Celtics Vs Warriors Odds: NBA Finals Game 2 Action Update

Boston Celtics center Al Horford, right, high fives guard Jaylen Brown, left, after a play against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of game one of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 2, 2022.
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It’s one thing for the Golden State Warriors to lose at home. It’s quite another to do so after leading by a dozen to start the fourth quarter. But the Boston Celtics rallied and are now up 1-0 in the NBA Finals. Still, Golden State is an even bigger chalk for Game 2 in the Celtics vs Warriors odds market.

However, Boston is now a -170 favorite at WynnBet to win the series, heading into Sunday’s contest.

Props.com dives into Celtics vs Warriors odds for Game 2. Check back for updates through Sunday’s tipoff.

Celtics Vs Warriors Game 2 Odds

MatchupSpreadTotalMoneylineSeries Odds
Celtics vs WarriorsWarriors -4.5214Warriors -200/Celtics +165Celtics -170/Warriors +140

Odds via WynnBet and updated as of 6:30 p.m. ET June 5.

Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors (8 p.m. ET)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry looks on during the second half in game one of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center on June 2, 2022.
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UPDATE 6:30 P.M. ET SUNDAY: Golden State landed on WynnBet’s Game 2 Celtics vs Warriors odds board at -4 late Thursday night. Within a couple of hours, the number moved to Warriors -4.5, then toggled back to -4 Friday afternoon. However, 90 minutes pre-tip, Golden State is back at -4.5, with tickets running 5/1 and money almost 3/1 on the Warriors.

“We saw a few respected bets on the Celtics in the days leading up to Game 2. But it’s been all Warriors at -4 today,” WynnBet senior trader Motoi Pearson said.

The Dubs are also getting hit on the moneyline, advancing from -170 to -200, with Boston at +165. Ticket count is almost 2/1 and money 6/1 on Golden State.

The total opened at 215.5, dipped to 215 late this morning and is now down to 214, with 58% of tickets/67% of cash on the Under.

UPDATE 4:30 P.M. ET SUNDAY: DraftKings’ Game 2 Celtics vs Warriors odds market opened late Thursday night at Golden State -4. There was no movement until midafternoon today, and that was just on the price, with the Warriors going to -4 (-115). Later this afternoon, though, DK bumped Golden State up to -4.5.

Point-spread ticket count is running 3/1 and spread dollars 5/1-plus on Golden State. Similarly, bettors are piling on Golden State moneyline, with tickets almost 3/1 and money 6/1 on the Dubs. The Warriors opened -160 and are up to -190, with the Celtics +160 on the buyback.

DraftKings opened the total at 215.5 and has been at a couple iterations of 215 since late this morning. The total is currently 215 (Under -115), with 71% of tickets on the Over/66% of cash on the Under.

UPDATE 8 P.M. ET SATURDAY: Late Thursday night, PointsBet USA pegged Golden State a 4-point chalk in the Game 2 Celtics vs Warriors odds market. Friday morning, the Warriors went to -4.5 (-105), before receding to -4 (-115) Friday afternoon.

The number has been fairly stable at that mark since then, even though early point-spread action is heavily lopsided to the Warriors. Ticket count is 5/1 and money is beyond 9/1 on Golden State. On the moneyline, the Warriors rose from -160 to -175, landing 82% of early tickets, but just 56% of early dollars.

The total opened at 215.5, then toggled between 215 and 214.5 several times Friday at PointsBet. Late Friday night, the total went to 215.5 (Under -115), and it’s been stable since. Ticket count is 5/1-plus and money 7/1 on the Over.

UPDATE 3 P.M. ET FRIDAY: BetMGM has been fairly stable at Golden State -4.5 in the Game 2 Celtics vs Warriors odds market. There was a very brief stretch late Thursday night, post-Game 1, in which the line dipped from the -4.5 opener to -3.5. But the number quickly went to Dubs -4.5 (-105), where it remains now.

Early point-spread action is all Golden State, with ticket count running 4/1 and money 6/1 at BetMGM. The moneyline is currently Warriors -175/Celtics +145, matching the opener after a stint at Golden State -185/Boston +150. While moneyline ticket count is close — 53% Golden State/47% Boston — moneyline cash is far more tilted, with 82% on the Warriors.

The total hasn’t budged off 215.5, with the Over taking 75% of early bets, but just 57% of early dollars.

Previous Celtics vs Warriors Odds Updates

UPDATE MIDNIGHT ET THURSDAY: Prior to the NBA Finals, Golden State was 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS at home in these playoffs. After outscoring Boston 38-24 in the third quarter to take a 92-80 lead into the final frame, it certainly appeared that the Warriors would go to 10-0 SU/8-2 ATS.

But as Lee Corso would say, not so fast, my friend. Boston put up 40 fourth-quarter points, including a 17-0 run, en route to a stunning 120-108 victory as a 3.5-point road underdog. The Celtics knocked down their first seven 3-pointers of the final stanza and went 9-for-12 from distance overall in the fourth quarter.

Boston is a stout 8-2 SU/8-1-1 ATS on the road this postseason. The Celtics sport additional ATS runs of 22-9-1 overall, 21-5-1 on the highway, and 13-3-2 as an underdog.

Golden State is now 0-4-1 ATS in its last five NBA Finals games. The Warriors lost four of those five games outright, including three to Toronto in the 2018-19 Finals, which the Raptors won in six games. That said, Golden State is still 4-1 ATS in its last five as a favorite, all at home. Of course, that one setback was in Thursday’s Game 1.

The Celtics are 2-1 SU/1-1-1 ATS against the Warriors this season, and the road team has notched the SU win in all three games. Further, Boston is 5-1 SU/5-0-1 ATS in the last six Celtics-Warriors clashes. The C’s are also a superb 9-1 ATS on their last nine treks to Golden State.

Game 1 flew over the 214 total, giving the Over a 2-1 mark in this season’s three Celts-Dubs meetings. The Over is also 4-1 in Golden State’s last five outings and 12-5 in Boston’s last 17 catching points. However, the Under is still 11-3 in the past 14 Celtics-Warriors meetings overall and 8-2 in the last nine Celtics-Warriors matchups at Golden State.

Celtics vs Warriors Opening Odds & Action

Late Thursday night, BetMGM opened Golden State a 4.5-point Game 2 chalk in the Celtics vs Warriors odds market. The line quickly dipped to Warriors -3.5, then just as quickly went to -4.5 (-105). The total was stable at 215.5 late Thursday night. BetMGM opened the moneyline at Golden State -175/Boston +145 and within minutes rose to Warriors -185/Celtics +150.

Check back for updates and splits on Celtics vs Warriors betting odds.

Injury Report

A few hours before game time, Boston center Robert Williams III (knee) is questionable. Williams played 24 minutes in Game 1. For Golden State, Andre Iguodala (neck) returned in Game 1, playing 12 minutes after being out since April 24. But he’s listed as questionable for Game 2. Otto Porter Jr. (foot), who logged 23 minutes in Game 1, is also questionable. Gary Payton II (elbow), out since May 3, suited up but did not play in Game 1. Payton is questionable for Game 2.