Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Preview: Game 4 could be the most competitive yet
On Friday night, the Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics won Game 3 with a 116-100 win to take a 2-1 series lead, so the Warriors are in for a must-win game. It’s shaping up to be an extremely competitive game, and if you want to bet on the game, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get into those bets!
Below are two player accessories for the game followed by a prediction.
Player prop #1: Andrew Wiggins on 5.5 rebounds (-135)
“We must be desperate to win tomorrow,” tweeted Andrew Wiggins.
Andrew Wiggins has been a constant fixture in the Warriors playoff series so far. He’s averaging 6.84 rebounds per game out of 11.80 rebound chances per game in the playoffs. These are big trends to see when picking up a gamer prop, as we see it hit the line a lot more than it missed.
Another good indicator that this is a high value bet is that he sees about double the rebound chance per game up to the line we ask him to cross.
Wiggins has seen over 35 minutes per game in Golden State’s last two series. With its volume and usage at such a high rate lately, it’s a great bet to take.
Player accessory #2: Jayson Tatum on 26.5 points (-120)
“Jayson Tatum has the most points AND assists in the 2022 NBA Playoffs!” Basketball Forever tweeted.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the Boston Celtics’ leading scorers this season. That didn’t change at all during the playoffs. During this year’s playoffs, Tatum averaged 26.28 points per game. Tatum and the Boston Celtics will be looking to take a 3-1 lead over the Warriors on Friday night, so we expect Tatum to be a lot more aggressive.
In the first three games, Tatum shot the ball badly. However, the volume of shots is still there. He took 19.7 shots per game in the series. When a player has consistently high volume, it’s hard to take their points as a prop when set so low. So we go with Tatum to score over 27 points on Friday night!
Pick/Prediction: LEAN Celtics 1H -1.5 (-110)
This game should be very competitive, but the Celtics are still the best overall team. Golden State can score at will and play solid defense, but the Celtics have shown they can keep up. Expect the Boston Celtics to come out hot and lead by more than 2 points at the break.