The 2022 NBA Finals presents a dream matchup for the NBA as two of the most popular franchises in the sport are battling it out. Two games have been played, and the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics are now knotted up at one win apiece.
Boston has been able to take the home-court advantage away from Golden State, but the Warriors can get it back with a win on the road. Both games of the NBA Finals have been tight through the first half, but each game has ended in a blowout fashion.
The Celtics took control of the series opener, rolling to a 120-108 win. Golden State came back in a big way in Game 2, coming away with a 107-88 victory.
The NBA Finals are always a popular betting option, and that’s no different this season. The finals series betting odds have shifted a few times since the games began, and that will continue to occur throughout the series.
Shaping Up to Be a Battle
The Golden State Warriors were pretty big betting favorites to win the NBA Finals before the series started, but that is no longer the case. Boston was actually favored to win the NBA Finals after stealing Game 1, but things have shifted back in the other direction.
The current betting odds have the Golden State Warriors as the favorites at -105, while the Celtics are right behind them at -115. Game 3 of this series will play a pivotal role in deciding which team wins the title, and there will be more value for one team after that game is completed.
Curry Back as MVP Favorite
Not only is betting on the NBA Finals a popular betting option, but it’s also popular to place a wager on which player will win the NBA Finals MVP Award. Surprisingly, Stephen Curry has never won this award in his career, but he is once again the betting favorite.
The current odds for this award have Curry listed at -120 to win the MVP Award, and it’s likely his to win if the Warriors win the title. Draymond Green is the next Golden State player listed, and those odds are all the way down at +8500.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the two most logical members of the Boston Celtics that can win the MVP, and they have similar odds. Tatum is currently listed at +155, and Jaylen Brown is at +650.
Series Correct Score Betting
If you are really looking for a betting challenge, then you can also look to bet on the exact series score in the NBA Finals. A couple of options have already been removed from the table, but there are still plenty of betting options to choose from.
According to the current betting odds, the most logical outcome in the NBA Finals is the Warriors winning this series in seven games (+260). The Celtics winning this series in six games is next on the list, and those odds are pretty solid at +290.