Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals takes place on Wednesday night when the Golden State Warriors travel to the East Coast to take on the Boston Celtics. The series is tied 1-1, making this competition the most important yet. Here’s a look at how the public is betting on this game, with odds and insights courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Warriors vs. Celtics, 9:00 p.m. ET, ABC
The Warriors get the most action against the spread at +3.5. 61 percent of all bets support Golden State, which corresponds to 55 percent of the money raised. This is surprising considering the Celtics are yet to lose a straight game this postseason and are returning home after two games in the Bay Area.
62 percent of bettors take the over at 212 even though the last game went down. The expectation could be that role players will play better at home, favoring Marcus Smart, Derrick White and Al Horford. That trio helped the Celtics win Game 1 and beat the total, so that might be the thought here.
The spread splits are no accident, as 70 percent of the bets are putting the Warriors to win Game 3 and take a 2-1 lead in the series. 69 percent of the money that comes in goes to Golden State. This is again surprising as Boston is undefeated after losing this postseason and those playing Golden State against the spread could have better odds playing them on the moneyline. Public opinion is that Golden State will win Game 3, so those betting on the Warriors ATS should probably add a money line bet for a higher payout as well.
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