Latest NBA Finals Odds 2020
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Odds to win the 2019-20 NBA Championship updated on July 15, 2019
|NBA Championship 2019-20|
|Los Angeles Clippers||4.20||4.33||4.25|
|Los Angeles Lakers||5.00||5.25||4.75|
|Golden State Warriors||14.00||14.00||13.00|
|Portland Trail Blazers||34.00||29.00||34.00|
|New Orleans Pelicans||67.00||67.00||67.00|
|San Antonio Spurs||67.00||67.00||67.00|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||101.00||81.00||151.00|
|New York Knicks||201.00||81.00||151.00|
True North Strong and Free - Plus NBA Champions now as well! Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors who brought the Larry O'Brien Trophy to Canada for the first time ever with a 4-2 NBA Finals win over the Golden State Warriors.
|NBA Championship 2018-19|
|Golden State Warriors||3.40||3.60||3.60|
NBA Finals Futures Odds Last Updated on June 13, 2019 - Series: Toronto 3-2
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- 01Toronto Raptors Prevailed
- 02NBA Finals Game 6 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
- 03NBA Finals Game 5 Warriors @ Raptors Picks
- 04NBA Finals Game 4 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
- 05NBA Finals Game 3 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
- 06NBA Finals Game 2 Warriors @ Raptors Picks
- 07NBA Finals - Picks & Predictions
- 08NBA Championship Odds 2019
- 09Road to NBA Finals
- 10Who is favoured to win the NBA title
- 11What are the types of NBA finals odds
- 12All-Time NBA Champions
Toronto Raptors Prevailed
Call it perhaps one of the biggest upsets the NBA has seen in the past 20 years, but the Toronto Raptors are your 2019 NBA Finals champions. After stunning Golden State with a Game 1 victory, the team from up north never looked back in its quest to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
However, there was plenty of drama along the way. After the Warriors won Game 2, the Raptors bounced back by winning Game 3 and Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. With Kevin Durant back for Game 5 however, Golden State looked ready to make this a series again. They won that crucial showdown, but Durant ruptured his Achilles.
That season-ending injury wasn't the last of nightmares for the Warriors, as Klay Thompson tore his ACL in the Game 6 loss, the same night Toronto won 114-110 to capture its first title in franchise history.
While some might bring up the injuries as an excuse, Toronto truly earned this title. And no one led the way more than Kawhi Leonard. In the series-clinching win, Leonard scored 22 points en route to earning NBA Finals MVP honors. It was the second time he won MVP, making him the third player in league history to win Finals MVP with two different teams.
On 17/06/19, basketball fans flooded the streets of Toronto to be a part of the team's championship parade. After the Raptors historic season - the Greater Toronto Area deserved to celebrate this monumental accomplishment.
Moment: Thank You
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 19, 2019
NBA Finals Game 6 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
Game 5 between the Warriors and Raptors was filled with drama, but in the end, Golden State was able to come away with a heart-stopping 106-105 victory. Now, they’ll look to take their new-found momentum to Oracle Arena on Thursday night to try and force a Game 7.
The Raptors let Game 5 slip away, which could come back to haunt them. What does Vegas think of their odds now that the NBA Finals is returning to Oracle Arena? We’ve got that answer and much more in our Game 6 preview.
Let's bring this back to The Bay.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 2019
Raptors lead the series 3-2. pic.twitter.com/lXNGU213E9
Warriors the favorites in a must-win Game 6
After upsetting the Raptors in Canada on Monday night, Vegas has Golden State as the favorites for Thursday night’s showdown. According to Sports Interaction, the Warriors have 1.63 odds, while the Raptors are listed at 2.33.
The Warriors are also 3.5-point favorites for Game 6. Despite Kevin Durant out for the rest of the season with what’s assumed to be a torn Achilles, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson both came up huge with the season on the line in Game 5. They’ll be counted on to do the same later this week.
Over/Under set at 210.5 heading into Thursday night
The early line for the over-under has been listed at 210.5 on Sports Interaction. For bettors looking to make a move here, the over seems to be the smart wager with 1.91 odds. Through the first five games of the series, the two teams have failed to cover that line just once.
