NBA Finals Tips – Warriors @ Celtics Predictions – Game 3

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The Warriors squared the ledger with convinction in Game 2, but heading to Boston for Game 3 should see the Celtics regain control of this series.

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Best Bet

Boston -3

The Celtics did what they needed to do on the road this series taking a game from the Warriors, setting them up for two huge home games which can build their championship run.

Ignore the Game 2 drubbing – if the results from Game 1 and 2 were around the other way, we would see Boston’s Game 3 odds significantly shorter than the $1.65 on offer.

Still some concerns surrounding Klay Thompson’s performances so far this NBA Finals, and there’s no doubt Ime Udoka didn’t want to show his defensive hand for Steph Curry in Game 2 knowing they’ll be returning home for more winnable games ahead.

Similar to Game 1 in the Miami series, it only took one quarter of basketball for the Celtics to get blown out when the Warriors went 35-14 in the third. Don’t expect this again on their home floor, with the Celtics in the box seat.

Value Bet

Andrew Wiggins 2+

Very low assist line for Andrew Wiggins in relation to the odds we’re getting for this above $2.

By no means is Wiggins a big assist generator across his career, but a confident Wiggins this post-season has become more of a playmaker than what we’ve previously seen and has produced consistent assist numbers.

Averaged 2.3 assists from his last 7 games, Wiggins has produced 2+ assists in five of the last 7 games including producing 2 in Game 2 against the Celtics.

Wiggins averages 2.3 assists per 36 minutes this entire season, and based on what we’ve seen this post-season we should expect minutes anywhere north of 36 in Game 3.

Same Game Multi

Boston H2H / Derrick White 10+ Points / Marcus Smart 5+ Assists

Forget what happened in Game 2 – the Celtics are returning home for Game 3 with a huge opportunity to set themselves up for a championship run.

Derrick White continues to score for the Celtics, now scoring 10+ in five of his last six games including averaging 16.5 points per game this series.

We get some value with Marcus Smart’s assist line for Game 3 with his output down since returning from injury. But in wins this post-season, Smart averages 7.1 assists per game and has produced 5 in two of his last three games including Game 2.

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