Golden State (65-33 straight up, 50-44-4 against the spread) advanced to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in the last eight years thanks to last night’s 120-110 win over Dallas in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
The Warriors covered the spread for first-quarter bets (-2), first-half wagers (-3.5) and for the game (-7), while the 230 combined points jumped ‘over’ the 216-point total. Klay Thompson led six players in double figures with a game-high 32 points. He knocked down 8-of-16 attempts from 3-point range.
Andrew Wiggins (18 points and 10 rebounds) and Kevon Looney (10 points and 18 boards) both posted double-doubles, while Steph Curry had 15 points, three rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and nine assists compared to only two turnovers.
Steve Kerr’s squad has a full week to prepare for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors will host either Boston or Miami on Thursday (June 2) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
The Westgate SuperBook has released odds for the NBA Finals, listing Golden St. as a -130 favorite against the Celtics, who are +110 underdogs.
If Miami is able to overcome to a 3-2 deficit in the East finals, it will be a much bigger underdog against Golden St. The Warriors are -260 ‘chalk’ vs. the Heat, who are at +220 odds.
Going into tonight’s Game 6 at Boston, Miami is a +800 underdog to rally and win the next two games over the Celtics, who are -1400 favorites.