Ahead of the start of the 2017 NBA Finals on Thursday night, the folks in Las Vegas are crunching the numbers and setting the last-minute betting odds for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors.
Golden State is heavily favored in the eyes of Vegas with a 70 percent chance to win, while that same number represents the likelihood the series will last all seven games.
What wagers should you place and what are some fun prop bets to make?
The betting odds for the 2017 NBA Finals can be seen below, via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
Golden State Warriors -260 (70% chance)
Cleveland Cavs +230 (30% chance)
$100 on Golden St wins $38
$100 on Cleveland wins $230
So over 6 TIMES the payoff backing Cavs!
Payoff for a Sweep
Warriors sweep pays 8/1
Cavs sweep pays 50/1
Will Series go 7 games?
Yes +220 (30% chance)
No -250 (70% chance)
Finals MVP Odds
D. Green +800
K. Irving +1500
K. Love +2000
K. Thompson +2200
Golden State favored by 7 points hosting Cleveland (over/under 226 points)
Action on Game One is nearly even – 50% on Warriors and 50% on Cavs
Steve Kerr Effect
Steve Kerr’s absence is worth LESS than a half-point per game (in the eyes of Vegas)
MVP Odds – Regular Season
Westbrook -1400 (89% chance)
Field +800 (11% chance)
NBA Draft Odds
Markelle Fultz drafted #1: -700 (84% chance)
Any other Player: +500 (16% chance)
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