four games played. The Warriors will need him to keep delivering monstrous performances moving on in this series.

Boston Celtics projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Marcus Smart
  • Shooting guard: Jaylen Brown
  • Small forward: Jayson Tatum
  • Power forward: Al Horford
  • Center: Robert Williams III

Jayson Tatum is the key player to watch out for. Although he dropped 23 points in Game 4, He has not been contributing enough on the offensive ends for the Celtics. His point per game in the postseason has dropped drastically in this series where he’s currently averaging 22.3ppg in comparison to the previous two matchups against the Nets and Warriors where he dropped 29.5 and 27.6 respectively. The Celtics need him to be more aggressive on offense to close out this series.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics predictions and betting tips

The Celtics in Game 4, significantly failed at getting offensive rebounds which have proven to be their strength in this matchup. They were surprisingly outrebounded by the Warriors who had 55 rebounds in comparison to their 42 rebounds with the Warriors getting more defensive rebounds and preventing the Celtics from having a go at more second-chance points. Considering the Celtics shot poorly in Game 4, this was one of the major reasons why they lost.

Stephen Curry was great in Game 4, and we expect Ime Udoka to make adjustments to that and with the way the Celtics have played in this series, we expect a more aggressive defense on Stephen Curry and if Jayson Tatum can get it going on the offensive ends and Robert Williams plays his role on the boards, the Celtics are poised to win Game 5. Predictions for this game are the Boston Celtics to win and over 212.0 points.

Betting prediction: Boston Celtics to win

Odds: 2.40 (+140 American; 14/10 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 212.0 points

Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)

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