NBA Finals Tips – Celtics @ Warriors Predictions – Game 5

Jayson Tatum - NBA Betting Tips

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A legacy defining Game 4 for Steph Curry rescued home court for the Warriors and they now have the chance to move within a game of the Championship.

Tune in from 11:00am for Boston v Golden State on Kayo.

Best Bet

Jayson Tatum Over 40.5 PRA
Combo Markets

Jayson Tatum has played his best basketball when his team has needed him most this postseason and it doesn’t get much bigger than Game 5 on the road in the NBA Finals.

The Duke product is averaging 30.7 points per game off a loss in the playoffs – 4.6 points more than his typical average.

Tatum currently leads the playoffs in points and assists and ranks fifth for rebounds. In this series alone he’s averaging 7.7 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Again, off a loss, Tatum averages 43.4 PRA per game this postseason and that number looks quite a lot better if we remove his disappointing Game 1 performance.

It’s time for Tatum to arrive on the biggest stage of all.

Value Bet

Celtics H2H
Head to Head

Golden State may well have put themselves back in the driver’s seat with their Game 4 victory but make no mistake, this is still anyone’s series.

Market overreactions in the playoffs consistently present betting opportunities and this game is no different.

The Warriors took back home court on the back of Steph being Steph but their rebounding was another major factor.

Andrew Wiggins raked in 16 boards, Looney chimed in with 11 and Curry had 10 of his own. The team managed a series-high 55 rebounds to the Celtics’ 42.

If Boston can win the largely effort-based rebounding battle in Game 5, they’ll put themselves in a great position at the end of this one.

The Celtics haven’t lost two games in a row since March for good reason. This is a good team that typically makes the right adjustments.

With the pressure on the Warriors and the market undervaluing the C’s, the value play is clear.

Same Game Multi

Jayson Tatum 28+ Points / Jaylen Brown 6+ Rebounds / Marcus Smart 5+ Assists

Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.1 points per game this post-season with 25+ in 13 of those games.

The Celtics will need a big rebounding game from Jaylen Brown who averages 7.0 in the NBA Finals with 6+ in 11 of his last 12 games.

Marcus Smart has hit five assists in eight of his last 10 games. Heavy minutes can be expected for Smart here and five is a very gettable number.

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