Are The Golden State Warriors Too Big Of A Favorite To Bet At NJ Sportsbooks?

The Golden State Warriors are such heavy favorites to win the NBA Western Conference Finals, some NJ online sportsbooks won’t allow you to bet on them.

The Golden State Warriors are now such heavy favorites to win the NBA Western Conference Finals some New Jersey sports betting operators won’t even allow you to bet on them.

Warriors star and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant remains out with an injury. However, the Warriors still managed to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals series over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Game 4 will go off in Portland on Monday.

The defending champion Warriors will be looking to sweep the series and move on to a fifth straight NBA Finals. The Warriors have won the NBA title three of the past four years.

The odds on the Warriors

The odds on the Warriors to win the NBA Western Conference Finals have grown exponentially since the series started.

Even a small bet on the champs to win the series over the Blazers will likely exceed betting limits now.

Here’s a look at the current odds on the Golden State-Portland series at the top three NJ sports betting apps:

NBA Western Conference FinalsDraftKingsFanDuelBetStars
Portland Trail Blazers+6600+6500+5000
Golden State WarriorsN/A-20000-100000

The odds on the Warriors to win the series are so high that DraftKings Sportsbook isn’t even posting them. And over at BetStarsNJ, the lines are posted at –100000, which means a bettor would need to bet $100 to win 10 cents.

To be fair, a miracle comeback by the Trail Blazers could ruin someone betting on the Warriors at those lofty odds.

Huge favorites also mean massive underdogs. So, there’s a huge payday awaiting anyone who bets on the Trail Blazers to win. That is if they can complete that miracle comeback.

Of course, they’ll have to do what no team has ever done and come back from a 3-0 series deficit to win in the NBA Playoffs.

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NBA Eastern Conference Finals odds

In the meantime, things are tightening up over in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

The Toronto Raptors lost the first two games in Milwaukee.  Sunday, the Raptors won a double-overtime thriller at home.

The Milwaukee Bucks still enjoy a 2-1 lead heading into Game 4 on Tuesday. In fact, the series odds at two of the top three NJ sports betting apps reflects that.

Here’s how the odds look at DraftKings, FanDuel and BetStars:

NBA Eastern Conference FinalsDraftKingsFanDuelBetStars
Toronto Raptors+450+430+450
Milwaukee Bucks-625-650-650

Who will win the 2019 NBA Finals?

The Warriors have been favorites to win a fourth NBA Championship in five years in the futures market all season.

The 3-0 Western Conference Finals lead the team has built has only increased the amount of money bettors must lay on the Warriors to win.

Here are the odds for the NBA Finals futures from the top NJ online sportsbooks:

NBA ChampionsDraftKingsFanDuelBetStars
Toronto Raptors+1300+1000+1400
Milwaukee Bucks+200+195+200
Portland Trail Blazers+15000+15000+12500
Golden State Warriors-225-210-225

The real value right now appears to be on the Raptors. That is if you believe it is Toronto’s year.

In the meantime, the Trail Blazers are going to have to do a lot more than just win Game 4 to impact the odds on the Warriors going to the NBA Finals and win it all.

A series-tieing win by Toronto in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals will undoubtedly have more of an impact on the rest of the NBA Playoffs odds.

Keep a close eye on the games and the odds to see if there’s even more value to be found as the NBA Playoffs continue.

Heads Up, Sports Betting Fans: NBA Futures Markets Are In Flux At FanDuel Sportsbook

The NBA futures markets on FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey are changing with every NBA Playoffs game and may offer some value for anyone paying attention.

The NBA futures markets on FanDuel Sportsbook are changing with every NBA Playoffs game.

But that means there may be some value for anyone paying attention.

The Toronto Raptors crushed the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal to take a 3-2 series lead Tuesday night. Immediately after the game, there was a dramatic change in the odds on both teams to win the NBA Finals at FanDuel Sportsbook app.

Toronto went from +850 down to +750 to win the title this year. But even more dramatically the odds on the Sixers jumped to +4500 from +2300 before Game 5.

No better time to bet

That means there’s no better time than now to place a bet.

Particularly if you think Philadelphia can win Game 6 at home Thursday and Game 7 in Toronto on Sunday.

That’ll keep the 76ers title hopes alive. However, a win for the Sixers in either game is bound to have another dramatic effect on the odds.

So, the price is now right for bets on the Sixers to win the NBA championship.

