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Iguodala Pays as Finals MVP Underdog

The Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala was as far back as 125/1 on the odds to win the NBA Finals MVP award this spring, but he upset the favored Stephen Curry and LeBron James to snag the accolade and provide a healthy payout for some of his supporters.

Back on June 3 Curry was the 5/8 favorite on the odds to win the NBA Finals MVP, with James at 17/10, and Iguodala at 125/1. The Warriors then went on to win the NBA Finals in six games, with Iguodala beating James in the voting for the MVP award.

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Warriors are Road Favorites for Game 6

The Golden State Warriors can win the NBA championship with a victory on Tuesday night, and they'll be listed as road favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the sportsbooks for Game 6 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals betting matchup.

Golden State grabbed a 3-2 series lead on Sunday night with a 104-91 home win over Cleveland in which they managed to cover the 9.5-point spread at the sportsbooks. The Warriors were also SU and ATS winners in Game 4 by a 103-82 score.

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Warriors are Game 5 Favorites vs Cavs

The Golden State Warriors will be the betting favorites for the fifth straight time in this year's NBA Finals on Sunday night as they play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena with the series all square at two victories apiece.

Golden State crushed Cleveland 103-82 as a 4-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines to tie up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-3 so far in the NBA Finals.

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703177
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NBA Betting News: Referee Assignments

Long before the Tim Donaghy scandal, handicapping games based on referees and umpires was commonplace. Handicappers continue to find trends and tendencies based on who is officiating, especially in the NBA where a ref who loves to call lots of fouls can impact the final score. Ditto one who likes to keep his whistle in his pocket.

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Cavs on 2-0 SU & ATS Run vs Warriors

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won and covered the posted spread in each of the last two games of the NBA Finals as they hit the hardwood at home once again on Thursday night in Game 4 of the championship series.

The Cavaliers took a 2-1 series lead on Tuesday night with a 96-91 home victory as a 2-point underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Cleveland also won as an underdog back in Game 2, taking a 95-93 road victory at Golden State.

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Cavs vs Warriors: Game 3 Finals Odds

After winning as an underdog on the road in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to tie up the best-of-seven set the Cleveland Cavaliers will return home for Tuesday night to play host to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the playoff series.

The Cavaliers topped the Warriors 95-93 in overtime in Game 2 on Sunday night as a 7.5-point road underdog in an UNDER result for totals bettors. Golden State beat Cleveland 108-100 as a 6-point home favorite in Game 1 of the series.

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Warriors Favored Over Cavs for Game 2

The Golden State Warriors managed to both win and cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals as they prepare to play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers once again on Sunday night in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series.

The Warriors topped the Cavaliers 108-100 as a 6-point home favorite in overtime in Game 1 of the series on Thursday night, improving them to just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 home games. Game 1 of the series turned out as an OVER result.

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NBA Finals Historical Series Odds List

The Western Conference champion has opened as the favorite in 10 of the last 12 NBA Finals, including 2015 with the Golden State Warriors -190 against the Eastern Conference's Cleveland Cavaliers (+170).

However, that favorite status has led to winning the NBA championship just five times over the past dozen years, the last coming in 2014 when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in five games.

In fact, the Spurs won the NBA Finals three times as favorites during that stretch with the Los Angeles Lakers also winning back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 as chalk.

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Warriors are Game 1 Favorites vs Cavs

The Golden State Warriors have been set as the home favorites for Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with those teams set to hit the hardwood together on Thursday night.

Golden State and Cleveland split their two meetings during the regular season, with the Warriors winning 112-94 as a 13.5-point home favorite and the Cavaliers winning 110-99 as a 3-point home favorite in a pair of UNDERs on the totals.

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Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Prediction and Odds

Cleveland travels to Atlanta on Monday, hoping to boost its 65-31 mark with a victory over the Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks bring a 68-30 record (55-42-1 ATS) to the battle against the 65-31 Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 48-48 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Atlanta Hawks go 49-49 so far and the Cleveland Cavaliers go 39-56-1.

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