Mims' Thursday NBA Finals Picks: Celtics vs. Warriors, plus Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry props

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors, 9 pm EDT.
Will Celtic Marcus Smart be able to keep Steph Curry's tongue in his mouth?
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The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics meet for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The game is being played in San Francisco. Game time is 9 pm on ABC.

The numbers: The Warriors are favored in Game 1. The Warriors are -3.5 and the total is 212.5. The money line is Warriors -170 and the Celtics +145.

Prop Bets for Game One: Warriors team total over 107.5. The Warriors have scored over 112 points in each of their series opening games. Lean toward Golden State at the price of-120 to exceed their projected total. Klay Thompson over 20.5 at the price of -110. Klay is coming off scoring 32 in the close-out game against the Dallas Mavericks. Take Thompson over. Draymond Green over 5.5 assists. The price is high at -150 but the number is doable. Green averaged seven assists during the regular season and went over six assists in five of his last ten games. Green has five assists in four of the games that he did not exceed the projected number. Collect on Green!

Special H2H Player Prop: Jaylen Brown vs. Stephen Curry. More Points. Brown is a +150 while Curry is -185. Price is high but Curry is the play.

The Game: The Warriors will take control early as the Celtics get acclimated to the intensity of the NBA Finals. Warriors will allow the Cs to get back in the game by committing turnovers. The Warriors average over fourteen turnovers a game. The 3rd quarter will feature the explosion the Warriors typically bring after halftime. The Dubs cover and win Game 1. The game goes under.

I will live tweet during the second quarter of tonight’s game. Follow me on Twitter.

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