NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Thursday 6/2

By Jonathan Von Tobel  (Senior NBA Analyst) 

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Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Thursday, June 2

*Lines are opening numbers

Boston Celtics @ Golden State Warriors (-3.5, 210.5)

Game 1: Series tied 0-0

After an arduous postseason schedule that did include much rest both teams should come in fresh and ready to roll tonight. Golden State has not played since last Thursday when it eliminated Dallas, and Boston has had three days to recuperate from a gritty Eastern Conference Finals win over Miami. There are plenty who still believe this to be a bad “spot” for the Celtics because they went to seven games with the Heat, but this is not the same scenario as Game 1 of their series with Miami. In that contest they had one day off after their Game 7 win over Milwaukee and still opened a double-digit lead before falling apart in the third quarter. I do not believe that to be the case here for Boston. Three days off is an eternity for NBA players, especially after a postseason schedule like this one. 

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