Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics NBA Pick – Game 6

The NBA is set up with another great night of basketball as the NBA Finals continue. The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will meet up in Game 6 on Thursday night. These two teams have been great throughout the postseason 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 15-6 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 has won the last two games of this series and will look to finish this series. The Warriors will look for a big win on Thursday night.

The Celtics have put up a record of 14-9 so far in the playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston eliminated the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat to win the East. The Celtics have lost the last two games and will look to get back on track at home in this one. Boston will look to step up in a big way as they try to force a Game 7.

These two teams have had great runs throughout the postseason and will look for a big win in this one. The Warriors have been great and are one game away from another Larry O’Brien Trophy. Boston will look to bounce back with a much needed win in this one. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win on Thursday night.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Golden State Warriors +4 (-115) +145 Over 210 ½ (-110)
Boston Celtics -4 (-105) -170 Under 210 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics
Playoff Record 15-6 14-9
Away/ Home Playoff Record 4-5 6-5
Playoff PPG 112.3 106.2
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 108.6 105.8
Playoff PAPG 107.6 101.9
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 114.1 100.7

Betting Trends

Golden State Warriors

  • 54-49 ATS this season
  • 13-11 ATS as an underdog
  • 21-29 ATS in road games
  • 9-7 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 7-8 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 19-16 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 12-9 ATS in Playoffs
  • 6-6 ATS when leading in series
  • 18-17 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 24-18 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 34-24 ATS against team with a winning record

Boston Celtics

  • 57-44 ATS this season
  • 38-33 ATS as a favorite
  • 24-26 ATS in home games
  • 9-7 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 9-6 ATS against Pacific division
  • 20-13 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 13-9 ATS in Playoffs
  • 5-0 ATS when trailing in series
  • 10-3 ATS after a loss by 10 points or less
  • 13-7 ATS after scoring 100 or less points
  • 37-22 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up in five exciting games so far. Al Horford had 26 points in Game 1 as Boston earned a 120-108 win, but Steph Curry finished with 29 points in Game 2 as the Warriors grabbed a 107-88 win. Jaylen Brown had 27 points in the third game as the Celtics won 116-100. Golden State bounced back with 107-97 and 104-94 wins in the next two games.

Field Goal Shooting

The Warriors have been strong shooting the ball throughout the postseason. Golden State has made 48.4 percent of their shots from the field. The Warriors have shot 37.3 percent from deep. Golden State has sunk 76.1 percent from the charity stripe. The Warriors have held their opponents to a 46.5 percent from the field in the playoffs.

Boston has been solid shooting the ball as well in the playoffs. The Celtics have been shooting 45 percent from the field. Boston has made 37.3 percent of their shots from behind the arc as well. The Celtics have drained 79.4 percent of their shots from the charity stripe. Boston has allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.7 percent from the field.

These two teams have been solid shooting the ball throughout the postseason. Golden State has been a bit better from the field, while the Celtics have been better from the free throw line. The Warriors are coming off a strong defensive performance and will look for a big win in this one. If either team can shoot well early, it could be enough for the win.

Top Performers

Stephen Curry has been great for Golden State throughout the playoffs. Curry has averaged 27 points and 5.8 assists per game. Klay Thompson is averaging 19.4 points per game, while Jordan Poole has averaged 17 points off the bench. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Draymond Green has averaged 7.8 points, 7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game to round out the lineup.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been the leaders for the Celtics throughout the postseason. Tatum is averaging 26.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Brown has averaged 22.6 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Marcus Smart is averaging 15.8 points per game. Al Horford has averaged 11.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. Grant Williams rounds out the lineup, averaging 8.9 points per game.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout the playoffs. Curry has been great in the NBA Finals, but is coming off a rough performance in Game 5. The Warriors were still able to overcome it for the win. Boston will look for their two stars to step up as they face elimination. If either team can have some players step up early, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout the postseason and will look for a big win in this one. The Warriors will look for a big win as they look to win the NBA Finals. Boston will look to step up though as they try to force a Game 7. The Celtics are back at home and I think their stars will come out fast. If Boston can come out better on defense, I think they can get the win.

Bovada has the Celtics listed as a -4 against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to Boston at home on Thursday night. The Celtics have lost their last two games in this series, but I think they will bounce back in this one. Boston has not been great at home, but I think their crowd will be a factor with the Celtics trying to keep the season alive. As slight favorites, I like the value on Boston.

The Bet
Boston Celtics -4
-105
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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