Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics picks, predictions: Who wins NBA Finals Game 3?

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The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics face off on Wednesday at TD Garden in Boston in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. MST and can be seen on ABC.

Who will win the game?

Check out these odds, picks and predictions for the contest.

The Celtics are a 3.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Boston is -165 on the money line and Golden State is +133.

The over/under for the game is set at 212.5 points.

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Odds Checker: Celtics will cover vs. Warriors in Game 3

Jason Radowitz writes: "The Celtics had too many breakdowns in Game 2. Adjustments will need to be made. But with the fans on their side in Game 3, the energy is going to build up. Turnovers must be limited at home and shots will fall at a more consistent pace. Boston isn't far off. They just had a bad quarter. I'm not going to give up on them. Take Boston against the spread, at home for Game 3."

Betting News: Celtics 107, Warriors 102

Devon Platana writes: "Momentum should be on the Warriors’ side ahead of Game 3, but I actually like the Celtics winning a close one here. I think Boston will get Tatum and Brown going at the same time, whereas Thompson is still having major struggles for Golden State. I’m also taking the under on this prop because it’s been a consistent trend between the two teams. The total has hit the under in 12 of the last 15 meetings between the Warriors and Celtics, making it likely that it happens again on Wednesday."

Gambling News: Go with the Warriors to win Game 3 vs. Celtics

Jessie Carter writes: "Online sportsbooks see the Boston Celtics as the favorites in Game 3. However, judging by what we saw in the previous game, we think the Golden State Warriors mustn’t be underestimated. They definitely have the manpower to make it 2-1 in the NBA Finals."

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Game 2: Celtics center Al Horford fouls Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) on a drive during the first half.
Game 2: Celtics center Al Horford fouls Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) on a drive during the first half.

Top Bet: Warriors 108, Celtics 104

It writes: "Stephen Curry stayed hot in Game 2 after a good individual start to the series in Game 1. The two-time NBA MVP led the Warriors with 29 points in Game 2’s 107-88 victory over Boston. Golden State showed that it can get whatever it wants on offense when Curry – and even if it’s just Curry – who is clicking, as the Warriors outscored Boston in the paint, 40-24, in large part because Boston’s defense reached a point where it did not know anymore what to do with him, which allowed his teammates to prosper as well. Curry should now be the frontrunner to win Finals MVP honors, as he is averaging nearly double than that of the next best scorer for the Warriors in the series, with 31.5 points through two games. Jordan Poole has also woken up, dropping 17 points off the bench, including some back-breaking baskets that really helped demoralize Boston. That’s the kind of win the Warriors needed, heading into Game 3 in enemy territory."

ESPN: Celtics have an 80.6% chance to win the game

The site's Basketball Power Index gives the Warriors a 19.4% chance to win the game.

FiveThirtyEight: Celtics have a 78% win probability

The site gives the Warriors a 22% win probability in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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