NBA Betting: Finals Tied Heading To Oakland
Deadlocked 1-1, the NBA Finals heads south back to the USA on Wednesday night when the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors clash in California in Game 3.
The Warriors tied the series with a 109-104 upset win in Game 2 as a 2.5-point underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 25 points, but he exited early with a hamstring injury. He’s expected to suit up on Wednesday, but keep an eye on the latest injury updates just in case. Also delivering in Game 2 for Golden State were Stephen Curry with 23 points and Draymond Green with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Toronto, as usual, was led by Kawhi Leonard with 34 points and 14 rebounds. The loss snapped the Raptors’ five-game winning streak both straight up and against the spread. Toronto likely would have preferred being up 2-0 heading on the road. The Raptors haven’t been as good away from home during the postseason with a 4-4 record SU and 3-5 mark ATS in eight games.
Raptors are 6-point road underdogs for Game 3
Toronto is also 2-2 SU and ATS as an underdog, which they will be on Wednesday as Bovada Sportsbook currently has them as a 6-point road underdog.
The Warriors are 7-1 SU and 4-3-1 ATS in their last eight games. At home they’ve won five straight, but it hasn’t meant big profits for bettors as they were 2-3 ATS. During their playoff run, the Warriors are 7-2 SU and 4-5 ATS at home.
In the postseason, the Warriors have been nearly unbeatable at home for years. In the last 28 home playoff games, Golden State is 25-3 SU and 13-14-1 ATS. Against the Raptors at home, the Warriors have totally dominated. In their last 14 vs the Raptors at Golden State, the Warriors are 13-1 SU and 11-3 ATS.
Warriors limp home with more injury woes
Thompson isn’t the only player bettors should be looking for injury updates on heading into Wednesday night. Kevin Durant has missed the Warriors’ last seven games with a calf injury. Golden State also lost Kevon Looney for the rest of the series after he suffered a collarbone fracture. For the Raptors, OG Anunoby has been out since having an emergency appendectomy. He was active for Game 2 but did not see a second of action.
With the series tied, the Warriors are -285 series favorites on the latest series prices. The Raptors are a +235 series underdog.