Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics picks, predictions: Who wins NBA Finals Game 4?

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The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics face off on Friday at TD Garden in Boston in Game 4 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 4.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Boston is -180 on the money line and Golden State is +145.

The over/under for the game is set at 213.5 points.

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Odds Checker: Take the Celtics to cover vs. Warriors in Game 4

Jason Radowitz writes: "The Warriors will have to shoot lights out between Curry and Thompson if they're going to win Game 4 and the series. Andrew Wiggins has played well but shot 1-for-6 from three in Game 3. That didn't help. Plus only Jordan Poole and Otto Porter Jr. have impacted the Warriors off the bench in the Finals. Therefore, I'm sticking with the Celtics. Boston is the deepest team in the NBA. Any night, a new player will step up and have a big game. They back each other up. Even with Curry and Thompson adding at least 25 points, the Warriors still lost by 16."

Fansided: Lean Celtics in Game 4 vs. Warriors

Peter Dewey writes: "I’ve bet on Boston in every game in this series, and there’s no way I’m going to stop now. The Celtics have a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead, and they showed that the Warriors’ small-ball lineup is exploitable in Game 3. Robert Williams was an absolute force on the offensive glass in Game 3, and the Warriors didn’t have an answer for the Celtics inside with Draymond Green playing poorly and eventually fouling out. Maybe Steve Kerr will play Kevon Looney more, but the Celtics have also made the Warriors one-dimensional on offense. Golden State has relied heavily on Curry and Klay Thompson to get going from outside, and even that wasn’t enough in Game 3. Simply put, Green and Looney aren’t threats on offense, which makes it much easier for Boston to close out and attack the Warriors’ shooters. I think Boston is in a great spot to take a 3-1 lead with Curry banged up."

Gambling News: Celtics will defeat Warriors in Game 4

Jessie Carter writes: "If Curry doesn’t return by Friday, the Celtics are going to demolish the Warriors. If he does return, we’ll probably see a close battle on the court of TD Garden. Still, even with him on the roster, the Warriors are likely to lose Game 4."

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Game 3: Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) ties up Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) for possession during the second half.
Game 3: Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) ties up Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) for possession during the second half.

Odds Shark: Take the Warriors with the points vs. Celtics in Game 4

It writes: "Golden State was excellent defensively in Game 2 but that all fell apart in Game 3 as the visitors allowed Boston to score at will, particularly in the first half. The Warriors will need to get back to that defensive intensity that got them their first win of the series if they’re going to knot things up again in Game 4."

ESPN: Celtics have a 75.4% chance to win the game

The site's Basketball Power Index gives the Warriors a 24.6% chance to win the game.

FiveThirtyEight: Celtics have a 76% win probability

The site gives the Warriors a 24% win probability in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

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