Western Conference Finals Odds
After a lengthy season, the NBA Western Conference Finals features the matchup we have all been waiting for. Here’s a look at the odds to win this year’s series.
This year’s Western Conference Finals features the top-seeded Houston Rockets taking on the second-seeded Golden State Warriors. According to oddsmakers, the Warriors are favored, as they are getting odds of -200 to win the series. The Rockets are listed with a money line of +170 to prevail.
The Warriors are the three-time defending champions in the Western Conference and have won two of the last three NBA Finals. The Warriors have gone to five games in both of their series. It opened with a 5-game series win over the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs. It was followed up by a 5-game series win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors have yet to lose at home in the playoffs, suffering both losses on the road.
The Houston Rockets last won the Western Conference Finals in 1995 and they have four titles in franchise history. The Rockets have won both of their playoff series in five games. They opened with a 5-game series win over the eighth-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves and followed that up with 5-game win over the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz. The Rockets have suffered one loss at home and one on the road during the playoffs.
These two teams met three times this season, with Houston winning two of the three meetings. Each team picked up a win on the road. Through the three games, the Warriors had a +1 advantage in scoring. The Warriors definitely have the experience in these pressure-filled games, as the Rockets and their stars have yet to achieve any major playoff accomplishment.