In the other four games, the two teams combined for point totals of 217, 213, 232 and 211. In what figures to be another see-saw contest between Toronto and Golden State, it won’t be a defensive battle on Thursday night. Both squads will be playing their hearts out. Take the over.
Warriors will seal Game 6 from the charity stripe?
When taking a look at the different prop bets, an intriguing one is, who will make the last free throw? With us picking the Warriors to win this one, that means Toronto will be fighting late to try and tie things up/take the lead.
This would force them to foul Golden State in the final seconds of regulation to try and get the ball back. It’s a “what if” scenario, but how many times have we seen that situation play out? The Warriors have 1.87 odds to make the last free throw per Betway. We’ll take those odds in this case.
Raptors still expected to win their first-ever NBA Finals title
Despite blowing a monster opportunity to close the series out in Toronto in Game 5, the Raptors remain the favorites to win it all. Sports Interaction has given them 1.30 odds to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Golden State has 3.20 odds.
It’s important to remember the Raptors still have two tries left to finish off the Warriors. Should they lose on Thursday, Toronto will still have a Game 7 at home to try and get the job done. And with Kevin Durant officially out the next two games, that gives them a big advantage.
Game 5 highlights: Warriors @ Raptors
NBA Finals Game 5 Warriors @ Raptors Picks
History will be made on 10/06/19 – If Toronto defeats Golden State in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Joining the Argonauts 17 Grey Cup titles, 13 Stanley Cups won by the Maple Leafs, plus two Blue Jays World Series pennants, a Raptors 2018-19 NBA Championship banner may soon hang high in Toronto.
2019 NBA Finals Game 5 tips off at 9:00 PM EDT on Monday, June 10. There are loads of fantastic betting options at top online bookmakers!
For the first time, in what seems like forever, Golden State is not favored to win the NBA Championship. The Warriors are big underdogs as they roll into Scotiabank Arena for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Betway has Toronto as (1.15) NBA Championship chalk - Bet365 has the Warriors as (5.50) pups.
Raptors vs Warriors Game 5 Money Line Odds
Toronto is 1.54 favorites at SportsInteraction while the Warriors are priced as 2.50 underdogs. Golden State will be shorthanded again as Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney aren't expected to play.While we may regret not believing in the True North Crew - Our money is on Stephen Curry and the Champs.
Injury Update 10/06/19: Kevin Durant is playing in Game 5.
Golden State @ Toronto Against The Spread Price
Not surprising, after a pair of wins on the road at Oracle Arena, the Raptors are Game 5 ATS chalk on their Scotiabank Center home court. SportsInteraction is offering the best price here again as they have Golden State as -4 (1.91) dogs and the Raptors as -4 (1.91) favorites. Take the points and back the Warriors.
NBA 2019 Championship Game 5 OVER/UNDER Line
Consistent, on every betting board we have looked at, the OVER/UNDER for Game 5 is posted at 214 points. Game 1 (227) Game 2 (213) and Game 3 (232) easily went past that number while Game 4 (197) was a defensive battle. The Warriors will try to slow the fast break Raptors. Bet the UNDER price here.
Prop Betting: Game 5 Score First and Last Free Throw
Bookmakers at Betway prop betting options include "Team To Score First and Last Free Throws" during Game 5. Golden State won both bets in Game 1, Toronto won both in Game 2, the teams split in Game 3 and Game 4 (TOR/GSW). Both options are priced at (1.87) we like Toronto first and Golden State last.
NBA Finals Game 4 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
Steph Curry can’t do this all by himself. That much was clear on Wednesday night in Oakland.
With Klay Thompson missing Game 3 due to a hamstring injury, this gave the Toronto Raptors a major advantage and they didn’t let their massive opportunity slip away. The Raptors took a 2-1 series lead thanks to a convincing 123-109 victory at Oracle Arena.
Now, the Warriors will need to regroup for Game 4 and do everything they can to tie the NBA Finals up. Thought some fans already have the 2019 NBA Draft on their minds, both teams will be ready to battle it out on Friday. What can fans expect for the next game? We take an in-depth look in our preview.
