Finals NBA Odds Update: Warriors, Cavaliers Shortening

Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:00 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 14, 2017 8:00 PM UTC

The Warriors and Cavaliers topped the NBA finals futures market all year. Following its acquisition of former MVP Kevin Durant, oddsmakers made Golden State -125 favorites last July, while offering reigning champ Cleveland at +400. Those prices have shortened with Conference Finals looming.

<p><a href="" title="Where to Bet the NBA Conference Finals?">NBA playoff action</a> returns Sunday with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs tipping off <a href="" title="2017 NBA Playoff Prop Picks: Spurs vs. Warriors Game 1">in Game 1</a> of the Western Conference finals. The Dubs are heavy favorites to win the opener and overall series after sweeping the Trail Blazers and Jazz through the first two rounds.</p><p>On Monday, the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics clash in the second <a href="" title="Game 7 Could Be a Barnburner for Wiz-Celtics">Game 7</a> of the 2017 postseason for the right to play the Cleveland Cavaliers as the top team in the Eastern Conference. Like the Warriors, LeBron James and crew are a perfect 8-0 in the playoffs, breaking out the brooms against the Pacers and Raptors.</p><p>The two unbeaten runs are helping make the Warriors and Cavaliers heavy favorites to win the NBA Finals. Moreover, the two are -400 odds at <a href=";book=5dimes" title="Bet Only With The Best">top-rated online sportsbook 5Dimes</a> to meet for the title.</p><p>It’s hard to wager against <a href="" title="Warriors are Headed for the NBA Championship Final">the Warriors</a> or Cavaliers not winning it all at this point. Despite Cleveland showing vulnerability entering the playoffs, going .500 to close out the regular season since the All-Star break, playoff-LeBron is in full force. The Warriors, meanwhile, recorded the fourth best average margin of victory of any team in NBA history. The title is theirs to lose.</p><p>Bettors may find more value in the NBA Finals Matchup <a href="" title="Compare NBA Futures From Top Sportsbooks">futures market</a> with the prospect that either the <a href="" title="Warriors &amp; Cavaliers Playoff Point Spread Breakdowns">Cavaliers or Warriors</a> do not advance. Here are the prices at 5Dimes.</p><p style="text-align:center">Cavaliers vs. Warriors -400</p><p style="text-align:center">Celtics vs. Warriors +721</p><p style="text-align:center">Cavaliers vs. Spurs +867</p><p style="text-align:center">Wizards vs. Warriors +1940</p><p style="text-align:center">Celtics vs. Spurs +6050</p><p style="text-align:center">Wizards vs. Spurs +152000</p><p>The Celtics are <a href="" title="Click Here For Wizards-Celtics Live Odds">4.5-point favorites</a> for Monday night’s finale against the Wizards. The home team coming off a Game 6 loss has had a huge advantage in this spot historically. Our best advice is to fade the Wizards and bet against a Cavaliers-Warriors final at a way-too-inflated price.</p>
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