Will Warriors-Cavs Online NBA Betting Finals be Historic?
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t hesitate to put the dagger in the Boston Celtics’ heart in Game 5. The final score read 135-102 and although it wasn’t the most thrilling finale for the Eastern Conference, it nonetheless has set the stage for what promises to be one of the best Finals in online NBA betting history. By posting an undefeated record thus far in this year’s postseason, the Warriors have become the first team to achieve such an honor. The Cavs weren’t far behind, only conceding one loss on their way to the NBA Finals. However, one loss is all it takes to soil an undefeated record, and because of this most basketball betting sites will be coming out in favor of the Warriors.
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The Finals won’t kick off until Thursday of next week, giving both title contenders enough rest to make this year’s title series as competitive as possible. One of the more interesting aspects of this year’s Finals is the injuries opponents of both competitors suffered in the Conference Finals. The Warriors faced the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio ended up losing their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, early in the series, essentially killing the Spurs’ online NBA betting chances of getting to the Finals. Likewise, the Boston Celtics, Cleveland’s Eastern Conference Finals opponent, lost Isaiah Thomas to a serious injury, leaving the door wide open for the Cavs. It’ll be interesting to see if injuries play a part in the Finals, but we’d all certainly prefer for everyone to stay healthy.
Game 1 – Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors – Thursday, June 1st
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Series: First of Best of Seven
Stream: ABC Live
Cleveland Cavaliers +7 (-110) 225 (-110) +255
Golden State Warriors -7 (-110) 225 (-110) -310
Cleveland, or LeBron James to be more specific, will be vying to back-to-back titles. James has done it before, and knows exactly what it takes. But will he have the energy to thrust this team to another title? There’s no question James was the reason Cleveland made their historic 3-0 comeback last season, and if James is unable to do it again it seems unlikely that anyone will be able to rise up to the challenge.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors last stepped on the court on the 22nd, which means that the Warriors will come into the Finals with 9 solid days of rest. On the other hand, the Cavs will get a little under a week to rest their players. It’s no secret Cleveland’s roster is the older of the two – yet another reason to side with Golden State in this year’s Finals.