Weekly Betting Update – NBA Who is Hot and Who Is Not May 29 2018
Each of the NBA’s conference finals have gone the distance in a best-of-seven showdown. The Cleveland Cavaliers held up their end of the bargain for a fourth-straight matchup against Golden State in the NBA Finals with Sunday’s 87-79 road victory against the Boston Celtics as 2.5-point underdogs with BetAnySports.
The Warriors head into Monday night’s Game 7 showdown against the Houston Rockets as six-point road favorites with the total set at 208 points. The defending NBA Champs needed a 115-86 victory in Saturday’s Game 6 as heavy 12.5-point home favorites to force a deciding Game 7 after losing back-to-back decisions to the Rockets in the previous two games of this series as favorites. The winner of Monday night’s contest will face Cleveland this Thursday night in Game 1 of this year’s best-of-seven championship series.
When it comes to betting on LeBron James and the Cavaliers in this year’s playoffs, they have gone 12-6 straight-up and 8-10 against the spread through their first three series. They needed the full seven games to get past Indiana in the opening round at a costly 1-6 ATS. Following a stunning four-game sweep of Toronto in the next round while going 3-1 ATS, Cleveland won four of its last five games against the Celtics both SU and ATS. The total stayed UNDER most sportsbooks closing line in five of the seven games overall.
Golden State comes into Monday night’s road game against Houston at 3-4 both SU and ATS in seven previous road games in this year’s playoffs. The total stayed UNDER in five of those seven games and it has stayed UNDER in five of the Warriors’ first six games against Houston.
The Rockets have posted a SU 7-2 record at home this postseason as part of an 11-5 record overall. They are 5-4 ATS in those nine home games with the total staying UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in five of nine games played on their home court.
Betting the moneyline for Monday’s Game 7 heavily favors Golden State at -275, but part of that can be attributed to the uncertain playing status of Houston’s Chris Paul. He looks to be a game-time decision due to an injured hamstring. All the betting odds and lines at most offshore sportsbooks could shift in Houston’s favor if Paul is cleared to play.
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