NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

Share |

The NBA Finals will get underway Thursday May 31st with a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

Bet NBA pro basketball at Oddsmaker sportsbook, where bettors can now Claim their Free 100% Bonus up to $1000. Sign up today and get into the excitement of watching and wagering on NBA pro basketball all the way up to the Finals scheduled for early June!

It will be Game 1 of the NBA Finals as the Golden St Warriors are home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Golden St Warriors favored by -12 ½ points with the over under line set at 214 ½ points.

Both Golden St and Cleveland were forced to win a Game 7 on the road to advance into their best of seven NBA Finals. Warriors eliminated the Rockets with good defensive effort as they held Houston to an average of 89 points in the final two games of their series. They did catch a break as the Rockets were without Chris Paul who injured his hamstring and had to miss Game 6 and 7. An issue for the Warriors that needs improvement has been their ball handling. They have had way too many double digit turnover games and fortunately were able to survive it. In Game 7 the Warriors turned the ball over 17 times. What got the Warriors past the Rockets in Game 7 was their shooting. Golden St shot 48.8% and made 16 of 39 from three. Kevin Durant broke out of a shooting slump as he went 11 of 21 from the field for 34 points. Stephen Curry had 27 points and made 7 of 15 from three. One of the mystery of this playoffs has been the lack of production from reserve Shaun Livingston.

Cleveland has struggled for offense on the road in their Eastern conference finals win against Boston. They were 1-3 on the road in that series. Cavaliers were held to 87 points or fewer in three of those four road games. Golden St scored 115 points or greater in two of their three home games against the Rockets. That is the major issue facing Cleveland. They must slow down the pace of the game. It will be difficult as the Warriors speed will give the Cavaliers defense fits in this series.

Comments are closed.