Warriors Open Up as Heavy Favourites According to Oddsmaker
The Toronto Raptors may have swept the season series and it is unknown whether Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins will even suit up for the NBA Finals.
None of that really mattered to Vegas as the oddsmaker make the Golden State Warriors heavy favourites ahead of the NBA Finals which kick off on Thursday night north of the border. The Warriors have been made -320 favourites to beat the Toronto Raptors in the upcoming best-of-seven series.
GSW/TOR Game 1: Thursday (5/30), 9:00pm/et, ABC pic.twitter.com/MGtmEGbgyi
— NBA (@NBA) May 26, 2019
The Warriors are set to play in their fifth straight NBA Finals, but this will be the first time in which they will not have home-court advantage. As per current reports, Durant has been all but ruled out from playing in Game 1 and is expected to miss even more time after that.
Andre Iguodala of the Warriors suffered a strained calf muscle and his status for the NBA Finals remains uncertain as well.
As previously stated, the Raptors have won both meetings with the Warriors this regular season, one of which being a roller coster 131-128 overtime victory in a game where both Durant and Kawhi Leonard went off, while the second win came in a lopsided 113-93 affair in favour of the road team.
With all things considered, doesn’t it make sense that betting on a Raptors upset make the most financial sense?