The NBA Finals are finally here, as Celtics vs Warriors Game 1 will kick off one of the most entertaining two weeks on the sports calendar. In today’s NBA predictions, we provide you with our Celtics vs Warriors Game 1 parlay, as the prop markets and the game result combine for a nice potential payout in this NBA Finals curtain opener.
|Pick 1||Warriors -4 @ -108|
|Pick 2||Jayson Tatum First Basket @ +650|
|Pick 3||Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Made Threes @ +112|
|Parlay Odds||+2495 ($10 bet wins $249.59)|
Pick #1: Golden State Warriors -4 (-108)
The Golden State Warriors have not lost a game at home this postseason, going 9-0 at Chase Center so far. They come into this game with a rest advantage against the Boston Celtics, and should be able to cover the number if they do win this matchup. Laying the points with the Warriors here is the perfect way to start our Celtics vs Warriors Game 1 parlay.
Pick #2: Jayson Tatum First Basket (+650)
This is admittedly an adventurous selection, as first baskets can be hard to predict. But the Boston Celtics should be able to win the opening tip in this game, as Robert Williams has a big time athleticism edge over Kevon Looney. If the Celtics do win the tip, Tatum comes at a much more favorable price than Jaylen Brown to score the first bucket for the Celtics and is worth adding to our Parlay of the Day.
Pick #3: Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Threes (+112)
When Klay Thompson gets going, he is an absolute flamethrower, as any NBA fan knows. While it is possible that the Celtics slow him down, Thompson is coming off an eight-three game against the Mavericks to close out the Western Conference Finals. Getting him at plus money to make four threes is worth a shot in a parlay that could be dead after the first made shot of the game anyway.
Celtics vs Warriors Game 1 Preview
With the NBA Finals finally here, the question is whether the Celtics or Warriors will set the tone in Game 1. Both teams bring elite level defenses to this year’s Finals, with both teams ranking in the top-three in scoring defense this season. But the Warriors may have the edge on the offensive end through their three-point shooting, which will need to be on point from the start of this series if the Warriors are to get ahead and stay ahead in this series.