Will the Warriors tie things back up at 2-2?
I know what you’re thinking. After Toronto’s 14-point win in Game 3, they’re the new heavy favorites to win it all. Nope, that’s not the case. Klay Thompson is one of the best shooters in all of basketball. He’s Steph Curry’s right-hand man. Him missing Wednesday’s game was a monster blow for Golden State.
While Thompson watched the loss from the bench, that won’t be the case come Friday night. He’s fully expected to return to action in a game that feels like an absolute must-win for the defending champs.
There’s also a chance Kevin Durant returns. Golden State is favored by Betway to win Game 4 with 1.42 moneyline odds. They’ll tie the series at Oracle.
The over will be your best friend yet again
In the first three games of the NBA Finals, the Raptors and Warriors are averaging 224 points per game. The over/under for Game 4 has already been set at 216 points. In their last eight games, the Warriors and their opponents have failed to reach that mark just twice.
And as we mentioned above, Klay Thompson should return for Game 4, while there’s a chance Durant will see the floor. The two teams combined for 232 points without those two guys on Wednesday? Betway is giving bettors 1.90 odds to take the over. It’s a no-brainer.
Who will end up winning the 2019 NBA Finals?
Odds for the NBA Finals winner keep shifting by the second. With Toronto’s win on Wednesday, you can’t help but think this team has what it takes to take down Golden State. Vegas seems to agree. Per Betway, Golden State and Toronto both have 1.90 odds to win the trophy. It’s a literal toss-up right now.
It goes without saying, but the Warriors have to win Game 4 at home. Should they lose on Friday, the series will return to Toronto for Game 5, with the Raptors owning a 3-1 series lead.
Even if Golden State does win on Friday, it’s key to remember two out of the following three games will be in Toronto. Right now, it feels like Toronto has the slight edge.
This one feels like it could very well go the distance
Imagine if the Larry O’Brien Trophy came down to an incredible Game 7 in Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena on June 16? Right now, it feels like that’s a major possibility. Vegas feels the same. The series going to a Game 7 has the top odds at 2.10. It makes sense after Toronto owned Golden State on Wednesday.
Kawhi Leonard and Co. aren’t scared of the mighty Warriors. They’ll need to keep that mentality once Golden State’s lineup is fully healthy. Though the two teams have already played three games, the madness is yet to even start. This series is just getting started, with a seven-game affair written all over it.
Game 3 Highlights: Raptors @ Warriors
NBA Finals Game 3 Raptors @ Warriors Picks
What a way to bounce back for the Golden State Warriors. After suffering a rough loss to kickstart the 2019 NBA Finals, the team from the Bay Area sent a statement on Sunday night by evening up the series at 1-1.
With their 109-104 victory, the Warriors will now return to their home floor for Game 3 on Thursday night. As you’ve probably guessed, they’ll be favorites in that showdown.
There’s also plenty of other intriguing bets for fans to take a look at before the action gets underway. We’ve got that information in our Game 3 preview, which figures to be a close one.
Warriors are heavy favorites to take a 2-1 series lead
The Raptors had a shot to land a serious blow on Golden State in Game 2 by taking a 2-0 series lead, but they let this one slip away. Behind a mind-blowing 18-0 run to start the third quarter, Golden State proved why everyone expects them to 3-peat and win it all.
Entering Game 3, Sports Interaction has Golden State at 5.5-point favorites, with the moneyline bet is at 1.43.
With DeMarcus Cousins back (11 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2), this only adds more problems for Toronto. Look for them to comfortably win Game 3, with the moneyline wager being the way to go.
Take the Warriors at 1.89 for the first half
After all the smack talk Drake and Raptors fans have been sending Golden State’s way, the Warriors will be ready to put on a show in front of their home fans for the first time this NBA Finals. That’s bad news for the Raptors.
And considering Golden State will want to avoid letting Toronto make an early statement, the team will come out firing on all cylinders in Game 3. The Warriors’ odds of holding a three-point lead at halftime of Game 3 is posted at 1.89.