By the way, the Raptors are now +195 to win the East. The Sixers are up to +1700.

A similar shift in the odds has played out in the other Eastern Conference semifinal as well.

The Milwaukee Bucks put together the best regular season record in the NBA this year. The team began the NBA Playoffs as the top seed and favorites to win the East.

However, the Raptors beat the 76ers in Game 1 of that series. Then the Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics in their first game, and the odds changed.

Suddenly, there wasn’t a team in the East sitting as a moneyline favorite to win the conference. Plus, Toronto became a favorite over Milwaukee to win the East.

Of course, that’s now changed as well.

The Bucks won’t stop here

The Raptors-Sixers series tightened up. Plus, the Bucks are back as betting favorites again after taking a 3-1 series lead over Boston on Monday. In fact, the Bucks were at -210 to win the Eastern Conference on FanDuel Sportsbook after Monday’s game.

That made Milwaukee the first moneyline favorites to win the East.

The Toronto-Philadelphia game did have an impact on those FanDuel odds, moving them up to -220.

Plus, if the Bucks close out the Celtics in five games on Wednesday that’s sure to drive the number up even more.

By the way, the Celtics are at +6500 to win the East and +7500 to win it all, offering some real value if you believe in miracles.

The NBA Western Conference semis

In the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets evened up their semifinal series with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Monday.

At -220 to win the West and -130 to win it all, the Warriors are still moneyline favorites across the board at FanDuel Sportsbook.

However, those numbers have dropped significantly since the start of the series. In fact, the Warriors started out the Western Conference Semifinals at -175 to repeat as NBA champs on FanDuel Sportsbook.

That means now is probably as good a time as any to bet on the defending champions. Unless you think they may lose another game in this series.

In the other Western Conference Semifinal between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers the pivotal Game 5 went to the Nuggets.

The Nuggets were already the betting favorites.

However, as with the other  NBA Playoffs games, this one had a big impact on the odds with the Nuggets going up 3-2. The Nuggets moved down to +1800 to win the NBA Finals from +2300. They also moved down from +850 to win the West to +550.

Of course, the odds on Portland to win the West moved up from +1200 to +2700. So, there’s some value there if you still think the Trailblazers have what it takes to win the conference.

FanDuel Sportsbook also has the Blazers as a big longshot to win the NBA Finals at +5500. The price was +3900 before Game 5.

Getting in on the action

If you want to get in on the NBA Futures market action on FanDuel Sportsbook, it’s a good idea to pay attention to changes in the NJ sports betting odds after each game.

Then lock in a bet on the teams you think can win a conference or the NBA title when they lose a game and the odds drop.

Of course, you’ll also need to start out by signing up for an account with FanDuel Sportsbook.

You can do that by clicking on this exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link. Then, follow these four simple steps:

  • Register with an existing FanDuel DFS account or sign up for a new account by entering some basic personal details.
  • Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the button labeled “Sign Up.”
  • Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app or go to the homepage and log in using the details you provided.

It’s that simple. Plus,  as long as you signed up using our link, you are eligible for an up to $500 match bet.

Lock In Your Pick To Win The NBA Finals Now On DraftKings Sportsbook

Just eight teams remain in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and there’s no better time than right now to bet any one of them to win it all at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Just eight teams remain in the 2019 NBA Playoffs and there’s no better time than right now to bet any one of them to win it all at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The defending champion Golden State Warriors finally got through a tough first-round six-game battle with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Then it was the Denver Nuggets over the San Antonio Spurs in a Game 7 Saturday. That set up the final four in the Western Conference.

It’s now the Warriors taking on the Houston Rockets in a  rematch of last season’s Western Conference final. Plus, the Nuggets are up against the Portland Trailblazers in the other West semifinal.

In fact, the Warriors have already taken a 1-0 lead in their seven-game series with Houston. Golden State booked a win over the Rockets in Game 1 on Sunday.

The final four in the Eastern Conference was set earlier last week. Both series are already underway.

The Toronto Raptors crushed the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of one Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday. But that series is now tied at one apiece. Then the Boston Celtics upset the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the other on Sunday.

DraftKings Sportsbook NBA futures

All the weekend’s NBA Playoffs action left the NBA Futures market on the DraftKings Sportsbook app in an interesting state.

The Golden State Warriors are still clear favorites to win the Western Conference and ultimately the NBA Finals. However, things have tightened up significantly in the East.

No team is a moneyline odds favorite to win it. Plus, the Raptors are now favored over the top-seeded Bucks to capture the conference.

