Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:58 AM
Trends to Watch - Game 1
NBA Finals Betting Trends - Game 1
-- The home team has gone 19-3 straight up in Game 1 of the last 22 NBA Finals.
-- Twelve of the last 15 victories have come by double digits.
-- The ‘under’ has gone 10-4-1 in the last 15 openers and is 14-7-1 in the previous 22.
-- In the last 22 years, we've only seen both teams score triple digits three times in Game 1 and all of those games went to overtime.
-- Toronto has gone 1-2 both straight up and against the spread in Game 1 of this year's playoffs, with two of the games played at Scotiabank Arena.
-- The Raptors are 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread at home in this year's playoffs.
-- Golden State is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in series openers, all decisions coming at home. In the first road game of a series in this year's playoffs, it has gone 2-1 both SU and ATS.
-- Overall, the Warriors have gone 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS on the road in this year's postseason.
Listed below are the past 22 openers in the NBA Finals, with total results.
|Game 1 of the NBA Finals (1997-2018)|