TD Garden hosts Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday. Boston is favored by 3.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 210 (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 SportsLine expert Zack Cimini.
A Las Vegas handicapper who's never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Cimini excels in multiple sports. Over the past 36 NBA picks, Cimini is 23-14, returning almost $800 to $100 players. He is also on an amazing 39-18-1 run with his last 58 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, returning almost $1,700 to $100 players.
Cimini knows the Celtics have a sense of urgency and home-court advantage. Boston is also exceptional on defense, leading the NBA in defensive rating this season and allowing only 1.06 points per possession in the playoffs. The Celtics are also securing more than 74 percent of defensive rebounds in the series. Boston is allowing only 16.0 free throw attempts per game to the Warriors, and the Celtics are also burying 41 percent of 3-point attempts in the NBA Finals.
He is also aware the Warriors dominated the turnover battle in Game 5. Golden State generated 23 assists and committed only six turnovers, with the Warriors producing 18 turnovers and nine steals on defense. The Warriors also have the best player in the series in Stephen Curry. He is averaging 30.6 points per game in the series, making 41.7 percent of 3-point attempts. Andrew Wiggins is also excelling, averaging 18.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and shining in the Game 5 win.
Now, Cimini has set his sights on Warriors vs. Celtics. We can tell you he is leaning over the total, and he's found a critical x-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread! You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he has to say before locking in any NBA picks.
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