How to Bet Home Teams In Championship Final Series
Let me get started with a question. When was the last time a team win the NBA Finals without having home-court advantage? Answer: In 2012 when the LeBron James-ld Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games despite not having the home court advantage. Now in a 0-2 hole, the big question surrounding the 2016 NBA Finals is whether or not LeBron James and the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers can bounce back from a pair of humbling defeats to make their finals matchups against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors a legitimate series worthy of watching. Well, let’s find out what history says. Let’s say the Cavs were somehow ale to push the 2016 NBA Finals to seven games, well, history says, they’d still be a long shot to win. The home team has gone 15-3 all-time in Game 7, including victories by the home team in each of the last six occasions. The last team to win a NBA title on the road in a Game 7 was the 1978 Washington Bullets in Seattle. Check out the below chart on Game 7 winners.
While LeBron James is not the first to reach 6 straight Finals, nobody has racked up mileage quite like him.https://t.co/71qIY0Fg82— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 7, 2016
|2013||Home||Miami Heat||San Antonio Spurs|
|2010||Home||Los Angeles Lakers||Boston Celtics|
|2005||Home||Los Angeles Lakers||Detroit Pistons|
|1994||Home||Houston Rockets||New York Knicks|
|1988||Home||Los Angeles Lakers||Detroit Pistons|
|1984||Home||Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1978||Away||Washington Bullets||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1974||Away||Boston Celtics||Milwaukee Bucks|
|1970||Home||New York Knicks||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1969||Away||Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1966||Home||Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1962||Home||Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1960||Home||Boston Celtics||St. Louis Hawks|
|1957||Home||Boston Celtics||St. Louis Hawks|
|1955||Home||Syracuse Nationals||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|1954||Home||Minneapolis Lakers||Syracuse Nationals|
|1952||Home||Minneapolis Lakers||New York Knicks|
|1951||Home||Rochester Royals||New York Knicks|
Home Teams Rock-Steady
Home teams are apparently, steady rocking all night long. No matter how many games the Finals last, the team with the home court advantage has compiled a definitive 15-5 record over the last 20 NBA Finals. James was also on the losing side of the 2011 NBA Finals despite having home court advantage over Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks at that time.
Here are the results over the last 20 years.
|2015||Winner||Golden State Warriors||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2014||Winner||San Antonio Spurs||Miami Heat|
|2013||Winner||Miami Heat||San Antonio Spurs|
|2012||Loser||Miami Heat||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2011||Loser||Dallas Mavericks||Miami Heat|
|2010||Winner||Los Angeles Lakers||Boston Celtics|
|2009||Winner||Los Angeles Lakers||Orlando Magic|
|2008||Winner||Boston Celtics||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2007||Winner||San Antonio Spurs||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2006||Loser||Miami Heat||Dallas Mavericks|
|2005||Winner||San Antonio Spurs||Detroit Pistons|
|2004||Loser||Detroit Pistons||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2003||Winner||San Antonio Spurs||New Jersey Nets|
|2002||Winner||Los Angeles Lakers||New Jersey Nets|
|x-2001||Winner||Los Angeles Lakers||Philadelphia 76ers|
|2000||Winner||Los Angeles Lakers||Indiana Pacers|
|1999||Winner||San Antonio Spurs||New York Knicks|
|x-1998||Winner||Chicago Bulls||Utah Jazz|
|1997||Loser||Chicago Bulls||Utah Jazz|
|1996||Winner||Chicago Bulls||Seatle SuperSonics|
x-Teams finished with identical regular season records, but Lakers had home court advantage in 2001 and Jazz had home court in 1998.
Two Outta’ Three Ain’t Bad!
If you didn’t know online NBA basketball bettors, the home team has won 66 percent of every NBA playoff game ever played…ad right now, that’s over 3,500 games! Cleveland and Golden State in 2016
The Warriors have compiled a league-best 13-6 ATS mark during the 2016 postseason wile going 14-5 SU and 7-12 O/U. The Dubs are putting up an average of 110.5 points per game while allowing 102.3 points per contest defensively.
The Cavaliers are12-4 SU this postseason, but just 9-7 ATS and 7/9 O/U while averaging 103.9 points per game and giving up 95.9 points per contest defensively. Favorites are 49-32 ATS this postseason while home teams have gone 51-30 ATS.