After the Boston Celtics took Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Celtics and Golden State Warriors will square off in Game 2 on Sunday night. In today’s NBA predictions, we put together a Celtics vs Warriors Game 2 parlay. This parlay is for entertainment purposes only, but combines our anticipated game result and some correlated props that could pay out handsomely for bettors.
|Pick 1||Warriors -4 @ -112|
|Pick 2||Jayson Tatum Under 26.5 Points @ -108|
|Pick 3||Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Made Threes @ +110|
|Parlay Odds||+544 ($20 bet wins $108.90)|
Pick #1: Golden State Warriors -4 (-112)
While the Golden State Warriors’ undefeated streak in the postseason was snapped in Game 1 on Thursday night, they are still 9-1 at home this postseason. Combine that with the fact that they led by double digits going into what was an anomaly of a fourth quarter, and we are comfortable laying the points with the Warriors again on Sunday in a game the Warriors have to have.
Pick #2: Jayson Tatum Under 26.5 Points (-108)
Jayson Tatum is not going to shoot 3/17 from the field again, nor is he going to be held to just 12 points like he was in Game 1. But Tatum has gone under 26.5 points in four of the Celtics’ last six games, and the Warriors have some tough defensive matchups to throw at him in Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout this series. Tatum will be better than he was in Game 1, but not good enough to go over this point total, so the under will go into our Celtics vs Warriors Game 2 parlay.
Pick #3: Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Threes (+110)
This play was a part of our Game 1 parlay as well, and fell short by just one made three. But Thompson missed several looks in Game 1 that he normally makes, and he will continue to shoot threes at volume for the Warriors. At a plus price, this is a nice addition to any parlay you put together while the Warriors are at home in this series.
Celtics vs Warriors Game 2 Preview
Game 2 between the Celtics and Warriors is going to come down to whether the Warriors can find a defensive answer for the role players of the Celtics. Derrick White and Al Horford made nearly three quarters of their three-point shot attempts in Game 1, and the Warriors are going to need to do a better job of staying attached to the unheralded shooters on the Boston roster.
On the flip side, the Warriors are going to need Draymond Green to make better choices with the basketball in Game 2. Green shot the ball 12 times, which is out of character for him, and he made just two of those shots. On Sunday, Green needs to revert to his facilitator role to help the Warriors’ offense operate more efficiently in the second half.