It appears the NBA Futures market on the popular NJ sports betting site will change with just about every game in each series.

The odds will certainly be adjusted for the favorites as each inch closer to closing out another series. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get a bet down on your pick to win it as soon as possible.

The fact is, for most teams the odds are not going to get any better than they are right now.

Here’s a look at the complete NBA Futures market on DraftKings Sportsbook NJ gambling site as of Sunday night:

DraftKings OddsNBAWestEast
Golden State -155-278N/A
Houston+600+360N/A
Milwaukee+700N/A+175
Toronto
+700N/A+155
Boston+1400N/A+325
Denver +2200+1100N/A
Philadelphia +2500N/A+800
Portland+3500+1500N/A
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Betting on the NBA Futures market on DraftKings Sportsbook is a simple process. Of course, it all starts with signing up for an account.

Just click on this exclusive DraftKings Sportsbook link to get started. Then follow these four steps. You’ll be betting on the NBA Playoffs in no time:

  • Click the “Already have a DraftKings account?” tab and follow the instructions if you have a DraftKings DFS account. Otherwise, click “Sign Me Up.”
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  • Check the box agreeing to the DraftKings Sportsbook terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the “Sign Up” button.

Then it’s just a matter of downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app to your mobile device. Or, go to the homepage on your computer and log in using the details you provided.

Once you’re there you can fund your account in a variety of different ways and browse around the NBA Futures market on the DraftKings sports betting app.

Plus, as long as you signed up using our exclusive link, DraftKings Sportsbook will give you $25 in free bets and match your first deposit up to $500.

And there’s no reason you can’t use these bonuses to wager on the NBA Futures market or the NBA Playoffs in a variety of different ways.

The Price Is Right On NBA East Contenders At FanDuel Sportsbook

The fight for NBA Eastern Conference supremacy is down to just four teams and you can get a decent price an any one of them to win it on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The fight for NBA Eastern Conference supremacy and a berth in the NBA Finals is down to just four teams.

Now, you can get a decent price an any one of them to win it through the NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook allows you to bet on who you think will win either conference or the NBA Finals this year. The odds are adjusted for the contenders throughout the playoffs as teams are eliminated and others forge ahead.

On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers won their fourth straight game over the Brooklyn Nets to close out their first-round NBA Playoffs series. The Toronto Raptors did the same to the Orlando Magic.

Plus, the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 4-0 and the Milwaukee Bucks also swept the Detroit Pistons earlier in the week.

In the Western Conference, the Portland Trailblazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 to 1 to advance in a stunning final shot from Damian Lillard. However, three of the four first-round playoff series were still ongoing as of Wednesday morning.

The defending champion Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to win the West and the NBA Finals. The NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook has the Warriors at -300 to win the Western Conference and -190 to win it all.

No true Eastern Conference favorite

However, the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals are now set and no true odds-on favorite has emerged.

It’ll be the top-seeded Bucks taking on the Celtics and the second-seeded Raptors against the 76ers for a chance to play in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Early Wednesday morning, FanDuel Sportsbook updated the NBA Futures market with fresh odds on each of these four teams. Here’s how those NJ sports betting odds looked:

  • Milwaukee Bucks +115
  • Toronto Raptors +270
  • Boston Celtics +440
  • Philadelphia 76ers +440

Four positive numbers mean no team is an odds-on favorite to win it and you won’t have to lay any money to bet on the team you think can get it done.

Even a $100 bet on the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, the team with the best regular-season record this year, will pay $115 plus your original $100 bet back if they win the East.

The Lebron James factor

Clearly, the NBA Futures market has been greatly impacted by Lebron James leaving the Eastern Conference this year. The fact is, a James-led Miami Heat or Cleveland Cavaliers team has won the East each of the past eight years.

In the meantime, none of the four teams in the East semifinals have done enough over that time to be considered moneyline favorites to capture the title.

For anyone thinking about betting on the NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook, that just means you’ll be getting a decent price no matter who your pick to win it may be.

Sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook

The first step in placing an NBA Futures bet on the NBA’s Eastern Conference winner on FanDuel Sportsbook is signing up for an account.

Just click this exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link. Then, follow these four simple steps and you’ll be betting on the NBA Playoffs at FanDuel Sportsbook in minutes:

  • Register with your existing FanDuel daily fantasy sports (DFS) account. Or, sign up for a new account by entering a few personal details.
  • Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the ‘Sign Up‘ button.
  • Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app to your mobile device. Or, go to the homepage on your computer. Log in using the details you provided.

