The 2022 NBA Finals will start on Thursday night, when the Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics in the first game of a series that oddsmakers think will be close all the way through.

DraftKings Sportsbook says that the Warriors are most likely to win it all, but this series should be close and could go either way.

Picks for the Celtics vs. the Warriors

Finals odds:  Warriors -150, Celtics +130. Warriors 53-29, Celtics 51-31 at the end of the regular season Record against each other: 1-1

DraftKings Sportsbook says that the Warriors are a -150 favourite to win the NBA Finals. 

This is because some of their best players got hurt the last two years and kept them out of the playoffs. 

Golden State is not completely healthy, but Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, three of the team's best players, will be ready to play.

This group has played a lot of games at the highest level of the NBA.