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NBA Betting: Finals Matchup Odds

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There’s less than a month left in the NBA’s regular season, and the playoffs are on everyone’s minds. Well, you can exclude bottom feeders like the Lakers, Nets and 76ers from that equation, but you get my point. With the crown jewel of the professional hoops year presenting a ton of betting opportunities, don’t overlook NBA Finals matchup odds.

At online book 5Dimes, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors remain the most likely Finals matchup (+120). The Cavs and San Antonio Spurs come in second at +379, while a Toronto Raptors-Warriors clash is listed as +1065.

Cavaliers-Thunder (+1225) and Cavaliers-Clippers (+2230) round out the top five at the shop. As you can see, there’s plenty of value if you have a good hunch on which squads will be vying for the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Considering the Raptors - who were sitting at 48-21 as of March 23 and just 1.5 games behind Cleveland for the top spot in the Eastern Conference – have established themselves as a legit threat, you have to wonder if they’re being undervalued here.

On the heels of back-to-back first-round postseason exits, many are doubting Toronto’s ability to step up when it counts the most. But there’s a different feeling surrounding the team time around, and there’s never been a better time to silence the sceptics and exorcise some playoff demons.

Check out the rest of the book’s odds. Who do you expect to see in the Finals?

2016 NBA Finals Matchup Odds

Odds as of March 23 at 5Dimes

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors +120
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs San Antonio Spurs +379
  • Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors +1065
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder +1225
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs LA Clippers +2230
  • Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio Spurs +2440
  • Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors +2975
  • Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors +4850
  • Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors +5700
  • Charlotte Hornets vs Golden State Warriors +6250
  • Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs +6650
  • Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder +6950
  • Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors +7700
  • Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors +8600
  • Boston Celtics vs San Antonio Spurs +10700
  • Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers +12400
  • Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs +12600
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets +13300
  • Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs +13800
  • Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs +17000

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As the NBA season reaches the All-Star break, there's no shortage of storylines with the playoffs on the horizon. Bettors looking for some serious value can look no further than NBA Finals matchup odds.

Online book 5Dimes is offering the futures prop, with a rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers the favorite at +135. It's quite clear the book is expecting the Cavs to be back in the big dance, as the wine and gold are in the top three likeliest odds against the San Antonio Spurs (+361) and Oklahoma City Thunder (+1110).

The Toronto Raptors have solidified their place as the second best team in the Eastern Conference, and oddsmakers are starting to notice.

The Raps are +1770 to meet the Warriors and +3575 to collide with the Spurs for the right to be crowned NBA champions. Considering how up and down the Cavs' season has been, there could be serious money to be made in backing the Dinos if LeBron James and company slip up in the playoffs.

2016 NBA Finals Matchup Odds

Odds as of February 8 at 5Dimes

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors +135
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs +361
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder +1110
  • Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors +1770
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors +2245
  • Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs +3575
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors +4000
  • Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs +4500
  • Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors +5000
  • Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors +6150
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs +8000
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors +8300
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets +8400
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies +9200
  • Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder +9600
  • Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs +9900
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder +12100
  • Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs +12200
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks +12400
  • Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs +16400

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Predicting what’s going to happen in the NBA is not easy. While many sports fans believe parity in the NBA is lacking compared to other leagues, there’s no debating its perennial unpredictability -- take last season for example. LeBron James returns home to Cleveland and brings a star-studded cast with him. On paper, the Cavs looked like the clear frontrunners to claim the title. But a litany of injuries in the playoffs mixed with the emergence of a budding dynasty in the Golden State Warriors (ever heard of those guys?) prevented Bron Bron from finally bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Northeast Ohio.

As the calendar hits December, the Cavs and Dubs once again reign supreme atop of their respective conferences. The 2015-16 campaign has not played out how many expected at the quarter mark, however, and the logjam of playoff positioning in the East and West isn’t looking like it’s going to clear up anytime soon.

Uncertainty aside, if you’re confident you know who’s going to meet in the NBA Finals in June, online sportsbook 5Dimes has a full list of potential championship matchups to wager on. Cleveland and Golden State are unsurprisingly favored to collide for the second time in as many years, but it gets interesting after that. Here’s a look at the shop’s top 20 likeliest Finals pairings.

2016 NBA Finals Matchup Odds

Odds as of December 10 at 5Dimes

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors +153
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs +341
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder +1440
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. L.A. Clippers +1735
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors +2070
  • Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors +3200
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors +3200
  • Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs +3700
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets +3900
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors +4250
  • Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors +4675
  • Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs +5700
  • Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs +5700
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies +6200
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs +7500
  • Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs +8200
  • Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors +12000
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz +12600
  • Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors +13200
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder +13200

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