Write the Golden State Warriors off at your peril. Steve Kerr’s side showed resilience and courage in Monday night’s 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors and punters will fancy the defending champions to level things up in Game 6.
The Warriors, priced at 4/7 with William Hill to win at Oracle Arena, are well fancied to take the series to a decider despite Kevin Durant’s injury in Game 5. Golden State supporters will be full of confidence after Monday’s dramatic success north of the border.
Meanwhile, Toronto must now regroup after falling agonisingly short of a first NBA title. The Raptors are still in pole position to win the crown this campaign, with Betfred going 1/4 for Nick Nurse’s men to finish the job – either on Thursday night or in Game 7.
Based on Monday’s contest, Game 6 has all the makings of a thrilling affair. Golden State have home advantage but the injury to Durant could swing the series back in favour of the Raptors. Watch this space, a postseason classic looks likely at Oracle Arena.
Warriors Smelling Blood After Game 5 Road Triumph
Winning on the road at any stage of the season is important but securing an away victory in the NBA Finals is on another level. Golden State’s latest success gives the Warriors a decent chance of claiming a fourth title in the space of five years.
Steph Curry topped the 30-point mark again on Monday night and he is still right in the mix to challenge for the NBA Finals MVP award. As of June 11th, Curry is 23/10 with 888sport for the individual accolade. However, retaining the NBA crown is more important…
Punters can back the Warriors at 8/13 to emerge victorious in Game 6. Taking the series to a seventh and final game will satisfy neutrals – everyone wants to see an NBA decider. With the Oracle Arena crowd behind them, Golden State can get the job done on Thursday night.
So Close Yet So Far For Raptors In Game 5
Canadian basketball fans were left heartbroken after Monday night’s loss. To come within one point of victory is devastating and Toronto could rue that result at the end of the NBA Finals series. Fingers crossed the Raptors can get back to winning ways in Game 6…
However, it would be foolish for Toronto to ponder on that result for too long. The Raptors have enough quality to bounce back and win at Oracle Arena – they’ve already shown that this postseason. 27/20 with Betway is a very reasonable price for a Toronto win.
Sport games are never won on paper but Toronto appear to have a good chance of victory here. Their road record in the playoffs has been excellent and Kawhi Leonard’s form could be the difference between success and failure. Back against Toronto at your peril.
With Kevin Durant ruled out for the rest of the series, Toronto are primed to secure victory once and for all. The Raptors will do everything in their power to avoid a nervy Game 7 and winning at Oracle Arena looks likely. The 27/20 available with Betway is a good price taking everything into account – Toronto have already won there during the playoffs.
Victory for the Raptors will cement Leonard’s status as the 2019 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. The former San Antonio Spurs star has been simply sublime in recent weeks and he could be set for another 30-point night. If Leonard plays well, Toronto win – it is as simple as that.
TIP: Toronto Raptors to win (27/20 with Betway)
CORRECT SCORE: Golden State Warriors 102-108 Toronto Raptors