MVP Finals Player vs. Field Prop Odds & Free NBA Picks

Warriors star player Kevin Durant

Kevin Stott

Monday, May 29, 2017 2:13 PM GMT

Monday, May. 29, 2017 2:13 PM GMT

The defending champion Cavaliers and the Warriors cruised through their respective Conference Semifinals, with Cleveland taking out the Celtics in 5 games while Kevin Durant and Golden State swept a pretty old-looking Spurs Let’s make a case for a possible Warriors sweep here and provide a pair of picks before this best-of-7 NBA Finals tips off on Thursday night.

Finals Will Be a Rubber Match Between East’s Cavaliers, West’s Warriors

We almost saw a little history made in the 2017 NBA Playoffs with two sweeps in the NBA Conference Finals round after the Warriors bounced the Spurs in four games and defending champion-Cavaliers took 5 games to send the Celtics packing after rolling to an easy win. In fact, days before Game 5 even tipped off in Beantown, cutting-edge sportsbook and line-originator BetCris had a point spread (and Total) posted for a theoretical (and now real) NBA Finals Game 1 hosted by Golden State.

Offshore sportsbook 5Dimes has live lines for NBA Game 2 on Sunday, June 4 (GSW -7, 225; -320 M/L) and Game 3 in Cleveland, (CLE -2, 225, CLE -135 M/L, 5Dimes) as well as numbers for the 2017 NBA Finals MVP award which will see a number of the league’s best players and future Hall of Famers battling it out in Ali-Frazier III.

Here are the current NBA Finals series odds from BookMaker as well as fresh MVP odds from 5Dimes:

 

Odds to Win 2016/2017 NBA Finals (Series Price)

Golden State Warriors -280 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers +230

 

2017 NBA Finals Player vs. “Field” MVP Winner Odds

Stephen Curry Wins MVP +185 vs. Field Wins MVP -265

Kevin Durant Wins MVP +185 vs. Field Wins MVP -265

LeBron James Wins MVP vs. Field Wins MVP -335

Draymond Green Wins MVP +675 vs. Field Wins MVP -1425

Kyrie Irving Wins MVP +1350 vs. Field Wins MVP -3250

 

Easy Overs on the Hardwood Horizon? 

So we will witness our third straight meeting between Curry and his Warriors with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Keep in mind Golden State earned the maximum number of days of precious rest after back-to-back-to-back sweeps of the Trail Blazers, Jazz, and Spurs—in which the Dubs (W3 ATS) scored at least 100 points in every game and went 8-4 ATS—but reportedly still without Head Coach Steve Kerr. He continues to fight his nasty back issues and the complications, meaning former Cavs head man Mike Brown will steer the ship. Cleveland (44-47-4 ATS) may have less rest heading in, but still only lost once after sweeping the Pacers and Raptors then eliminating Avery Bradley and the upstart but still young Celtics.

Although living legend James, the red-hot Kyrie Irving, the perpetually underrated Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers (7-5-1 ATS Postseason) are 16-1 SU L17 in the postseason, Golden State (49-44-1 ATS) possesses three of the best pure shooters in NBA history (Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson) and seem to have a stronger Bench (Iguodala, Livingston, West, Clark).

Despite all the rest, it will be the month of June when this NBA Finals tips off and both teams have to be a little bit tired—both physically and mentally—meaning extra energy for defense in the 2nd halves may not be there, potentially leading to some 'Overs'. Cavaliers 'Overs' are 8-4 this NBA Playoffs while Golden State 'Overs' are 9-3, including 5 straight. With the Dubs holding the Home-court advantage and adding Durant, winning at Oracle Arena in Oakland will be hard for the Cavaliers and where last year’s Game 1 between these two opened at 6, BetCRIS posted a Warriors -7½. Remember how good we all thought this team was in 2015 and 2016? With Durant (25.2 ppg) onboard and hungry for his first NBA title, a sweep is not out of the question with possibly Game 3 at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena being the only thing between the Warriors and a little history with the first perfect 16-0 run through the playoffs.

 

Free NBA Game 1 Pick: Warriors -7 (-110) & Over 225.5 (-110) at Pinnacle Free NBA Series Pick: Warriors -280 at BookMakerFree NBA Props Pick: Warriors in 4 games

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