Though they’ve trailed at halftime in both games this series, that will change at home. This one will be another high-scoring contest, but Golden State should have no issues taking more than a three-point advantage going into the break.
Warriors’ huge odds to win the NBA Finals have returned
Last week, oddsmakers in Vegas got a little nervous when the Warriors lost Game 1, but things have quickly changed. Betway has the Warriors listed at 1.40 to 3-peat, while the Raptors are now at 3.00.
This comes as no surprise seeing as Golden State tied up the series and saw DeMarcus Cousins have an impressive showing in his return from a hamstring injury. Steve Kerr already announced Kevin Durant will return to the floor in the middle of the series.
That could mean either Game 3 of Game 4. And once he does return, his 34.2 points of production per game will as well.
Toronto needed to go up 2-0 to really give themselves a shot to win the Finals. Blowing Game 2 will prove to be too much to overcome, making Golden State our obvious pick.
How many games will the NBA Finals go to?
Toronto has proven to be more of an even matchup with Golden State than many of us predicted. Credit to Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and Co. for making this series entertaining thus far.
But, that doesn’t mean their efforts will be rewarded. As we’ve said from the start, Golden State is merely too powerful to be taken down. With the series returning to Oakland for the next two games, it’d be a surprise if Steve Kerr’s guys didn’t jump out to a 3-1 series lead.
We’ll pick Toronto to win Game 5 back in Canada, but then that opens the door for Golden State to finish things off back at home in Game 6. Betway has this series ending after six games at 2.30. That’s the bet to make here.
Game 2 Highlights: Warriors at Raptors
NBA Finals Game 2 Warriors @ Raptors Picks
Talk about an absolute stunner. On Thursday night, the Raptors and Warriors kicked off the 2019 NBA Finals. Despite everyone expecting Golden State to run away with its third consecutive title, Toronto captured Game 1 with a convincing 118-109 victory.
Perhaps even more stunning, Kawhi Leonard struggled from the floor, finishing with 23 points off 5-of-14 shooting.
However, Pascal Siakam stepped up big time and scored a team-high 32 points. With Game 2 set for Sunday night, the Raptors will be favorites for this one in front of their home fans. Should bettors pick them to go up 2-0? What other bets are of interest heading into the weekend? Take a look at that and much more in our preview.
Raptors expected to jump out to a 2-0 series lead
Again, we can’t stress enough how much of a shocker Thursday night proved to be. While many sporting outlets had Toronto as 1-point favorites for Game 1, millions of fans out there didn’t give them a chance to start the series with a victory.
But, the 9-point win proved they’re for real, which is why they’re now 1.5-point favorites for Game 2.
Can they really come away with another win? We think so. The Raptors have been near invincible at home this postseason and with Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol proving to be outstanding compliments to Kawhi Leonard, this poses a problem for the Warriors. Siakam scored 32 points in Game 1, while Gasol added 20 points and seven rebounds.
Leonard finished with 23 points on a bad shooting night. Imagine if he would have played up to his normal standards? Sportsinteraction has Toronto’s money line odds at 1.77, with Golden State’s at 2.08. Take Toronto once again in this one.
Take the over for Game 2 and don’t think twice about it
Game 1 of the NBA Finals felt like more of a track meet than a basketball game. These two teams were flying all over the hardwood, with the ball being put in the bucket at an unreal pace.
The same should be expected for Game 2. After the two teams combined for 227 points in Game 1, the over/under for Game 2 has been set at 215 points? Really, only 215?
Sportsinteraction has both the over and under set at 1.91. Both sides have multiple stars who can drop 30 points on any given night. And after falling behind 1-0, could Golden State and Steve Kerr feel some pressure to bring back Kevin Durant for Sunday?
He traveled with the team to Toronto and averaged more than 34 points a night in the playoffs before injuring his calf against the Rockets. As we said above, take the over and don’t think twice.
Will this series go the full seven games?
As you might imagine, the odds for the total number of NBA Finals games have gone all over the place after the Raptors came out on top of Game 1. The thought of a Raptors sweep feels nearly impossible, which is why betway lists it at 26.00. Basically, that’s not going to happen. The odds for five games is 3.75, six games is 2.50 and seven games is 2.55.
