Are the Warriors a Safe NBA Betting Pick to Win the 2018 Championship?NBA Finals. Then that thought should have been quickly dismissed with Monday’s 119-106 road win in the opener of their Western Conference Finals against James Harden and company. The Warriors not only, led the NBA in scoring by putting up a stupendous 113.5 points per game, but they actually led the entire league across the board offensively by ranking first in field goal percentage shooting (50.3%), three-point shooting (39.1%) and free throw shooting (81.5%). While the Dubs ranked a modest 18th in points allowed (107.5 ppg), they also ranked third in field goal defense (44.7%) and 10th in three-point defense (35.7%) and this understated aspect of their play was on full display as they forced Houston to play to their weaknesses in Game 1.
DurantulaNot only all of this, but let’s be honest. Golden State has an absolutely unstoppable player in all-star forward Kevin Durant. KD is a guy that can literally get any shot he wants whenever he wants, based on his size and ability to shoot it from distance. Want some more? Okay, let’s not forget that the Dubs have another trio of all-stars in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green that all bring their own special skill sets to the table as well.
- Average Score For: 1
- Offensive rebounds: 27
- Offensive Field Goal Percentage: 1
- Average Score Against: 17
- Defensive rebounds: 4
- Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 44.54