The Golden State Warriors (0-1) welcome the Boston Celtics (1-0) to the Chase Center Sunday for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.
Below, we list the best value prop bets from Tipico Sportsbook‘s 2022 NBA Finals Game 2 odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Warriors took a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter of Game 1, but blinked and saw it disappear as they were outscored by 24 in the last period. They’ll look to even the series before heading to Boston. No team has started the NBA Finals with two home losses and won the series. Golden State was led by G Stephen Curry with 34 points.
Celtics C Al Horford led the Celtics’ fourth-quarter push as he erupted for 6 threes and 26 points in the game. Boston will look to get more from star F Jayson Tatum, who scored just 12 points Thursday.
NBA Finals prop bets for Game 2
Warriors PF Draymond Green points: UNDER 8.5 (-115)
F Draymond Green and G Klay Thompson both know they need to be better in Game 2, but Green’s involvement needs to be less as a scorer and more as a competent playmaker.
He had 5 assists and 3 turnovers to complement his 4 points on 2-for-12 shooting in Game 1.
I faded Green in Game 1, and he has gone Under 6.5 points in 9 of 17 postseason games. He should be increasingly involved distributing in Game 2, and I’ll take this prop as one of my favorites.
Warriors PF Otto Porter Jr. points: OVER 6.5 (-127)
The Warriors didn’t find much success inside against Boston’s top-ranked defense in Game 1. They should play to their strengths, shooting the ball, in Game 2.
If that’s what head coach Steve Kerr opts to do, F Otto Porter Jr., who had a strong Game 1 will get at least two quarters of playing time. When he has 23 or more minutes this postseason, he has topped this total in 5 of 7 games.
I expect Kerr to play the floor-spacing Porter early and often as the Dubs’ best frontcourt scoring option off the bench.
Celtics SF Grant Williams 3-pointers made: OVER 0.5 (-133)
Grant Williams only saw 16 minutes in Game 1, likely in part to Horford exploding for 26 and the Celtics often going small. He has been solid this postseason and should continue to be part of the rotation.
Williams shot 41% from deep during the regular season. He hit a triple in 13 of 19 postseason games. Combine the two, and even 16 minutes should be enough for Williams to get loose for 1 triple.