So, which bet should NBA fans make before Sunday’s action gets underway? We say go with the full seven-game series. There’s no way Toronto sweeps, let’s be honest here. The Warriors are one of the best teams the league has ever seen.
Should Toronto continue to surprise us and take a 2-0 series lead, we’ll head back to the Bay Area for two straight. There’s no way Golden State loses both those contests, especially with a healthy Kevin Durant. This one will be a see-saw battle the rest of the way.
What will be key for the Raptors will be stealing at least one game at Oracle Arena. If they can do that, this one could be decided in a Game 7 on June 17.
Golden State is still the favorite to win it all
Yes, Golden State took a mean right hand from the Raptors on Thursday evening, but they’re not knocked out. Not even close. Golden State is still the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals, with betway listing them at 1.70, Toronto is 2.20. The Raptors’ odds dramatically increased after the Game 1 victory, but they’re still the underdogs for obvious reasons.
The Warriors played Thursday’s game not at full strength. Superstar Kevin Durant is expected to return soon from his calf injury and the second he touches the floor, the entire series changes.
He’s one of the best shooters in the game. Though this series could end up going six or seven games, we expect Golden State to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy later this month to complete it’s 3-peat. Fans should expect this too and put their money on it to happen.
Game 1 Warriors @ Raptors highlights
NBA Finals - Picks & Predictions
Will anything prevent the Golden State Warriors from capturing the 3-peat in the NBA Finals?
It’s not looking likely at this point, but everyone in Toronto is hoping the Raptors will be able to slow down the Western Conference powerhouse.
It certainly won’t be an easy task, with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and others playing out of this world for the defending champs.
Entering Game 1, however, the Warriors actually enter the start of the Finals as underdogs.
Though Golden State was the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference Finals and the Raptors were the No. 2 seed in the East, Toronto finished with a 58-24 regular season record.
The Inside crew shares their NBA Finals predictions. 👀— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2019
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Golden State went 57-25. Because of this, the Raptors have secured home-court advantage.
Games 1 and 2 will be played in Toronto, Games 3 and 4 will then head to Golden State. Game 5 will return to Toronto, Game 6 at Golden State and then should things go to a Game 7 it will be played in Canada.
For Game 1 of the NBA Finals betting lines, the Raptors are 1-point favorites, with 1.87 NBA Championship odds to win.
The Warriors are listed at 1.95. With Drake leading the charge from the stands, the Scotiabank Arena is expected to be rockin’ for the series-opener.
— Troll Sports (@TroIISports) May 29, 2019
Despite the Warriors being underdogs, let’s be real, they’re still the Warriors. The squad is 6-2 on the road this postseason, which bolsters their NBA Finals odds.
Though they’ll certainly face quite the challenge against the Raptors in front of their home fans, they shouldn’t be considered big underdogs whatsoever.
Game 1 feels like it’s going to be a coin toss. The same can’t be said for the series as a whole, though, with Golden State easily being the pick to win it all.
Sportsinteraction has Golden State with 1.36 NBA odds to win the championship, while the Raptors are at 2.87. With Kevin Durant (34.2 points per game in postseason) being sidelined since Game 5 against the Rockets, Curry has been sensational as the go-to option.
Curry is averaging 27.3 points per game in the playoffs, shooting 45.2 percent from the floor. His right-hand man Thompson has also been playing well, putting up 19.1 points a night. He is shooting nearly 40 percent from 3-point land.
Last but not least, Green has been a beast on both ends of the floor. Known for being an elite defender, Green is chipping in with 13.6 points and 9.9 rebounds. His motor never stops, which truly makes him a standout on the hardwood.
For all the Warriors, though, their big test will be trying to contain Kawhi Leonard. The superstar is recording 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in the playoffs. He also has a ridiculous 50.7 field-goal percentage to his name.
Obviously, this won’t be a walk in the park for Golden State. However, they’re the big favorites to win the series for a reason and countless folks have them winning it in their NBA Finals predictions. Their lineup is completely stacked and will only get even more impressive once Durant and DeMarcus Cousins eventually make their way back.
