Getting out of the Western Conference and into the NBA Finals was never going to be easy, especially with three great teams all vying for a single spot. The Golden State Warriors, who put together a record breaking regular season, were the favorites heading into the postseason, and the general consensus was that they would face either the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder in the conference final. The Thunder overcame the Spurs to book their place in the last step before the finals, and they are proving early on that they are going to give Golden State all that they can handle. The series will switch to OKC after a split in the opening 2 games in Oakland, and you really couldn’t have a series hanging more in the balance. This was one that I thought was likely to go the full 7 games, and it seems as though it may not disappoint. You can check the NBA betting lines for this pivotal match up at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet The Warriors vs Thunder NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
It has to be said that there is a tremendous amount of pressure resting on the shoulders of the Warriors. The defending champions put together a regular season for the ages, but there will be people out there who will say that it means nothing if they don’t also pull off the repeat. It was not a great start to the series for the Warriors, as they dropped the opening game, which means that they also yielded home court advantage. It was a much better performance in Game 2, as they thumped OKC 118-91. The Warriors have been good in Oklahoma City over the past couple of seasons, winning 2 of the 3 games they have played there.
Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have to be looking at the opening two games of the series and thinking that they have done exactly what they set out to. Winning in Oakland is nigh on impossible, so getting the split has to be seen as something of an achievement. The Thunder now need to hold serve on home court, which is easier said than done against a team as talented as the Warriors. OKC had an impressive 32-9 record in the regular season, and have gone 4-2 at home in the postseason so far. The Thunder have had the top scorer on the court in both games so far, and will need to continue that trend if they want to come away with the win in Game 3.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Warriors will be desperate to steal back home court advantage as quickly as possible, so I expect them to come out with guns blazing in Game 3. I like them to get the road win at the first time of asking, and I’ll be looking at the live odds to see what sort of price I can get them at.
Golden State Warriors 110 Oklahoma City Thunder 105