warriors vs raptors nba finals betting odds

Raptors Open as NBA Finals Betting Odds Favorite to Warriors

May 27th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

At the onset of the NBA Finals is a case of history versus newness.  Golden State epitomizes classic “old money” marquee brand status.  The Warriors have beaten the NBA Finals betting odds in three of the last four years.  Indeed, Golden State is aiming for their third straight world championship.  Toronto has made the NBA Finals for the first time in their history.  In fact, they were considered major underdogs in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Especially when Milwaukee took a 2-0 series lead in dominant fashion.  But the Raptors stunned all with four straight wins to gain the Finals.

2019 NBA Finals Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors

Date and Time:  Series Opens Thursday, May 30, 2019
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California and Scotiabank Arena, Toronto Ontario.

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Warriors+1 (-110)215 (-110)-102
Raptors-1 (-110)215 (-110)-118
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Warriors vs. Raptors TV Coverage: ABC

 2019 NBA Finals Schedule and Format

At the beginning Toronto will host the first two games for NBA Finals betting odds.  Scotiabank Arena will host game one on Thursday.  Start time is set for 9 p.m. ET.  Game two is on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.  Following that will be a trip to Oakland, California for games three and four.  ORACLE Arena hosts game three on Wednesday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.  Game four is on Friday, June 7 at 9 p.m. ET.  If necessary, Toronto hosts game five with Golden State getting game six.  Accordingly, game seven would be at TO.

Golden State Versus the Odds

Entering this series, the Warriors have shown good sportsbook online value in playoff road games.  For example, Golden State has lost only three of their last 11 post season games away from home.  Five of their last six in that role have gone over the total.  By contrast the Warriors have not been a good bet at home in the playoffs. Golden State has paid in only two of their last seven post season matchups at ORACLE Arena.  Three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.

Toronto Versus the Odds

Now Scotiabank Arena has paid playoff dividends for the Raptors.  Toronto has gotten the cash in seven of their last nine post season games at home.  Four of their last seven home court playoff games went under the total.  However, the post season road has not been hospitable to the Raptors.  TO has lost 13 of their last 20 playoff road tilts against the board.  Six of their last eight in that role have gone under the total.

Warriors and Raptors Head to Head with Spread

On the whole the Raptors have had the better value in their series with the Warriors.  Golden State has gotten the money in just two of their last eight games against the Raptors.  Six of those eight games went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Above all Toronto showed that they were more than just Kawi Leonard in their win over Milwaukee.  Of major concern for the Warriors is the calf injury to Kevin Durant.  This could prove to be a difference with the NBA Finals Betting Odds.  Leonard has gotten strong support from Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol.

Warriors vs. Raptors NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In this situation a capable Raptors team is getting an enhanced value. While the public will bet on Golden State sharps will look at the inflated price.  Too many fans will bet the Warriors based on the past.  In turn this will add value for Toronto.

Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Betting Online Pick:  Toronto Raptors

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