Dubs responds with Dominant Game 2, back as title betting favorite

  • The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals on Sunday night.
  • With the win, the series is now tied at 1-1 but the Warriors are back as -115 betting favorites to win the title.
  • Game 3 is in Boston on Wednesday night, and the Celtics opened as -3.5-point home favorites.

The 2022 NBA Finals is back to where it started – with both teams on even terms.

Boston drew first blood by winning Game 1, but the Warriors answered the bell and bounced back with a dominating victory in Game 2 to tie the series at one game apiece before heading to Game 3 in Boston on Wednesday. evening.

Bounced

After spitting a 15-point third-quarter lead in Game 1, the Warriors made sure there would be no comeback this time around from the Celtics. Golden State turned a 2-point halftime lead into a whopping 23-point cushion early in the 4th quarter as the Warriors recovered from a split in both games played at Chase Center.

Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points and made five three-point bets to top his 27.5-point and 4.5 three-point bets. Jordan Poole had a great second half also topping his 13.5-point scoring prop and 1.5 three-point prop made with 17 points and five triples for the Warriors. Poole hit a massive three-pointer from Curry’s range to beat the 3rd quarter buzzer and bury the Celtics for good:

Jayson Tatum opened like a house on fire after a dismal effort in Game 1. Tatum scored 21 points in the first half but turned icy in the second half and finished with 28 points to lead Boston. However, Game 1 hero Al Horford only scored 2 points on a 1-4 shot after collecting 26 points on six three-pointers in Game 1. Jaylen Brown and Derrick White combined to score just 29 points after combining to score 45 in Game 1 of the series. .

NBA Championship Odds Update

With the win, the Warriors reclaimed the betting favorites to win the 2022 NBA title. On the BetOnline app, Golden State is back as a -115 favorite with Boston falling back to -105. Prior to Game 2, the Celtics had odds of -160 on the favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy with the Warriors at +140. The Dubs opened at -155 odds while the Celtics hit the Championship betting tables at +135 ahead of the start of the 2022 NBA Finals.

BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FD Sportsbook and Borgata Online also have the same league odds as the BetOnline app. Meanwhile, the Barstool Sportsbook and Unibet have the Warriors listed at -115 odds and the Celtics at -106. Bet365 US and PointsBet USA both have odds of -110 for Dubs and Cs.

Although the best NBA sportsbooks have different streak prices after Game 2, the odds are close wherever you look. The 2022 NBA Finals opened with the closest betting odds in an NBA Championship Series since 2014 and it’s surely up to par right now with both teams even after two games played.

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