The 2015 NBA Finals starts on Thursday night, with LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers taking on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. It’s an intriguing match-up, the best player, with all of his success and accolades, against the league’s best team all season, and this year’s MVP. Read on for the full NBA Finals series odds & free NBA pick on the outcome of the Warriors vs. Cavaliers series.
Game 1 NBA Finals Prediction
The series begins in Golden State on Thursday night. The Warriors are a tough out anywhere, but they’re even better at home, and you can expect the enthusiastic crowd to be worked into a frenzy. The Warriors are 5.5 point favorites in game 1. You could also take Golden State with a money line bet at -235, or Cleveland at +195. The over/under for the total points in the game is at 203.5 points.
Take the Warriors to win Game 1, but take Cleveland to beat the spread. Take the over on the points.
2015 NBA Finals Series Odds & Free NBA Pick
The Warriors are favored to win the series at -220, while the Cavaliers are the underdogs at +170. There are also exact outcome bets available. You could take the Warriors in 4 games (+750), 5 games (+350), 6 games (+350) or 7 games (+350), or the Cavaliers in 4 games (+2,500), 5 games (+1,000), 6 games (+400) or 7 games (+650).
The free pick for the 2015 NBA Finals is that the Warriors will win the series, and they’ll close it out in six games.
More 2015 NBA Final Series Predictions & Odds
One of the other popular bets for the series will be which player wins MVP. Who you like here of course depends on which team you think will win the series. If you think the Cavaliers will, LeBron James at +150 is the obvious choice. But the favorite to win MVP is Curry, at -250. On the Warriors, you could also take Draymond Green at +900, or Klay Thompson at +1,400. On the Cavs, you could also take Kyrie Irving at +1,400, or hey, maybe you want to take that flyer on JR Smith at +6,000.
Curry is the obvious choice, but he’s the obvious choice for a reason, and that’s the pick here for series MVP.
There are also prop bets available on a game by game basis. For instance, the stats of specific players, such as how many points LeBron or Steph Curry has, or shooting percentages, and the largest lead of the game.
This should be a fun series to watch, and there are plenty of extra ways to get in on the action too with all of the above odds and types of bets available.