It’s really that simple. Plus, as long as you signed up using the link above, you are eligible for a match bet of up to $500.

That means FanDuel Sportsbook will give you a refund in site credit of up to $500 if you lose your first bet. And there’s no reason that bet can’t be on one of the four teams in the semifinals to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference at the solid prices listed above.

More NBA Futures odds in NJ

As of Wednesday morning, there are still 11 teams in the hunt for the NBA title. Updated NBA Futures odds on each to win it at FanDuel Sportsbook look like this:

  • Golden State Warriors -190
  • Milwaukee Bucks +550
  • Houston Rockets +600
  • Toronto Raptors +1000
  • Boston Celtics +1800
  • Philadelphia 76ers +2600
  • Portland Trailblazers +3300
  • Denver Nuggets +3900
  • San Antonio Spurs +12000
  • Los Angeles Clipper +25000
  • Utah Jazz +25000

Plus, the updated odds on the seven teams left with a chance to win the Western Conference are:

  • Golden State Warriors -300
  • Houston Rockets +340
  • Denver Nuggets +1400
  • Portland Trailblazers +1500
  • San Antonio Spurs +3000
  • Utah Jazz +9000
  • Los Angeles Clipper +25000

Are Sixers A Good Series Bet Following Game 2 Performance? That All Depends

The Philadelphia 76ers tied the series against the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Playoffs. We check in with NJ sportsbooks on the odds of a Sixers series win.

It took about 15 minutes of playoff action before Philadelphia fans were booing their 76ers.

It’s somewhat understandable as the team that was expected to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals ended up losing to the Brooklyn Nets in their playoff opener at home.

However, the Sixers showed up in a big way in Game 2, rolling over the Nets by a score of 145-123.

Game 3 tips off on Thursday; DraftKings Sportsbook has Philadelphia favored by 3 points on the road.

But since the series is evened up, is now the right time to bet the 76ers to win the battle with the Nets?

Sixers still favorites to win series

The 76ers opened up in the neighborhood of -700 to win this series while the Nets were at +500.

However, after the split in Philadelphia where Brooklyn stole home-court advantage, the prices have changed quite a bit.

The 76ers are now -370 at Caesars Sportsbook while the Nets are at +300. The odds are similarly tight across New Jersey gambling sites. BetStars NJ and FanDuel Sportsbook have 76ers favored by -333 and -300, respectively.

And over at SugarHouse online sportsbook, the odds are close but still favor the Sixers. That is their hometown casino after all.

Game 3 will be critical. If the Nets win, we could see this series move into the neighborhood of a pick, although the 76ers are still likely to be favored by about -150 or -175.

If the 76ers win, they’ll move back into the -700 or even -800 neighborhood where they originally opened.

Here’s a closer look at the 76ers series odds against the Nets at NJ online sports betting sites:

 DraftKingsBetStarsFanDuelCaesarsSugarHouse
Philadelphia 76ers vs. -335-333-330-370-335
Brooklyn Nets+240+260+250+300+240

Three things to consider when placing your bet

Game 2 may have ended on a happy note for Philadelphia, but not everything is as it seems when it comes to placing your Sixers bet in New Jersey.

Here are a few things to consider as we head into Game 3:

Embiid’s knee injury a concern

Bettors have to be concerned with the fact that 76ers star center Joel Embiid just isn’t fully healthy.

He’s played no more than 24 minutes in each game, which is well below his season average. We know he’s been laboring down the stretch of the season, playing in just 10 games since the All-Star break.

Furthermore, when you take a look at the schedule, there aren’t many breaks for Embiid. There are two days off between Game 2 and Game 3, and then there are two days off between Game 4 and Game 5. The rest of the time it’s just one-day breaks.

If his knee is, in fact, in rough shape, he could fade as the series progresses.

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Bad game or bad quarter?

That’s what bettors need to figure out.

The 76ers led 64-63 at the half of Game 2, so they weren’t exactly in control. However, they exploded for 51 points in the third quarter en route to the win.

It’s worth noting that the 76ers were outscored 36-29 in the fourth quarter, so the Nets are left wondering if it was just a bad quarter or if it’s truly a turn in the series?

The importance of 3-point shooting

As the playoffs got underway this past weekend, one interesting stat came to light: Every team that won Game 1 of their series made more three-pointers than their opponent.