Though the Raptors are slight favorites to win Game 1, that shouldn’t scare fans away. Look for Golden State to 3-peat and continue to cement its place in NBA history.
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NBA Championship Odds 2019
Warriors should have no problems 3-peating
To no one’s surprise, the powerhouse Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year.
Even more mind-boggling, the team from the Bay Area is looking to win it’s fourth championship in that time span. Golden State is listed as a 1.36 favorite to accomplish that feat. With the way Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Co. have been playing, it’s not difficult to see why they’ve been so unstoppable. This unit is playing out of this world.
That’s why they’re once again my pick to take home the Finals title. At this point, it feels like it doesn’t matter who they play. Whether it’s Toronto or Milwaukee, both teams will have its hands full with this historic lineup. Oh, and don’t think we’ve forgotten about Kevin Durant not playing a single game against Portland. Yet, that didn’t prevent the team from pulling off the 4-0 sweep against Damian Dillard, CJ McCollum and the rest of their teammates? Unreal.
Thus far this postseason, Curry has been tremendous, averaging 27.3 points per game, 6.3 assists and 5.6 assists per night. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, both stars on defense as well, have chipped in admirably with 19.1 points and 13.6 points a night, respectively. Green is adding nearly 10 rebounds a contest and more than 8 assists, which showcases just how multidimensional he has been for his team.
And with Durant, he’s been sidelined since Golden State’s Game 5 win over Houston with a strained calf. Before he went down, he was averaging 34.2 points per game. Imagine the Warriors get that back for the Finals? His status is up in the air, but the generational talent is expected to return at some point in the final series.
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors and Bucks are tied at 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals following a Toronto win on Tuesday night. Though Milwaukee looked dominant in the first two games of the series, racing to a 2-0 lead, the Canadian unit captured Games 3 and 4 on its home floor to make this a series again.
With Game 5 heading back to Milwaukee, the Bucks will look to get back on track. I fully expect them to do so. The Raptors looked like a shell of their former selves in the first two road games of the series, with Giannis Antetekounmpo looking dominant. ‘The Greek Freak’ is posting 26 points a game this series, while Khris Middleton (18 PPG) and Eric Bledsoe (13.6 PPG) have stepped up.
While Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors could end up making this a seven-game affair, look for the Bucks to book their trip to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. It’s something the city has been waiting more than three decades to achieve, with fans everywhere buzzing for the chance to get back. Their reward will be a showdown with the Warriors, which shouldn’t last more than 5-6 games. Golden State is in a prime position to 3-peat and should have few problems reaching that goal.
Road to NBA Finals
As expected, Golden State remained on top of NBA championship odds futures charts all season. With NBA semifinal action complete, the Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a thrilling series win over the Denver Nuggets and will now look to stun NBA fans everywhere in trying to take down the powerful team from the Bay Area.
Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to an easy series win over the Boston Celtics, while the Raptors sent Joel Embiid sobbing through the tunnel after Kawhi Leonard drilled a game-winning jumper in his face as time expired in Game 7 on Sunday night. The Toronto Raptors enter the Eastern Conference Finals with plenty of momentum.
With the conference finals set, the Warriors remain the big favorite to bring home the Larry O'Brien trophy at 1.44, which of course would result in a 3-peat. Golden State will enjoy home-court advantage against Portland, with Oracle Arena expected to be loud from start to finish.
The Bucks also have home-court advantage, which could end up being crucial when they face Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Co. Finishing first overall in the regular season, the Bucks will enjoy extra home cooking as long as they remain in the playoffs.
NBA Finals Schedule
Now that we've reached the NBA's edition of the 'Final Four', the start of the Finals is inching closer and closer. Game 1 will tip off on Thursday, May 30.
Should the series end up reaching a Game 7, that game will be played no later than June 16. It's important to note the 2019 NBA Draft is schedule for June 20.
