Thursday evening might be the last opportunity for bettors to wager on the NBA until basketball picks back up in the fall, and what better way to cap off an exciting season than by betting on player props and same-game parlays (SGP).
Game 6 between the Warriors and Celtics tips off at 9 p.m. ET, so log into your sportsbook account before it’s too late.
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The Boston Celtics have had their backs against the wall many times during the regular season and playoffs, and have overcome every time. On Thursday, they face another test by having to avoid elimination at home against Golden State after losing the last two games.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are just one road win away from becoming NBA champions for the fourth time in eight seasons.
Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 Odds
The Warriors envision holding that precious Larry O’Brien Trophy like it’s a newborn baby, but if they wish to turn that vision into a reality, then they must overcome being 3.5- to 4-point underdogs on the road in Game 6. Backers of the Blue and Golden Yellow can exploit plus-money odds between +140 and +150 on the moneyline. Those in the Celtics’ corner would have to lay odds between -165 and -171.
Warriors vs. Celtics Game 6 Player Props
Klay Thompson Over 24.5 Alt Points (+270, FanDuel)
Bettors have been waiting all series to take a shot on one man, and that’s Game 6 Klay.
This legendary alter ego has scored 25-plus points in six of his last seven Game 6s, averaging 28.1 points per game during that entire span. Oddsmakers must’ve made a few errors when crunching the numbers because +270 at FanDuel on a trend as significant as this seems suspicious…ly incredible.
Thompson has said he cannot wait to start letting it go from three in Boston, which is just music to over bettors’ ears.
Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Threes (-125, DraftKings)
The argument for backing Thompson’s three-point total over might be stronger than the one above for over points. The Splash Brother is averaging 6.1 three-ballers per game on 54.4% shooting from beyond the arc over his last seven Game 6s, including games with eight, nine, and 11 treys.
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Thompson’s starting to find his stroke at the most perfect time, too. He has increased his perimeter shooting in four successive games and has connected on four-plus threes in three-straight contests.
If you think that over 3.5 threes is a cakewalk for Thompson – and not worth -125 odds – then you might favor him to knock down six-plus threes at a favorable price of +340.
Andrew Wiggins Over 7.5 Rebounds (-132, FanDuel)
Andrew Wiggins may be playing the best basketball of his entire career in these Finals. I can talk about his splendid defense on Jayson Tatum, but I’m going to focus on his rebounding for now.
The All-Star starter is leading all players in rebounding (9.4 per game) and is coming off consecutive games with 13-plus boards. Wiggins’ name has been buzzing around Finals MVP talks after snatching 13 rebounds in Game 5. He hasn’t said anything publicly about winning the award, but if he’s pushing to steal it from Curry, then he’ll have to put together another all-around performance, starting with grabbing every rebound possible – and more. (Wiggins is the +1400 third choice at DraftKings to win MVP, behind Curry -320 and Tatum +350).
Warriors -9.5 Alt. Spread, Jaylen Brown 20+ Points, Jaylen Brown 2+ Threes, Draymond Green Under 0.5 Threes (+1436, FanDuel)
While a few games have been decided in the fourth quarter and the series score has been nip-and-tuck, every final score has ultimately been stretched by the time the final buzzer sounds. All five games have a double-digit margin of victory.
The stars are beginning to align for the Warriors. Steph Curry is coming off an unrepeatable poor shooting performance and is in prime position to earn his first Finals MVP honor. Thompson found his stroke last game and will transform into Game 6 Klay tonight. Draymond Green has somewhat cleaned up his offensive no-show act. Jordan Poole is nailing buzzer-beating halfcourt heaves and leading the bench. Andrew Wiggins is locking down Jayson Tatum and climbing up the Finals MVP ladder.
Sprinkle in a bunch of late-game free throws to put the game to rest, and the Golden State Warriors can win by double-digits and become your 2022 NBA Champions.
Playing in an elimination game should force Brown to play close to 48 minutes and see the ball a ton. His recent form has been promising, having connected on two-plus threes in four Finals games.
Draymond Green can attempt as many threes as he wants, and I would still take his three-point under. He’s zero for 11 on shots from downtown.