The Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors will host game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 31, 2018 against the Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers in a repeat of the last three NBA Finals. The early odds for the Amercian sports bettor have been posted and the vegas odds makers favorite is the home team Warriors at a -900 moneyline. Golden State returns to the NBA Playoffs once again after defeating the Houston Rockets. The vegas odds makers favorite Golden State Warriors are listed at -12(-115) and the road dog Cavaliers at +12(-105). For the over/ under bettor the game total is listed at 215(-115)u or 215(-105)o.
The road to the Finals wasn't easy for Cleveland but down 3-2 the Cavaliers took the last two betting odd games of the series from the Celtics to earn a spot once again. Cleveland is listed as the underdog in game 1 with a money line of +550. Lebron James has almost single handedly won the Conference for the Cavaliers but can he win the Finals? The Cavaliers defense was ranked 29th of 30 in the regular season and the NBA stats show the defense hasn't improved. The Warriors on the other hand have Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant leading team that defies the odds. Golden State won the NBA Finals last year in 5 games. Can they do it again? Here are the dates and times for the best of 7 series.
Game 1: Thu, May 31: Cavaliers at Warriors, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 2: Sun, June 3: Cavaliers at Warriors, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 3: Wed, June 6: Warriors at Cavaliers, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4: Fri, June 8: Warriors at Cavaliers, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
*Game 5: Mon, June 11: Cavaliers at Warriors, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
*Game 6: Thu, June 14: Warriors at Cavaliers, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
*Game 7: Sun, June 17: Cavaliers at Warriors, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
* - If Necessary
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