Celtics vs. Warriors Referee Betting Trends: How Tony Brothers Officiating Affects NBA Finals Game 5

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Referee betting trends? Yeah, we've got those.

We've covered these particular angles for years, whether it be refs favoring visiting teams, Game 7 patterns, or why Chris Paul can't seem to win when Scott Foster is calling the shots.

Tony Brothers, meanwhile, is a part of the three-man officiating crew for Monday's Celtics vs. Warriors Game 5.

He and the Celtics haven't meshed well over recent memory.

Over the last decade, Boston's just 3-12 straight up and 4-11 against the spread in postseason games reffed by Brothers — that makes the 27-year NBA vet the least-profitable official for the franchise.

It also appears the later the series gets, the worse Boston performs when Brothers is in pinstripes.

Across the last 10 years, the C's are 0-4 straight up in the playoffs during Game 5, 6 or 7 with Brothers in the fold.

The Celtics were upset as four-point favorites in Game 4 to push the series to 2-2.

The Warriors are listed as four-point chalk Monday. They've ripped off five covers in their last six tries in the favorite role.

The total, meanwhile, is 210.5 or 211, depending on where you shop.

Golden State is the popular pick at the time of writing, as we've logged 56% of the spread bets and 58% of the moneyline wagers on the home team at -165 (you can check out public splits here).

Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET.

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