Sports Betting: Golden State heavy favorites to beat Cleveland in NBA Final

Updated: May 31, 2018

By Sports Betting Buzz

Four in a row. The NBA season — and the last chance to wager — once again comes down to the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The Warriors were crowned champions in 2017, while the Cavs grabbed the title in 2016.

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They’re also heavily favored to open the series with a bang as 12-point favorites and 10/1. The last time a team was favored to take the opening game by more than 12 points was back in 1991 — and the last time anybody was a 12-point favorite were the Los Angeles Lakers over the Philadelphia 76ers 17 years ago. Before you pounce, the Sixers won that game.

Looking at the rest of the game lines for the opener on May 31, it’s probably no surprise Golden State is 25/4 in the money line with Cleveland 2/19, while the over/under is 214.5 points at 10/11 odds. Don’t forget, you can wager on those markets for each quarter and each half at bet365 as well. In addition, you can investigate the alternative game totals and alternative point spread options.

If you’re convinced the oddsmakers are right and it’s going to be a Warriors cakewalk, you can keep things interesting by betting on markets such as the winning margin, double result, race-to-20 points, odd/even team and/or game totals, team-with-highest-scoring quarter, series correct score, series leader, to win from behind, the finals MVP, and correct score after game three.

Note: Odds were correct at the time of publishing but subject to change.