If the NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas are correct, this series can be good as over. Adhering to a 22-point rout by the Golden State Warriors in game one over the Cleveland Cavaliers, bettors are operating from the defending champs at Nevada sportsbooks.
Kevin Durant and the Warriors took care of business on Thursday evening, therefore the NBA Finals odds say the series is now a slam dunk for Golden State.
The underdog at +200 before Thursday night's opening matchup in the best-of-seven series that might last only four, the Westgate SuperBook had the Warriors at -240 to win the title, and the Cavs.
In the wake of the 113-91 blowout, that line has moved to Golden State (-700), Cleveland (+500).
That means a $100 wager on the Warriors returns a paltry $14.29 if the Bay Area team wins. The same bet on the Cavs nets the bettor $500 if the underdogs can get their work together, stop turning over the ball, rebound, and upset the favorites.
Few believe LeBron James and the Cavs can, though the champs have reason to remain optimistic, because they came back from the 3-1 deficit this time around year that is last.
'we know we're capable of playing a complete lot better,' James said after the game. 'We didn't play because well as we know we're capable of, so we look forward to the next one.'
The warriors are had by the SuperBook spotting the Cavs nine points on the spread for game two.
Sweep Odds Shorten