Stephen Curry is injured and Warriors lost their most valuable player. Will this affect their performance? Is Curry's situation favorable for the other team? Get The MLB betting answers here.
You count on SportsBIT every day for accurate, pertinent information. Some of the pointspread related stuff that's been flying around the internet since Steph Curry got hurt for the Warriors in Game 3 is downright ridiculous. On Monday's show, Teddy and Pauly do a Deep Dive into the Curry injury and how it's likely to affect the NBA odds boards markets moving forward….as well as the playoffs themselves.
Stephen Curry Overview
The very first word out of Warriors camp was that Curry suffered a sprained MCL, normally an ‘out four to six weeks' type of injury. It's worth noting that this injury has nothing to do with Curry's oft-injured bad ankles that derailed his career back in 2012 – it's a whole new injury for Golden State fans and backers to worry about.
If Curry is out for a month, that completely changes the playoff picture. Pauly didn't think that the Clippers would be capable of knocking off the Warriors in a seven game series even if Curry wasn't available. Teddy didn't agree that the Clips had virtually no shot, especially if LA continues to play defense the way they have over their last dozen games or so.
Both Pauly and Teddy thought that Oklahoma City at 18;1 that was available earlier in the day in Las Vegas at the Southpoint Casino –(SBR contributor??) Chris Andrews joint – was excellent value. But both Teddy and Pauly were concerned that the upcoming OKC vs. San Antonio series might leave the winner battered, bruised and exhausted following an epic seven game set; not an ideal situation for facing the Warriors. Even without Steph Curry, the Warriors are still very live and the NBA pick to come out of the West, despite the books adjusting between four and five points to the spread for his absence.
Benefits Of Having Curry Out
Of all the teams to benefit from this Steph Curry injury, Cleveland might gain the most, especially if the injury is enough to keep him out of a potential Finals rematch. With Atlanta, Boston, Toronto and Miami all looking vulnerable, the Cavs remain the prohibitive favorite to come out of the East. All of a sudden, a Cavs team that would have been a significant series underdog against the Warriors would be priced much closer to pick ‘em. If Cleveland can survive and advance out of the East – a big if – and stay healthy, this time they'd be the healthy squad in a Finals rematch. That could be a real difference maker…
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