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Celtics vs. Warriors line, picks: Advanced computer model releases selections for NBA Finals Game 5 matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Monday's Game 5 matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors
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The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics face off in Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals at 9 p.m. ET on Monday. Golden State is favored by four points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 210.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Celtics vs. Warriors picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the 2022 NBA Finals on a stunning 88-60 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Celtics are red-hot from 3-point range. Boston is shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc in the NBA Finals, and the Celtics are averaging 26.8 assists per game. The Celtics are assisting on 71.3 percent of all field goals in the finals, and Boston is also securing almost 30 percent of missed shots on the offensive glass. Boston's defense is also elite, leading the NBA during the regular season and yielding only 1.06 points per possession in the playoffs.

The model also knows the Warriors have Stephen Curry on their side. He exploded for 43 points, 10 rebounds and seven 3-pointers in Game 4, leading Golden State to victory. Curry is averaging 34.3 points per game in the series, making 49 percent of 3-point attempts in the process. As a team, the Warriors are scoring more than 1.15 points per possession in the postseason, and Golden State is 10-1 at Chase Center.

Now, it has set its sights on Celtics vs. Warriors. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Celtics vs. Warriors? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Celtics vs. Warriors spread you should be all over Monday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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