NBA Finals Games
Game 1: Thur, May 30, Golden State at Toronto | 9 ET
Game 2: Sun, June 2, Golden State at Toronto | 8 ET
Game 3: Wed, June 5, Toronto at Golden State | 9 ET
Game 4: Fri, June 7, Toronto at Golden State | 9 ET
*Game 5: Mon, June 10, Golden State at Toronto | 9 ET
*Game 6: Thur, June 13, Toronto at Golden State | 9 ET
*Game 7: Sun, June 16, Golden State at Toronto | 8 ET
NBA Finals feature Eastern and Western Conference winners who compete in a winner take all seven-game series to determine who hoists the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Home-court advantage in the NBA Finals is awarded to the club with the best regular season record - not the highest seed.
Toronto were second seed in East and Golden State were top seed in West, but the Raptors enjoy home court advantage in the Championship series because Canada's Crew earned one more win (58 to 57) than the Warriors during 2018-19 campaign.
Once the top two teams are set - bettors can make game predictions on NBA finals action. The thrilling 2019 Basketball Championship battle will begin on May 30th is slated to end on June 16th at the very latest.
Who is favoured to win the NBA title
Posted at the top of this page, NBA odds to win the championship show the Warriors are the clear favorites. Golden State sits all alone on the top, as their NBA title price has been a negative number for almost a year.
Milwaukee, Toronto and Portland are listed as the underdogs. After both Golden State and Milwaukee advanced with ease in semifinal matchups, it adds even more pressure for Toronto and Portland to try and overcome the mental strain from a 7-game series to attempt to pull off upsets.
Canuck 'Cappers are encouraged to review the CSB NBA Power Rankings, to help them place their playoff wagers with added confidence.
NBA finals odds continue to favor Golden State and rightfully so. After an up-and-down regular season, which saw them win 57 games, the Warriors took down James Harden, Chris Paul and the Rockets with no problems.
Despite losing Kevin Durant to a calf injury, Golden State saw Klay Thompson and Draymond Green step their games up, while Steph Curry took over the offense and reminded fans out there why he's one of the best shooters of all time.
Entering its series with Golden State, perhaps no one is giving Portland a shot of coming out on top and advancing to the NBA Finals.
However, you can never rule out a team that features both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
The two stars powered the Trail Blazers to an unforgettable series win over the Nuggets in the conference semifinals. Add Enes Kanter and Evan Turner to the mix, and this will be one tough team to beat.
"Although they can crank it up at anytime, and we expect they will moving forward, the Warriors haven't looked unbeatable. That could pave the way to an East powerhouse taking home the 2019 NBA Championship"
Don't forget about the East powerhouses. After the Raptors were ridiculed for trading DeMar DeRozan this offseason and bringing in the 'controversial' Kawhi Leonard, Toronto looks like a serious threat to win it all.
Leonard is averaging a ridiculous 31.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the playoffs.
For the Bucks, 'The Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo is showcasing why he's one of the best young talents on the hardwood.
After powering Milwaukee to the best record during the regular season, he and his teammates haven't missed a beat in the postseason.
Will his outstanding play lead to Milwaukee's first NBA Finals appearance since 1974?
NBA Finals Predictions
The Warriors are the favorites to capture their fourth NBA Finals title in the last five years and it's not difficult to see why.
Despite Durant being out of action with his calf injury, and DeMarcus 'Boogie' Cousins sidelined with a quad injury he suffered in the first round against the Clippers, this team looks as powerful as ever.
Steph Curry enters the conference finals averaing 24.3 points per game, which may seem low for him, but that doesn't matter when two-way standout Klay Thompson is bringing his A-game.
Thompson poured in nearly 22 points a night against the Rockets, including 27 in the series-clinching win.
As good as the team has looked, Cousins (quad) is expected to return to face Portland. So, the best team in the world adds an All-Star, 6-11, 270-pound big man to its lineup?
Talk about unlucky for the Trail Blazers. Before going down with his injury, Cousins averaged more than 20 points and 11.5 rebounds in April. Oh, Durant is also expected to return before the end of the series as well.
Basketball tends to be one of the easier sports leagues to foretell. Top contenders are usually head and shoulders above the pretenders. As such, NBA Finals predictions are slightly easier to make compared to other playoffs.
