The NBA’s lone Canadian team is just one win away from the franchise’s first NBA Championship. Plus, it has managed to flip the 2019 NBA Finals odds completely around.
The defending champion Warriors are making their fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. Obviously, that made the Warriors heavy favorites to win when the series started.
Not much changed when the teams split the first two games in the best-of-seven series in Toronto. However, the Raptors won Game 3 in Oakland and woke up the next morning as favorites to win the title for the first time.
Raptors suddenly massive favorites
Then, the Raptors won Game 4 in Oakland on Friday night to take a 3-1 lead. Toronto suddenly became massive favorites to win it all at New Jersey’s top sports betting apps.
|Golden State Warriors||+425 (Opened at -315)||+450 (Opened at -333)||+400 (Opened at -330)|
|Toronto Raptors||-590 (Opened at +250)||-550 (Opened at +235)||-530 (Opened at +270)|
It’s certainly not over yet. However, anyone who bet the Raptors to win the 2019 NBA Finals at the opening odds must be feeling pretty good.
In fact, the odds on the Warriors to win have gone up so high, anyone who bet on the Raptors can now guarantee themselves a profit by hedging their bet.
In other words, they can now lock in the long odds available on the Warriors to win. That way, they’ll make money no matter what happens.
Game 5 NBA Finals odds
Of course, they can also bet on Game 5 of the series at these and other NJ gambling sites. Game 5 will play out in Toronto on Monday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Injured Warriors star Kevin Durant had his status upgraded to questionable for Game 5. Durant has not played in more than a month.
However, the Raptors are still home moneyline favorites.
Here’s how moneyline odds looked for Game 5 on Monday morning:
|NBA Finals Game 5||DraftKings||BetStars||FanDuel|
|Golden State Warriors||+104||+105||+102|
NBA Finals MVP odds
The Warriors are hopeful Durant will return and help turn the tide in the series.
So far, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard has been the difference maker for the Raptors. The updated NBA Finals MVP odds definitely reflect that.
When the series opened, two-time NBA Finals MVP Durant was on the sideline. As a result, Warriors guard Stephen Curry was the moneyline favorite to win the award.
Since Leonard has the Raptors one win away from a championship, he’s now the heavy favorite to be named MVP.
He’s also averaging 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game in the series.
Here’s how the updated NBA Finals MVP odds looked on Monday morning heading into Game 5:
|NBA Finals MVP||FanDuel||DraftKings||BetStars|
If the Warriors can win Game 5, the teams will head back to Oakland for Game 6 on Wednesday, June 13. Golden State would also have to win Game 6 to force a seventh and deciding game. It will go off in Toronto on Sunday, June 16 if it is necessary.