Warriors favored to win the NBA Finals over the Raptors in six games
As if there was ever a question, the Golden State Warriors remain the favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals.
While the Toronto Raptors have remained more than competitive through the first two games of the series, they lost their homecourt advantage after losing in Game 2 at Scotiabank Arena. Now, the Warriors head home to Oakland, looking to defend their turf and take the lead in the series after losing the opening showdown.
With the way things are, BetOnline.ag put the Warriors as favourites to close out the series in six games — which means the Dubs are expected to win three of the next four games. Games 3, 4 and 6 will be in Oracle Arena, while Game 5 will be in Toronto.
Golden State in 5 +350
Golden State in 6 +200
Golden State in 7 +500
Toronto in 5 +1400
Toronto in 6 +700
Toronto in 7 +500
The Warriors are currently seeking their fourth title in the last five seasons. Golden State’s only Finals lost came in 2016 against against the heralded LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2017-18, the Dubs captured the team’s second consecutive NBA Championship by sweeping LeBron and the Cavs.
On the other hand, the surging Raptors are now in the midst of the best single-season effort in team history. They are playing in their first-ever NBA Finals appearance and are clearly determined to win their first ever Larry O’Brien Trophy.