NBA Finals Betting – Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
The Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors for the 2019 NBA Championship.
The Warriors will be looking to win their third consecutive title and their fourth in the last five years, although the Raptors will want to win their first-ever title. The Warriors got past the Clippers, Rockets and Trail Blazers to win the Western Conference, although the Raptors defeated the Magic, 76ers, and Bucks to win the Eastern Conference. Golden State is all about a 3-1 favorite to win the best-of-seven show, but the Raptors will have the home-court advantage.
The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant for at least the first game of the show, but Golden State still has a potent lineup comprising Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Golden State could get Durant back at a certain stage in the series and they might also get DeMarcus Cousins back from harm.
The Raptors are led by Kawhi Leonard who has been spectacular in the playoffs, averaging 31.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Toronto has additionally become a strong play of late from copy guard Fred VanVleet that has scored in double-figures in 3 consecutive games.
Golden State may be without Durant, however as long as they’ve Curry in the lineup they are hard to beat. Curry is averaging 35.8 points at the previous five Golden State wins. The Raptors defeated the Warriors at both regular-season meetings, winning 131-128 at home in late November and 113-93 in Golden State in mid-December.
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