NBA Playoffs Conference Finals Betting Preview - Free Picks & Betting Odds

Celtics vs Cavaliers

Kevin Stott

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:29 PM GMT

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 3:29 PM GMT

Last year’s Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a game yet and seemed destined for yet another June collision

More Value in Betting Specific Games Than Futures at This Point in the NBA Playoffs?

The Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs are underway, with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs already having played Game 1 of their Western Conference Finals series on Sunday in which the Dubs rallied from a 25-point deficit to nip the Spurs at the wire, 113-111 at Oracle Arena in Oakland as Stephen Curry scored 40 points and Golden State (45-43-3 ATS) went on an 18-0 run after Spurs star Kawhi Leonard sprained his ankle in the 3rd Quarter. After that Mother’s Day drama, the Warriors (17-6-1 ATS L24) are now priced as -3500 monster-chalks over San Antonio heading into Tuesday night's Game 2. If you think the wounded Spurs (Parkers and Leonard) can win this series and then defeat the winner from the Eastern Conference, then you can get San Antonio on the “Will Spurs Win the NBA Championship?” prop at 23/1 at Bookmaker. The “Will Warriors Win the NBA Championship?” prop (Yes) is priced -320 (No +263, BookMaker).

 Eastern Conference Finals Odds—(May 16)

Here are the opening Eastern Conference odds from popular offshore sportsbook Bookmaker after the Celtics defeated the Wizards on the parquet floors of TD Garden in Boston on Monday night in Game 7, 115-105, as Kelly Olynyk (26 points) was a buttery 10-for-14 from the Field and scored 14 crucial 4th Quarter points as the Home team won for the 11th straight time this year in this evolving guard-dominated conference rivalry.

Cavaliers -535 vs. Celtics +406

  

 

 

Eastern Conference Finals Prediction and Picks: Navy Blue, Wine and Gold Broom Wanted

Before the NBA Regular Season even tipped off, most oddsmakers, sports bettors and casual fans all thought we’d see a third straight meeting between Curry and his Warriors and LeBron James and the Cavaliers (Will the Cavaliers Win the NBA Championship? Yes +274, No -347, BookMaker), and it’s really looking that way with the defending NBA champions well-rested (May 8) after getting maximum days (10) of precious recuperation time after back-to-back sweeps of the Pacers and the Raptors. On Wednesday, East top-seed Boston will host No. 2-seed Cleveland in Beantown in Game 1 of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference Finals series (TNT, 8:30 pm ET; CLE -3 -115, 219½, BookMaker) as G’s Avery Bradley and Isiah Thomas and the C’s look to stop this Cavaliers freight train—they’ve W11 straight dating back to last season—which seemingly coasted through the Regular Season. And with Tristan Thompson (10.6 rpg in NBA Playoffs), Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving in Postseason grooves and added veteran dudes like Kyle Korver (7.8 ppg) and Deron Williams (6.4 ppg) chipping in for Cleveland (40-46-4 ATS), it’s hard to see Boston (49-44-1 ATS) winning a game in this series, especially after being pushed to 7 in the Conference Semifinals by John Wall and Washington. Enjoy that day of rest, Boston.

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 1 PICK

Cavaliers Moneyline -165 

 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PROPS PICK

Cavaliers to win 4-0

 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PROPS PICK

Warriors to win 4-0 +265 

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