Finding NBA Series Price Bets Value with Warriors and Cavs

  • The Golden State Warriors have -115 odds to win the series against the Sacramento Kings after winning their first game of the series in Game 3.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are -125 to win the series against the New York Knicks.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors have -115 odds to win the series after covering their 6.5-point spread in Game 3. The Warriors series odds are valuable considering their 33-8 record at home and historical first round success.

The Golden State Warriors have advanced past the first round of the NBA playoffs in seven consecutive appearances since their 2014 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Warriors current series odds on NBA sportsbooks are the best they will be for the remainder of the series at -115. Golden State will cap off their two-game home stretch as 7.5-point favorites with Draymond Green returning for Game 4.

If Golden State wins their remaining two home games, they will need to win at least one game in Sacramento to win the series. The Warriors were a missed Steph Curry game-tying three away from overtime in Game 1 and were only down 4 with less than two minutes to go in Game 2.

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have -125 odds to win the series against the New York Knicks. The value in the Cavaliers -125 series price on online sportsbooks) comes from their offensive and defensive adjustments.

Cleveland’s defense gave up the final five Knicks made field goals to Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson in Game 1, along with a combined 44 total points. In Game 2, the duo of Brunson and Hart was held to 25 points.

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The Cavalier’s defensive adjustments after just one game is a great sign for their -125 series odds, as well as the under at -115 for the New York Knicks 106.5-point total in Game 3. The Cavaliers have held the Knicks to an average of 95.5 points in the first two games, well below their 115.5 per game average during the regular season.

Offensively, the Cavaliers realized they won’t win Game 2 if Donovan Mitchell shoots the ball 30 times, even if he does make half of them. Mitchell instead had 13 assists and needs less than half of that number to cash the over for his 5.5 assists line for Game 3.

If the Cavaliers (+110) win Game 3 in New York to take a 2-1 series lead, their series price will greatly shorten. Take their great value at -125 to win the series before Game 3.