Thursday, May 9, 2019

Are the Warriors Finally a Good Value to Win Finals?

Will the Value Be there For Wagering on the Warriors?





All season long, there has been some kind of feeling of inevitability to the
Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals. This was caused by all of the
talent on their roster combined with the fact that they've done it before. But
belief in the Warriors might be starting to slip, which could signal to bettors
that it is actually a decent idea to back Golden State for the first time all
season.





The biggest reason for this is the fact that the Warriors are finally
entering odds where there might be some value in backing them. Sports betting
is all about finding beneficial odds wherever possible, even if it comes in the
form of a favorite that is slightly undervalued. In this case, the Warriors are
entering that territory, as their title odds have begun to fall from the
expensive odds they had earlier in the year.





In fact, odds for
NBA betting on bet365
have the Warriors at under -200 odds to win the
championship this year, something that hadn't happened in the regular season
due to just how good they looked. They aren't breezing through all of their
playoff games, hence the sudden shift, but there might not be enough cause for
concern to justify the line movements that bettors may be able to take advantage
of.









Golden State lost once in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers, a
team that greatly overachieved last season. And the loss that they did suffer
was something of an aberration, as the Clippers came back from 31 points down
in the second half to secure one of the most improbable comebacks in the
history of the NBA Playoffs. From there, the Warriors won four straight, and
haven't looked particularly labored since. Even Kevin Durant, who is being
linked to other teams this offseason, is having
fun in the team's latest march toward Finals contention
.





None of this is to say that the Warriors are guaranteed a championship, of
course. There are plenty of viable contenders in the league this year,
especially in a wide-open Eastern Conference. Toronto is led by a former Finals
MVP in Kawhi Leonard, who is just the type of player to give Durant and the
Warriors fits due to his defensive prowess. And the Milwaukee Bucks are high on
the list of teams to give the Warriors trouble if they met in the Finals, due
to a deep
bench that has helped them immensely
. But those teams lack one thing that
the Warriors possess, which is a proven ability to win games in the late rounds
of the playoffs.





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