2022 NBA Finals MVP odds: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown gain ground as Celtics hold 2-1 lead

The Boston Celtics weathered a tough third quarter in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, continuing a fourth quarter run to take a 2-1 lead in the 2022 NBA Finals. The Celtics got strong contributions from their stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, while actors like Marcus Smart and Robert Williams also stepped up. Boston is now two wins away from a championship.

Here’s a look at how Game 3 moved the Finals MVP lines for the game.

If we look at the line movement after Game 2, the most obvious jump is Brown going up to +350. The forward has been off to blistering starts in every game, especially in Games 2 and 3. He’s averaging 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game and could be a valuable game for those who believe the Celtics will win the series.

Tatum remains the favorite, although he’s become a slightly bigger favorite now with Boston up 2-1. The star is averaging 22.0 points per game despite a poor showing in Game 1, but he’s also contributing in other areas. Tatum is averaging 8.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, which helps his case for Finals MVP immensely.

Curry is the frontrunner for the Warriors side and is probably the only logical choice to get the award should Golden State come back to win this series. He’s averaging 31.3 points per game and was Golden State’s most consistent player through three competitions. If you think the Warriors will come back to win this series, Curry at +205 is a worth bet.

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