If you’re fired up about the upcoming NBA Finals and you’re looking to cap off your 2014-15 NBA online betting campaign in style, then you should know that the upcoming finals and MyBookie.ag are offering you a multitude of opportunities to do just that!
Thanks to this expert NBA Finals betting breakdown, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in on a pair of finals odds surrounding both, the winner of the series and the length of it.
With that said, let’s get started with a look at the odds to win the 2015 NBA Finals.
2015 NBA Finals Odds to Win Series
Golden State vs. Cleveland
It’s a nice storyline and all that LeBron James will be playing in his fifth straight NBA Finals while Golden State will be making their first trip back to the Big Dance in exactly four decades.
However, the fact of the matter is that when you size these two teams up, the edge clearly goes to the Golden State Warriors – at least on paper.
The Warriors finished the regular season with the league’s best record (67-15) while winning 14 more game than the Cavaliers (53-29) who finished second in the Eastern Conference to now dispatched Atlanta.
Not only that, but while the Cavaliers (65-31 SU,47-49 ATS, 39-56 O/U) have had a relatively easy time in bouncing young Boston, and highly disappointing Chicago and Atlanta while dropping just two games, the Warriors (79-18 SU, 54-42-1 ATS, 42-54-1 O/U) will be much better off for having gone through a very good New Orleans team, seriously defensive-minded Memphis and last but not least, a Houston Rockets team that showed they deserved to be seeded second out West.
Golden State led the league in scoring (110.0), field goal shooting percentage (47.8), and three-point shooting percentage (39.8) while also finishing first in assists per game, ninth in free throw shooting percentage and sixth in rebounding (44.7)
The Cavaliers finished eighth in scoring (103.1 ppg) and eight in field goal shooting percentage (45.8) while also finishing fifth in three-point shooting percentage (36.7). The bad news is that the Cavs also ranked an uninspiring 18th in both, free throw shooting and rebounding (43.0).
Defensively, Golden State ranked 15th in points allowed (99.9) but a stellar first in field goal shooting percentage allowed (42.8) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (33.7).
The Cavs allowed 98.7 points per game defensively (13th) but finished just 20th in field goal shooting defense (45.6) while also finishing the regular season ranked ninth in three-point field goal defense and 12th in free throw shooting percentage.
While the pair split their regular season meetings at 1-1 with each team winning at home, it should be noted that the Warriors have posted an insane 46-3 mark at Oracle Arena while Cleveland has gone 37-11 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Outside of LeBron James having the edge over Harrison Barnes at the small forward position, I believe the Warriors have the advantage at every other position on the floor, though a healthy Kyrie Irving is as close to league MVP Steph Curry as it gets at the point guard spot.
Golden State’s bench is far and away better than Cleveland’s and I expect that Andre Iguoadala, Shaun Livingston and the rest of the Warriors impressive collection of reserves will be one of the huge factors in the Warriors winning this series in five or seven games. LeBron James may have the big edge in NBA Finals experience, but that’s the only edge I see the Cavaliers having in this series to be honest about it.
Now, if you’d like to increase your chances of closing out your 2014-15 season in style, then you can also wager on the length of this series.
NBA Finals – Exact Game Props Odds
Golden State vs. Cleveland
4 Games Warriors Win 8/1
5 Games Warriors Win 13/5
6 Games Warriors Win 5/1
7 Games Warriors Win 16/5
4 Games Cavaliers Win 20/1
5 Games Cavaliers Win 17/2
6 Games Cavaliers Win 18/5
7 Games Cavaliers Win 13/2
Personally, my first pick is for the Golden State Warriors to win the 2015 NBA Finals on their home floor in five games as a 13/5 favorite. If the series lasts longer than five games, my best guess is that it will end in seven games and again – on the Warriors’ home floor, though it’s also possible the Dubs could get it done in six games even though I don’t see LeBron James getting bounced out at home.