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It's the game people have been waiting for since the start of the NBA Season. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight. Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics. John Hyslop breaks down a same-game parlay for Game 1.

Boston Celtics NBA Finals Game 1 Same Game Parlay: Trust Jayson Tatum, Al Horford

The NBA is back tonight and honestly, I can't wait. This is it, people. We're not getting any more basketball until October. By then we'll be watching football. That's crazy. The only way to play this is to bet every game. Not just bet the games though, watch every play, maybe even tune into pregame and postgame talk. (Definitely turn it off before you become dumb though.) The main thing is, to soak it in. These Finals will be over before we know it.

Luckily for us, I found a parlay we can all be proud of for Game 1. It will get us by until the weekend when losses don't even count. The one I found is what we on the street are calling a "guaranteed winner" (probably). We used it in the Eastern Conference Finals and it worked then so you know it will work now (probably). Let's dive into the odds for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Warriors vs. Celtics Game 1 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: June 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ABC

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Warriors vs. Celtics Game 1 Line Movement

Warriors vs. Celtics Same Game Parlay (+123) (Bet $100 to win $123)

*Odds available at FanDuel at time of publishing*

I'm at FanDuel here because they won't even let us do this at DraftKings. They're way too smart. Actually, the only one they won't allow is the Tatum rebounds as the lowest number they will let us do is 6+. It's not that crazy but there is a big difference between five and six in that market if you ask me. Therefore I think we should just play the same one we did last week at FanDuel.

Jayson Tatum Over 4.5 Rebounds

The easiest one on the board is the Tatum rebounds at 4.5. You would have to go back 11 games to find one where he didn't clear this number. He's actually had three games where he went double digits in the category so five is pretty much nothing. These two teams met twice in the regular season and Tatum pulled down at least eight boards in both contests. This will cash by halftime.

Jayson Tatum 4+ Assists

The next leg (Tatum 4+ assists) is another easy one that has also cashed in the last 11 games. The thing is, during that 11-game run, Tatum has seen an average of 10.9 potential assists per game. The idea that he would only need to get four with that type of volume is pretty ridiculous. Even in the game that he didn't quite get to four helpers, he still recorded three. It's not like he disappeared completely. He'll get at least four assists tonight. No problem.

Al Horford Over 2.5 Assists

Finally, we've reached the Al Horford leg of the parlay. This one is always tough but keep in mind we're not asking Al to do anything special here. In fact, the man has done this in each of his last 13 games. We're talking 13 in a row here people. Horford will never be confused with Steve Nash, but at the end of the day, he's seeing volume in this category. Over the Celtics' last 10 games, he's seen 7.6 potential assists per contest. That's plenty for a guy that only needs three. I have no idea how this parlay could possibly lose.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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