Now that the Rockets have officially been eliminated, the Bucks have solidified their status as the top contenders to defeat the Rockets.
With 'The Greak Freak' stealing the show night in and night out, Khris Middleton has showcased he can be an outstanding No. 2, pitching in with his 19.1 points per game.
Eric Bledsoe has continued his solid season to boot. While the Raptors stole everyone's hearts by taking down the 76ers, they'll have an uphill climb to get past Milwaukee to then have a shot at the Warriors.
Prior to the 2019 Conference Semifinals, here are our Championship picks....
- NBA Eastern Conference Winner: Milwaukee Bucks
- NBA Western Conference Winner: Golden State Warriors
- NBA Finals Champion: Golden State Warriors
What are the Toronto Raptors odds to win the championship
Not many experts are giving the Raptors much of a chance to win the NBA Finals this year, which could prove to be a mistake. Toronto enters its series with the Bucks listed a 9.50, only ahead of Portland and its 19.00 odds.
Though the Raptors may not seem like a sexy pick, you can never underestimae a team which features superstar guard Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has solidified himself as a top-five player in this league. His offensive skill and defensive prowess truly makes him stand out.
Toronto did win its division this year - thanks largely to Leonard having big nights. Fellow former first-round pick Pascal Siakim has been sensational for the Canadian team, scoring 20.8 points in the playoffs.
Though Raptors fans are waiting for 'Playoff Kyle Lowry' to show up, his 7.1 assists a night are nothing to sneeze at. And with Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka manning the low post, this team won't be pushed around on the glass. Don't sleep on this group.
Many, especially Raptors fans in the Great White North, expect Toronto to make their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history this season.
What are the types of NBA finals odds
NBA finals betting odds include a wide variety of standard bets, along with props and other types of wagering opportunities.
NBA Finals Moneylines
NBA finals betting lines include all of the standard betting types found in the regular season. For moneyline bets on the NBA finals, you simply pick the team you believe will emerge victorious in an individual match.
During LeBron’s final season in Cleveland, the Cavaliers were considered underdogs against the Warriors. Cleveland’s odds to win a game were around +250, which means a $100 bet on the Cavs would return $250.
As the favorites, Golden State would have had a line of around -300, which means that the bettor must wager $300 to return a $100 win on the Warriors.
NBA Finals Spreads
Just as popular as moneylines, NBA Finals spreads require bettors to wager on whether a team will win an individual game by a specific points margin.
This type of wager can offer better value than moneylines when two teams are mismatched.
For example, if the Warriors were listed as favorites over the Raptors with a spread of 5.5 points, Golden State would need to win by six points or more for the bet to pay off.
However, if Toronto wins or remains within five points of the Warriors, a spread bet on the Raptors would pay out.
NBA Finals Over Under
If a sportsbooks lists a total of 212.5 points for an over/under, both clubs needs to score 213 points for the “over” bet to win. If the game finishes with 212 or fewer points scored, the “under” wager pays.
NBA Finals Futures and Props
This type of futures bet requires the bettor to correctly predict the champion at the end of the season.
Props for the NBA finals tend to include a large variety of bets on specific aspects of an individual finals game. One type of prop bet could be whether or not Steph Curry scores 30 points in game two of the finals.
Another might involve whether the Warriors scores more points than the Raptors in the second quarter of the third game.
Proposition bets take many different forms, limited only by imagination.
You could create a prop bet which involves whether Kevin Durant notches more assists than the total number of goals scored in game three of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.
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All-Time NBA Champions
The Boston Celtics are the most successful NBA franchise in the history of the sport, dominating the association with 17 titles.
Their eternal nemesis, the Los Angeles Lakers, jumped to 16 titles after Kobe filled his hand with rings.
Michael Jordan lifted the Chicago Bulls to a pair of three-peats in the 1990s, cementing his status alongside Bill Russell as the greatest of all time. As such, the Bulls are the third most successful club in NBA history.
The San Antonio Spurs have five titles under coach Gregg Popovich, while the Golden State Warriors total of four titles round out the top five all-time NBA champions.