Learn the sports betting basics to place a bet on Celtics vs Warriors Game 5 with early odds from YouWager.
The Warriors managed to win game 4 at TD Garden. And now the 2022 NBA Finals series between Golden State and Boston is tied at 2-2.
The action is now headed back to Chase Center for a very defining game 5.
Whoever wins this game will be one short of winning the title this year.
And, after winning game 4 on the road, and with game 5 taking place at home, Golden State is the favorite this time.
Celtics vs Warriors Game 5 Early Odds
The early odds for Celtics vs Warriors Game 5 are set:
- Point Spread: Warriors -3.5
- Total: 212 Over/Under
- Moneyline: Warriors -165, Celtics +140
Celtics vs Warriors Game 5 Betting Basics
If you wish to bet Celtics vs Warriors Game 5, but you are not sure about how to do it, here is a brief explanation on how to wager:
What is the point spread?
The point spread was basically created to bring balance between a very good team, and a weaker side.
When you take the point spread, you are making a bet on the expected score difference.
That means that you, as a bettor, can decide if you wish to bet on the favorite or the underdog.
The favorite wins if his final score is greater than the score of the underdog after the spread has been removed.
The underdog wins if his final score plus the spread is greater than the score of the favorite.
Here’s a quick example of the current line for Celtics vs Warriors Game 5:
Here the line says Warriors -3.5. And that means that Golden State must beat the Celtics for more than three and a half points so you can win your bet.
If the Warriors win the game but for less than three and a half points, you lose your bet.
On the other hand, the Celtics are +3.5 underdogs.
So, let’s say you decide to place a bet on Boston. The team can even lose the game; but when you add those extra 3.5 points, if the final score is greater than the score for Golden State, you win the bet.
What is the total?
When you bet on the total, you are making a bet on the combined score for both teams at the end of the game.
For example, the total for the 2022 NBA Finals Game 5 is 212.
So, you must decide if you wish to bet the game to go over 212 points total, or under 212 points total. That’s it!
This is one of the simplest bets to make, and it’s so popular because you don’t even have to choose a side.
All you need to do is to decide on the total number of points scored.
What is the Moneyline?
When you bet on the money line, you are just placing a bet on the outright winner. As simple as that.
If you place a Moneyline bet on the favorite, you will have to risk more to earn less if you win.
And the reason for that is because the favorite has the most chances of winning, and that is why the profits are reduced.
Favorites are identified with a negative number. In the case of Celtics vs Warriors Game 5, the favorites are the Warriors, identified as -165.
What this means is that you can earn $100 for every $165 you bet.
On the other side, the Celtics, the underdogs, are identified as +140.
So, because they are the least favorite team to win, if they actually get the victory, you get better compensation.
In this case, for each $100 you bet you can earn an extra $140.
Keep checking our sports news for more information on Celtics vs Warriors Game 5, best of luck with your early action on the game!