Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics NBA Pick – Game 3

The NBA is set up with another great game of action on Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will look for a big win as they meet up in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. These two teams have been strong throughout the playoffs and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 9:00 PM Eastern time on ABC.

Golden State has earned a record of 13-5 throughout the postseason as the third seed in the Western Conference. The Warriors knocked off the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks to reach the Finals. Golden State earned a big win in Game 2 of the series and will look to build on it. The Warriors will look for a fast start on the road in this one.

The Celtics have put up a record of 13-7 so far in the playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston eliminated the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat to reach this point. The Celtics were able to steal one game on the road in the first two games. Boston will look to regain the series lead at home on Wednesday night.

These two teams have been strong throughout the postseason and will look for a big win in Game 3. The Warriors are coming off a big win in Game 2 of the series and will look to build on it. Boston will look to get their home crowd into this one early. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win on Wednesday night.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Golden State Warriors +3 ½ (-110) +135 Over 212 ½ (-110)
Boston Celtics -3 ½ (-110) -160 Under 212 ½ (-110)
Team Data Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics
Playoff Record 13-5 13-7
Away/ Home Playoff Record 3-4 5-4
Playoff PPG 113.7 106.8
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 110.0 105.7
Playoff PAPG 108.5 101.7
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 116.3 100.1

Betting Trends

Golden State Warriors

  • 52-48 ATS this season
  • 12-10 ATS as an underdog
  • 20-28 ATS in road games
  • 8-6 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 5-7 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 17-15 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 10-8 ATS in Playoffs
  • 1-0 ATS when tied in series
  • 17-16 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 23-17 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 32-23 ATS against team with a winning record

Boston Celtics

  • 56-42 ATS this season
  • 37-32 ATS as a favorite
  • 23-25 ATS in home games
  • 8-6 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 8-4 ATS against Pacific division
  • 19-11 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 12-7 ATS in Playoffs
  • 3-2 ATS when tied in series
  • 9-2 ATS after a loss by 10 points or more
  • 12-6 after scoring 100 or less points
  • 36-20 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met in two exciting games so far. Game 1 of this series was on June 2. Al Horford put up 26 points, while Jaylen Brown had 24 points as the Celtics earned a 120-108 win on the road. Steph Curry finished with 29 points in Game 2 on June 5. Jordan Poole put up 17 points off the bench as Golden State earned a 107-88 win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Warriors have been strong shooting the ball in the postseason. Golden State has made 48.8 percent of their shots from the field. The Warriors have shot 38.3 percent from deep. Golden State has sunk 75.1 percent of their shots from charity stripe. The Warriors have also held opposing teams to a 46.5 percent from the field.

Boston has been solid shooting the ball in the playoffs. The Celtics have been shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Boston has made 37.3 percent of their shots from behind the arc. The Celtics have drained 80.9 percent of their shots from the free throw line. Boston has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.7 percent from the field.

Golden State has been the better team shooting the ball in the playoffs, while the Celtics have been stronger from the free throw line. Boston will look to step up early in this one as they try to bounce back. The Warriors will look for their defense to step up again. If either team can shoot well early, it could be enough for the win.

Top Performers

Steph Curry has been strong for Golden State throughout the playoffs. Curry is averaging 26.6 points per game. Klay Thompson has averaged 19.1 points, while Jordan Poole is averaging 17.8 points per game. Andrew Wiggins has averaged 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Draymond Green rounds out the lineup, averaging 8.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have both been strong for the Celtics in the postseason. Tatum has averaged 26.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. Brown is averaging 22.7 points, while Marcus Smart has averaged 14.9 points and 6 assists per game. Al Horford is averaging 12.1 points and 9.3 assists per game. Grant Williams has averaged 9.4 points to round out the lineup.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout the postseason. Curry has been strong throughout the playoffs and will look to take over again in Game 3. Tatum stepped up in Game 2, but will look for some extra support. If either team can have some players step up early in this one, it could be enough to grab the pivotal win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout the playoffs and will look for a big win in Game 3 of the Finals. The Warriors were able to pull ahead in Game 2 to tie the series back up. Boston will look for their stars to get going early at home though. Golden State will look to step up quickly in this one as they try to carry momentum on the road.

Bovada has Boston listed as a -3 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the Celtics at home. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams tied up in the Finals. The first two games were not as close, but I think this one will be tighter. As slight underdogs, I like the value on the Warriors to keep this one close.

The Bet
Golden State Warriors +3.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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