Celtics Vs Warriors Team Props: Golden State Will Start Fast

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, right, shoots over the outstretched arms of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, on June 2, 2022, in San Francisco.
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The Boston Celtics stunned the Golden State Warriors with a massive fourth quarter to win Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

The Warriors have to respond Sunday to avoid losing the first two games at home, but it won’t be easy against a balanced Celtics squad that can smell the title.

That basic handicap informs five team props that Props.com is looking at for Sunday’s Game 2 between the Celtics and Warriors. Read about player props for Game 2 here.

Odds via DraftKings and FanDuel as of 10 p.m. ET on June 4.

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Celtics Vs Warriors Team Props: Game 2

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half during game five of the 2022 western conference finals at Chase Center.
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Golden State Warriors

The prop: First-quarter spread

The odds: Warriors -1.5 (-110)/Celtics +1.5 (-110)

The Warriors started fast in Game 1, and they should come out guns blazing in Game 2.

Golden State knows it must take this game to have a realistic chance of winning the Finals. With the Warriors’ championship pedigree and the home crowd behind them, expect Golden State to play with a lot of energy and win the first quarter Sunday.

If the Warriors can’t take control early, then Celtics fans should have reason to smile.

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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, right, and Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, battle for a loose ball June 2, 2022, in San Francisco.
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The prop: Will the same team lead after all four quarters?

The odds: Warriors +215/Celtics +490/Neither (“Any Other Result”) -140

These teams are evenly matched, and there shouldn’t be many games in which one team runs away from the other one. This FanDuel prop goes hand in hand with that opinion.

“Any Other Result” cashed easily in Game 1 – the teams each led after two of the quarters – and is the play again for Game 2.

Sunday’s game might just belong to the Warriors – they need it badly – but here’s betting Boston is ahead after at least one quarter.

Golden State Warriors

Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena on February 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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The prop: Team with most rebounds

The odds: Warriors -140/Celtics +110

Golden State had the most rebounds in Game 1 nearly the entire way before Boston rallied to push the bet in the fourth quarter.

There’s no need to back off for Game 2. The Warriors outrebounded the Mavericks and Grizzlies in all but one game in each series, and the Celtics lost the rebounding battle in six of seven games against Milwaukee and four of seven against Miami.

Let’s bet on Golden State to control the boards with its season on the line in Game 2.

Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics guard Derrick White, center, shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins, center, with back to camera, on June 2, 2022, in San Francisco.
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The prop: Team with the most made 3-pointers

The odds: Warriors -135/Celtics +105

Another prop in which there’s no reason to back off from the Game 1 handicap. The Celtics had to rally to make more 3s than Golden State in Game 1 (21 to 19), but Boston got the cleaner looks throughout the game.

The Mavericks made more 3s than the Warriors in every game of their series, and the Grizzlies bested Golden State in three of six (with one tie). Meanwhile, the Celtics made more 3s in 10 of their 14 games against the Bucks and Heat, with one tie.

That trend should continue in Game 2, and it’s a bet made even better with the plus-price.


Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on December 13, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The prop: Will two or more 3-pointers be made in the first three minutes of the game?

The odds: Yes -122/No +100

The 3×2 prop at FanDuel has become a popular one for basketball bettors. The prop revolves around whether two or more 3-pointers will be made in the first three minutes of the game.

The “Yes” on the 3×2 cashed easily in Game 1, with two made 3s by each team. The Warriors were 7-4 to the Yes in their playoff series against Dallas and Memphis. Boston was 8-6 to the No in its series against Miami and Milwaukee, but neither of those teams has the shooters of Golden State.

After the 3s fell easily in Game 1, expect both teams to go for a heat check to start Game 2, and at least two will fall to cash the 3×2.