NBA Finals Series Odds
For the fourth consecutive season, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals. Here’s a look at the odds to win this year’s version of the matchup.
According to oddsmakers, the Golden State Warriors heavily favored to win the NBA Finals this year, as they are being given -1000 odds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are listed with a money line of +625 to win this series. The 2-2-1-1-1 series begins on Thursday, May 31 at Golden State.
The Warriors are seeking their third NBA championship in four years. They will have the home-court advantage in the series after winning the West. Golden State defeated the San Antonio Spurs in five games to start the playoffs, then beat the New Orleans Pelicans in five games. In the Western Conference Finals, they dispatched the Houston Rockets in seven games. The Warriors are loaded with talent behind Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Their other starter, Andre Iguodala, missed the last few games of the conference finals due to a knee bruise.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to win their second NBA championship in the last three years. Cleveland defeated the Indians Pacers in seven games and then swept the Toronto Raptors in the second round. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Cleveland defeated the Boston Celtics in seven games. Cleveland is continued to be led by LeBron James, who is appearing in his eighth consecutive NBA Finals. The team could be without Kevin Love to open the series, as he is dealing with a concussion.