The Nets hit 15-of-36 threes in Game 2 compared to just nine-of-23 for the 76ers and have now outscored them 78-36 from beyond the arc.

If the Nets can continue to thrive from three, they’re going to be in this series for a while — and possibly win it.

Free player prop picks for Sixers-Nets Game 3

Caris LeVert Points Scored

Over/under 14.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook

I’ll be looking for Caris LeVert to have a better performance in Game 3.

He had 23 points in Game 1 but fell back 13 in Game 2. He had 13 points in just 20 minutes in Game 2. So if he sees more action in Game 3, he’ll likely get over the 14.5-point total.

The other factor here is that LeVert played better at home than on the road during the regular season. He averaged 15.7 points while shooting 44.9% from the field and 39.2% from three at home compared to 12.2 points on the road with 41.3% from the field and 23.7% from three.

Bottom line: Bet the over 14.5

Embiid Points Scored

Over/under 26.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook

This line seems a bit off. Embiid is banged up and played just 24 minutes in Game 1 and 21 minutes in Game 2.

That’s well below his norm as he’s typically up in the 33-minute range. We know he has a knee injury, which is why he was doubtful for Game 1. He scored 23 points in Game 2 and 22 in Game 1, so he’s well below the 27.5 he averaged in the regular season.

The Nets’ Ed Davis limited Embiid in Game 1 but got in foul trouble in Game 2, only playing six minutes. If he stays out of foul trouble and Embiid is still banged up, which I expect him to be, under looks good.

Bottom line: Bet the under 26.5.

Get Inside The NBA Playoffs With In-Game Betting At BetStars NJ Sportsbook

The NBA Playoffs tipped off this past weekend and for the first time ever you can bet on it in New Jersey, including live in-game betting at BetStars NJ.

The NBA Playoffs tipped off this past weekend and for the first time ever you can bet on the outcome of the different games, series, and the entire playoffs right here in New Jersey.

Plus, NJ online sportsbooks like BetStars NJ also offer live in-game betting options that allow you to watch games from the privacy of your own home and simultaneously bet on any mobile device or desktop computer on odds that are adjusted as the action continues.

Signing up for a Stars Account

The first step in taking advantage of the live in-game betting options for the NBA Playoffs on BetStars NJ is signing up for an account.

Just click this exclusive BetStars NJ link to get the process started, then follow these four simple steps:

  • Click on the tab labeled “Join.”
  • If you already have a Stars Account from playing online poker or casino games with PokerStars NJ, click on the tab labeled “Login” and do just that.
  • If not, create a new Stars Account by entering your country of residence, email address, new Stars ID and password. Then click the tab labeled “Continue.”
  • Check the boxes signifying you accept the license agreement and privacy policy. Then, choose whether you’d like to receive special offers and updates. Finally, click the tab labeled “Create Account.”

It’s that easy and provided you signed up through our exclusive BetStars NJ link, you’ll be eligible for a sign-up bonus that includes a refund of up to $500 if you lose your first bet.

That’s a risk-free bet you can make on the NBA Playoffs.

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Finding BetStars NJ’s NBA Playoffs live in-game betting

Finding the live in-game betting options for the NBA Playoffs on BetStars NJ is even easier.

Anytime there’s an NBA Playoff game on, just log in to your BetStars NJ account and click the tab labeled “In-Game” at the top of the screen under the BetStars logo.

It’s the one directly on the right of the “Home” tab and there’s a clock on it.

Then, just make sure the “Basketball” tab underneath it is selected and you should see all the available games. Underneath each game, you’ll find the number of live in-game markets available. Click on that to view the odds on all the different in-game bets.

You should be able to bet on markets that include:

  • Moneyline
  • Point spread
  • Total points (aka over/under)
  • Alternative moneylines, point spreads, and total points
  • Individual quarter and half moneylines, point spreads, and total points
  • Individual team scoring totals

The odds will change as the game continues allowing you to bet on what you expect to happen next.

In-game betting options can add a little excitement to any NBA Playoff game. These lines can keep you interested even late in the fourth quarter of a first-round blowout.

Plus, in-game betting gives you the chance to hedge your bets a little. That way you can make up for a traditional NBA Playoffs bet placed prior to tip-off you suddenly wish you could take back.

BetStars NJ is an Authorized Gaming Operator of the NBA thanks to a deal made in October 2018. That makes it a great place to try it out.