How to Bet Home Teams In Championship Final Series

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,June 7, 2016 10:51, EDT in

If you bet NBA basketball online this weekend and you rolled with my Game 2 NBA Finals pick, ten you’re undoubtedly one happy camper. If not, then don’t worry…the expert NBA basketball betting analysis that you’re about to get you’ll have a much better chance of cashing in on every remaining game in the 2016 NBA Finals, not to mention, future NBA postseason games as well.

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.

 

YearWon AtWinnerLoser
2013HomeMiami HeatSan Antonio Spurs
2010HomeLos Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
2005HomeLos Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons
1994HomeHouston RocketsNew York Knicks
1988HomeLos Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons
1984HomeBoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1978AwayWashington BulletsSeattle SuperSonics
1974AwayBoston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
1970HomeNew York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
1969AwayBoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1966HomeBoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1962HomeBoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
1960HomeBoston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1957HomeBoston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
1955HomeSyracuse NationalsFort Wayne Pistons
1954HomeMinneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
1952HomeMinneapolis LakersNew York Knicks
1951HomeRochester RoyalsNew 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.

SeasonHome CourtWinnerLoser
2015WinnerGolden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers
2014WinnerSan Antonio SpursMiami Heat
2013WinnerMiami HeatSan Antonio Spurs
2012LoserMiami HeatOklahoma City Thunder
2011LoserDallas MavericksMiami Heat
2010WinnerLos Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
2009WinnerLos Angeles LakersOrlando Magic
2008WinnerBoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
2007WinnerSan Antonio SpursCleveland Cavaliers
2006LoserMiami HeatDallas Mavericks
2005WinnerSan Antonio SpursDetroit Pistons
2004LoserDetroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers
2003WinnerSan Antonio SpursNew Jersey Nets
2002WinnerLos Angeles LakersNew Jersey Nets
x-2001WinnerLos Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
2000WinnerLos Angeles LakersIndiana Pacers
1999WinnerSan Antonio SpursNew York Knicks
x-1998WinnerChicago BullsUtah Jazz
1997LoserChicago BullsUtah Jazz
1996WinnerChicago BullsSeatle 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.