Game One of the NBA Finals has officially arrived! After a dramatic 82-game season for all 30 teams in the Association, there are now only two teams left standing in June. The time has finally come, so kick off your shoes, rest upon your favorite recliner, and tune in to what should be an all-time classic NBA Finals matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors. Check out our NBA odds series, where our prediction of who has the best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals will be made.
With this thrilling series set to take place, this article will dive deep down on why the Warriors have the best chances to bring home the whole shebang. By the conclusion of this piece, sports bettors will no question find clarity on who to select to come out triumphant in this best of seven-game series.
Here are the Celtics-Warriors Outright Odds for the 2022 NBA Finals, courtesy of FanDuel.
2022 NBA Finals Odds: Celtics-Warriors
Boston Celtics: (+135)
Golden State Warriors: (-160)
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Why The Warriors Have The Best Odds to Win 2022 NBA Finals
For basketball fans, the first week of June symbolizes the most wonderful time of the year. Forget Christmas, but the NBA Finals truly brings out the fan in all professional basketball enthusiasts. Looking ahead to the 2022 NBA Finals, a pair of two seeds will go head-to-head, as the Warriors will be attempting to secure their seventh NBA championship in their storied history while the Celtics will look to build off of their league-leading championship wins with 17 total trophies under their belts. Unfortunately for Boston fans around the globe, here is why Golden State has the best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals.
To begin, both teams deserve all of the credit in the world in coming one step away from reaching the mountain top of basketball, as each side only stands four wins away from their wildest dreams coming true. However, only one squad will be able to survive and hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy in just a couple weeks’ time. During the regular season, both teams squared off back on Mar. 16th in a Celtics 110-88 beatdown of Golden State. With Curry still remaining out of the lineup due to injury and Klay Thompson shaking the rust off with his own injury setback, the Celtics were easily able to dispose a way different-looking Warriors bunch. That was then, and this is now, as Golden State has looked like an entirely different group throughout the postseason.
Obviously, a big part of the Warriors’ success in the playoffs has been the return of Stephen Curry, who is considered to be one of the best point guards and shooters that the game of basketball has ever seen. His impact leaves opposing defenses to guard closely in the entire half-court, as Curry and the rest of the “Splash Brothers” are more than capable to hit threes from the logo and even beyond. Even 15 years ago, this concept seemed crazy, but Curry has simply changed the game forever in large part to his marksman-like shooting that has made a generational impact throughout the world on how the game is now played.
With the three-headed monster of Curry, Thompson, and Poole now in full effect, Golden State also enters play on Thursday extremely rested after downing the Mavericks in five games, while Boston had to use up most of their energy in seven games against Miami. Not to mention, the Warriors will have home-court advantage throughout the Finals, as they no doubt possess one of the more feared and loud fanbases that the game has to offer. Combine these two factors that the Warriors have tremendous depth on their roster to combat Boston’s talent and all of a sudden you have a squad that has a high chance to be champions for the first time since 2018.