Raptors still favored to finish series over Warriors in six games
Game 6 of the NBA Finals is Thursday in Oakland, and the Toronto Raptors are still favored to win the series against the Golden Warriors in six.
The Raptors are +125 Thursday during Game 6 and +175 if the series goes to seven games.
The Warriors are +250 to win the series.
Despite Golden State winning Game 5 in Toronto, the team lost Kevin Durant to a torn Achilles after scoring 11 points in the first half.
Injuries are a reason for the Warriors decreased odds to win yet another Finals series.
Durant did not start the series due to a calf injury he sustained early in the playoffs. Also, Warriors center Kevon Looney has been struggling with a shoulder injury.
Led by Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors have exceeded expectation after taking a 3-1 lead in the series. Even with a game six loss, the Raptors are still expected to win game seven at home.
Tonight, the Warriors are favored at home by 2.5 and the over/under is 211.5. Golden State is 6-1 straight up when facing elimination while Toronto is 7-2 straight up over the last nine games.
With two games available to close out the defending champions, Toronto’s odds of winning the Larry O’Brien is much greater than that of the Warriors.