June 30, 2022

NBA Finals Game 1 Controversies, Choices: Expert Predictions for the Warriors vs Celtics

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Golden State The tap has been waiting a week DallasAnd Boston Removed a few days after winning the 7th game in Miami. Will the extra rest help the Warriors stay refreshed or cause some early rust?

The Golden State was preferred by 3.5 points over the Celtics at BetMGM Game 1, and all of our experts chose to beat the Warriors. NBA The opening game of the final will be played Thursday night at the Chase Center.

The Warriors are also in favor of winning the series. How will this match up?

What time is Warriors vs Celtics Game 1?

Time: Thursday, 9pm (ET)

Channel: ABC (streaming on ESPN application)

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NBA Final Schedule

Game 1: Celtics at Warriors | Thursday, June 2 | 9pm ET

Game 2: Celtics at Warriors | Sunday, June 5 | 8pm ET

Game 3: Warriors in the Celtics | Wednesday, June 8 | 9pm ET

Game 4: Warriors in the Celtics | Friday, June 10 | 9pm ET

Game 5 *: Celtics at Warriors | Monday, June 13 | 9pm ET

Game 6 *: Warriors in the Celtics | Thursday, June 16 | 9pm ET

Game 7 *: Celtics at Warriors | Sunday, June 19 | 8pm ET

What are the odds for Warriors vs Celtics Game 1?

Team Spread Total Cash flow

+140

-3.5

212.5

-165

Celtics Game 1 Preview Against The Warriors

The irresistible force will meet the immovable object. Golden State, the leader of the NBA’s current high-flying, free-shooting, run-and-fun crime era, will face a setback to the Eastern hard-nosed, sharp-elbow, hard-nosed eras. Past conferences. They will decide the topic. Let’s get busy.

Except, Shhh, Here’s a secret: The Warriors are the second best defensive team in the league this season, just half a point behind Boston in defensive ratings. With Tremond Green, Golden State can lock its half court with the best. The Celtics have been a far more capable offense this season than Golden State. Behind Jason TottamBy rating they were better than the whole point.

Usually before the finals, we wonder which team will command the best walk. If a team forces a game into its hands, it usually wins. In this case, do we know what kind of game each of these teams likes?

On paper, the Celtics have a considerable amount of advantage, as they are as wide as the height as they are full of players on a brave front field. That kind of group traditionally likes to field paints. Warriors, on paper, can shoot 3, and that kind of team usually wants to spread the court and pull the adults out.

But in the last two series Boston have shortened its lineup to seven deep rotations, and it is already struggling against a declining number of injuries. The Warriors got into some trouble when the unmanned Mavericks found a way to get them out of the depths. Maybe the paper is worthless.

History has it that the Warriors, who have won three titles since 2015, have set foot on the rising Celtics. They have reached the final for one-sixth of the last eight seasons for a reason. But the Celtics had no laziness. They were hardened on the most difficult path by the playoffs of the Eastern Conference.

The Golden State has an edge. But something we still can not see – some twists of fate, some kismet outside the scope of science – will determine this series.

Warriors vs. Celtics expert selections and predictions for Game 1

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Andrew Schlecht

Jason Jones

Richard Deitch

Michael Beller

Dave Dufour

James Edwards III

Or Moyal

Sam Veseni

Cole Huff

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