May 29, 2018
Trends to Watch - Game 1
NBA Finals Betting Trends - Game 1
-- The home team has gone 18-3 straight up in Game 1 of the last 20 NBA Finals.
-- Eleven of the last 14 victories have come by double digits.
-- The ‘under’ has gone 10-3-1 in the last 14 openers and is 14-6-1 in the previous 20.
-- In the last 21 years, we've only seen both teams score triple digits twice in Game 1 and both of those games went to overtime.
-- Golden State has gone 3-0 both straight up and against the spread in this year's playoffs, winning by an average of 18.7 points per game.
-- The Warriors are 8-1 SU and 5-4 ATS at home in the playoffs.
-- Cleveland is 1-2 both SU and ATS in Game 1’s this postseason and this will be their second opener of the series on the road.
-- Overall, Cleveland has gone 4-5 both SU and ATS on the road in this year's playoffs.
Listed below are the past 21 openers in the NBA Finals, with total results.
|Game 1 of the NBA Finals (1997-2017)|