2017 NBA Championship Betting Analysis Where To Put Money

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,May 30, 2017 2:45, EDT in

Will Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors get the revenge they’re looking for in this year’s NBA Finals or will LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers pull off their second straight finals upset over the Dubs in a series that looks like a knock-down, drag-out brawl for it all just waiting to happen?

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If you’re looking to maximize your 2017 NBA Finals wagers and you need to know where you should put your money, then you’ve come to the right place! Now, let’s get stared.

Here’s A Closer Look At The 2017 NBA Championship Betting Analysis Where To Put Money

 

 

Game 1

Golden State -7
Total: 225.5

Analysis: History says the Golden State Warriors are the easy pick in game 1 and I agree, but not because of history alone. Still, you should know that Game 1 favorites have gone 17-9 ATS since 1991, 14-4 ATS since 1999 and a near-perfect 11-1 ATS since 2005.

The Warriors covered the NBA betting line in each of the last two Game 1 finals meetings against the Cavs, winning 108-100 as 6-point Game 1 favorites in 2015 and 104-89 as 6-point Game 1 favorites a year ago. The first place you should put your NBA Finals betting bucks is on Golden State to win and cover the spread in Game 1 despite the fact that 55 percent of public bettors likes Cleveland.

Game 2 Spread

The next place you may want to put some finals dollars on is on Cleveland to cover the spread in game 2 seeing as how underdogs have gone 16-9-1 ATS in the last 26 finals matchups, including a blistering 7-2 Ats since 2008.

Game 1 Total

Game 1 Total

The third place you want to look at placing some finals betting bucks on is a pick for the Under 225.5 total points, seeing as how the Cavs and Warriors have played under the total in each of their last three meetings while going under four times in the last five meetings and six times in the last 10 meetings overall.  The 225.5-point O/U total represents the highest total in NBA Finals history and is up a whopping 14.5 points from game 1 of last season’s finals.

If you like to play first-half bets, Golden State has compiled an insane +112 in point differential in first halves. If you like betting on quarters, then you should know that Cleveland is +28.5 in scoring differential in the third quarter this postseason.

Fourth Quarter

Golden State -1

Last but not least, you need to throw a few NBA Finals betting bucks on the Warriors -1 point to win the fourth quarter in Game 1. I’m fully expecting the Dubs to put the pedal to the metal in Game 1 to dispatch LeBron James and the Cavaliers en route to the overall Game 1 ATS cover.

No way do I see Golden State cruising to victory by going into the final frame up by, let’s say 15 points, meaning they’ll have the actually play their starters in the fourth quarter to subdue James and company.