Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Trends: How Public Is Betting NBA Finals Game 1 (Thursday, June 2)

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Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. Pictured: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors

  • According to live NBA odds, the Golden State Warriors are short home favorites against the Boston Celtics for Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals.
  • Even more interesting is that bettors are flocking to one side Celtics vs. Warriors in record numbers.
  • Using the Action Network's NBA public betting data, we detail which side of Celtics vs. Warriors is on pace to be one of the most popular bets in NBA Finals history.

Celtics vs. Warriors Odds

Celtics Odds+4
Warriors Odds-4
DateThursday, June 2
Time9 p.m. ET

*Odds as of Thursday morning

Game 1 of the highly-anticipated 2022 NBA Finals is just a few short hours away.

At 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Celtics will take on the Warriors in the first of a possible seven championship games.

Golden State is a short home favorite against Boston based on the latest NBA Finals Game 1 odds, and tonight's game will surely attract plenty of attention from sports bettors everywhere.

So with NBA Finals Game 1 surely drawing a huge handle, how are bettors getting down on Celtics vs. Warriors tonight?

Is the short price with Golden State too appetizing to ignore? Or is Boston getting points what most bettors prefer?

According to the Action Network's NBA public betting data, bettors are lining up on the same side of Celtics vs. Warriors in record fashion.

Let's dig into the numbers.

Celtics vs. Warriors Betting Trends

As of late Thursday morning, a whopping 77% of spread bettors are laying the points with the Warriors.

To put this in historical perspective, the most lopsided NBA Finals games that we've ever tracked came from Game 5 of the 2021 finals between the Bucks and Suns and Game 2 of the 2019 finals between the Warriors and Raptors.

In those two games Phoenix and Golden State both closed with 71% of the spread action.

For those wondering, the over is also the preferred side of tonight's Celtics vs. Warriors total with 62% of the tickets.

Please note that our historical NBA data starts in 2005, so we don't know how tonight's Celtics vs. Warriors Game 1 compares to finals games prior to that season.

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