Track and follow the NBA odds as they are released for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors will have the home court advantage once again, but how much of an edge will sportsbooks give them over the Cavaliers?
Game 1 of the NBA Finals is in the books, as the Golden State Warriors took the 108-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. As predicted, Steph Curry and LeBron James dominated the game, but in the end, only one would walk away with the victory. LeBron did put up impressive numbers, with 44 points to his name, but his efforts fell short as the Cavaliers only scored two points in overtime.
Online Sportsbooks have already released the betting odds for Game 2, with the Warriors opening up as 5 point favorites. Given how close the series opener proved to be, NBA bettors can expect these lines to start shifting quickly.
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Game 1 could have ended in spectular fashion, as current MVP Steph Curry had the ball in hand with a clear lane. What looked to be an easy layup quickly turned into tragedy, as Kyrie Irving managed to get a hand on the ball, causing it to rim out. With just seconds left on the clock, the Cavaliers called the timeout in attempt to get off one last shot at the victory. Cleveland managed to get two shots off before the final buzzer sounded, but neither hit, sending Game 1 into overtime.
One SBR Handicapper had predicted this game to fall short of the betting total of 203.5, and this would have been the case had we not seen this matchup decided in extra minutes. that same capper, however, is predicting Game 2 to have a different feel as both teams should shake off the nerves and improve from the field. With this in mind, those looking to bet the total should take note that many online sportsbooks are already offering the Game 2 total at a slightly lower 202.5.
Do take note that Kyrie Irving left the game in overtime with what appeared to be another knee injury. Irving was good for 23 points in Game 1, and one must think that Cleveland could be with limited resources should he be unavailable in Game 2. J.R. Smith will have to find a way to fill this void, but the former Knicks star proved to be ineffective in the 2nd have of Thursday´s matchup.