2019 NBA Finals Online Sportsbooks’ Series Price Options
The matchup for this season’s NBA Finals is set with the Toronto Raptors, out of the Eastern Conference taking on the Western Conference’s Golden State Warriors. The best-of-seven series gets underway on Thursday, May 30 in a slated 8 p.m. tip from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. ABC has the national broadcast and the Raptors are currently favored by one point with the total set at 215 points.
NBA Finals Series Price Odds
The result of Game 1 will have a dramatic impact on all the series price odds that have been released by the top online sportsbooks taking action on this popular betting event. The initial series price odds have Golden State listed as a heavy -290 favorite to win its fourth NBA title over the past five seasons.
Even with Kevin Durant out for Game 1 and day-to-day moving forward, the Warriors remain prohibitive favorites to add to their legacy as a NBA dynasty. While the risk/reward on the current series price is high, it is hard to find a reason to bet against this team. Toronto is listed as a +235 underdog on the series price even though it is a slight home favorite for Thursday night.
Taking a wait-and-see approach might be the best way to bet the series price. Hopefully the Raptors can find a way to win Game 1 so you can get a better price on Golden State. If the Warriors win the opener, their series price is going to be much higher heading into Game 2 on Saturday night in Toronto.
NBA Finals Exact Number of Games
Regardless of which team wins this series, you can bet on how long it lasts. The best odds on the board are +180 for six games. They climb to +250 for the full seven games and to +270 for five games. The betting odds for a four-game sweep are the longest on the board at +450.
It stands to reason that Toronto might be able to steal a pair of wins in this series after stunning Milwaukee in six games after going down 0-2 against the Bucks. You might want to stretch the odds a bit by going with five games as the exact length. The Warriors needed six games to get past the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets before sweeping Portland in four games in the conference finals. Five games could be a good middle ground for this next matchup.
NBA Finals Exact Series Result
The betting odds that Golden State does win this series in five games are set at +350. The best odds on the board are +250 for the Warriors in six games. You can get +550 odds for the four-game sweep by the reigning champs and +550 odds that they need the full seven games to pull-off the threepeat.
Betting on Toronto to win this series offers some good value in the +550 odds that the Raptors prevail in seven games. They needed seven games to get past Philadelphia in the conference semifinals after closing out Orlando 4-1 in the opening round. Toronto actually lost the first game at home to the Magic before tearing off four victories in a row.
The odds that the Raptors win in six games are set at +1000. They jump to +1200 for a five-game victory and all the way to +5000 for a four-game sweep.
Going back to my first betting picks that this series is over in five games at +270, I would back that ticket up with the +350 odds that Golden State brings home its fourth world title in five seasons in five games.