Offbeat Warriors, Cavaliers betting favorites to advance to 4th straight NBA Finals

14:30  10 may  2018
14:30  10 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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On CBS Sports HQ, CBS Sports NBA Writer Brad Botkin joins Nick Kostos to recap the Golden State Warriors defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5 to advance to the Western Conference Finals .

However, the Clippers have struggled against the NBA ’s top teams this season, going a combined 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS against the Warriors , Spurs, Cavaliers , and Raptors, and remain a distant +1400 bet to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

a man standing in front of a crowd © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images Las Vegas betting odds are leaning toward a record fourth straight NBA Finals matchup featuring the same two teams.

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are set to battle it out in the Western Conference finals, while the Boston Celtics secured their rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night by ousting the Philadelphia 76ers.

Both the Warriors and Cavaliers are favored to emerge from their respective series, with Golden State winning two of the last three Finals against Cleveland.

NBA Championship Odds

  • Warriors - 5/8
  • Rockets - 12/5
  • Cavaliers - 11/2
  • Celtics - 18/1
NBA Conference Finals (Prices)
  • Warriors (-195)
  • Rockets (+165)
  • Cavaliers (-250)
  • Celtics (+200)

(Courtesy: Westgate Las Vegas Superbook's Jeff Sherman)

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Brian Windhorst ‘cannot see’ LeBron leaving Eastern Conference .
Speculation continues to grow that LeBron James will leave the Cavaliers after the season, but the reporter who may know him best does not see many teams outside of Cleveland that make sense for the three-time NBA champion. In an appearance on “Pardon the Interruption” on Thursday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst — who has basically been a LeBron reporter for the past 15 years — said he does not envision LeBron signing with the Lakers, Rockets or any other team in the Western Conference.“I just cannot see him going to the Western Conference. I can’t see it,” Windhorst said.

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