Warriors Remain Favorites Despite Shifting Betting Lines

With a stunning series underway between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, bettors will notice that the NBA odds have shifted. After splitting a pair of games in the Bay Area, LeBron James and company look more dangerous than fans and critics originally thought. According to the oddsmakers at Bovada, the Cavs are +175 underdogs for the series, but it’s getting harder to pretend that James isn’t capable of being the one-man wrecking ball that Cleveland needs. Even without complementary stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, James and his team have pushed the Dubs to their limits. Don’t expect another poor shooting night out of Stephen Curry as the series picks up in the Eastern Standard time zone, but don’t underestimate point guard Matthew Dellavedova’s presence as a defensive pest either. The Splash Brothers should get their splashes in; the Warriors are still -210 to win the NBA championship after all. With this year’s 2-2-1-1-1 format, the Cavaliers don’t even have the bonus benefit that away teams previously had under the 2-3-2 format. Game 4 is scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.