Betting odds revealed for Golden State Warriors-Toronto Raptors NBA Finals
Help us, Obi-Wan Kawhi. You're our only hope.
Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are all that stand between the Golden State Warriors and their fourth NBA title in five years.
The NBA Finals tip off on Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time in Toronto. The Warriors, who made quick work of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Final, will have had a total of 10 days off. They will also be without superstar forward Kevin Durant, who is rehabbing a calf injury – though he will be in Toronto for the game.
Las Vegas doesn't seem too concerned with rust or a lack of Durant, though. Golden State is still heavily favored by various sportsbooks to win the championship.
FiveThirtyEight's projections, however, give the Raptors a slight edge heading into Game 1.
Can Toronto come out on top and wake basketball fans from our long nightmare? Take a look at the betting odds and projections for the 2019 NBA Finals below.