Gambling911.com has your 2017 NBA Finals betting preview below.
The 2017 NBA Finals begin on Thursday, June 1 with the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Golden State Warriors.
It is the exact same matchup we have seen in the NBA Finals for the last 2 years, as Golden State won in 2015, while the Cavaliers won last year.
Cleveland Cavaliers +7-110 o226.5 -110 +267
Golden State Warriors -7-110 u226.5 -110 -330
The Warriors have rolled through the 2017 NBA Playoffs, winning all 12 of their games, sweeping Portland, Utah and San Antonio.
The Cavaliers have been almost as dominant, as they are 11-1 in the playoffs with sweeps against Indiana and Toronto and a 4-1 series win against Boston.
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The Warriors opened at more than 2-1 favorites to beat Cleveland in the 2017 NBA Finals, and the odds have risen from there
Cleveland Cavaliers 63-32 SU , 56-39-0 ATS , , Golden State Warriors 79-15 SU , 48-43-3 ATS ,
One of the great things about the NBA Playoffs is that you have more betting options than during the regular season.
Not only can you bet on a team to win the series before it begins, you can also bet the updated series price after each of the games.
The advantage to doing that is that you can often times get much better prices on favorites after they lose a game.
Often times the odds on teams after a win will be overinflated, and there will be value on the losing team in the following game.
Bettors who go with the team that is coming off a loss are looking for that team to bounce back with a big win. This theory of NBA Playoff betting has been referred to as the zig-zag theory.
It can be a very effective system of betting the NBA Playoffs but now you have to pick and choose your spots.
Another advantage to the series bet in NBA Playoff betting is that you can be in the action for the entire series for the cost of a single w