Caesars Risk-Free Bet For Monday’s NBA Finals Game 5 at VIMAXSPORT15
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This year’s NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors in now a best-of-three affair. The Warriors were able to tie this best-of-seven showdown at two games a piece on Friday night. A crucial Game 5 matchup is set for Monday night in Golden State.
Caesars Sportsbook has opened the Warriors as 3.5-point home favorites for Game 5 with the total line set at 212 points. In available states, new customers signing up for a Caesars Sportsbook account can place their first bet risk-free. Using the special VegasInsider promotional code VIMAXSPORT15, that first bet is covered up to $1,500.
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Golden State guard Steph Curry was the top story in the Warriors’ 107-97 victory against Boston on Friday night. He was basically unstoppable shooting the ball with a game-high 43 points. What made this performance even more incredible was the fact that Golden State closed as a four-point underdog on the road.
These two teams have now each split a pair of games on their respective home court. The Warriors lost the series opener 120-108 as 3.5-point favorites before taking Game 2 at home 107-88 laying four points on Caesars’ closing spread. Boston gained a 2-1 series edge by winning Game 3 at home 116-100 as a 3.5-point favorite. With Friday’s loss, the Celtics have let that advantage slip away.
The star power on each team has been the big story through the first half of this series. Curry was at his best during his team’s impressive 10-0 fourth-quarter run on Friday night that basically sealed the win.
Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown combined for 77 of the team’s 116 points scored in Game 3. Tatum has been the Celtics’ leading scorer through 22 postseason matchups with an average of 26.1 points per game. Brown is next on that list with 22.8 PPG.
Betting this series has been tricky with each team going 2-2 both straight-up and against the spread. The results on Caesars’ closing total line are even as well. Following the back-and-forth pattern, Boston should win and cover on Monday with the total going OVER the 212-point line. The early betting consensus at VegasInsider is leaning towards Golden State with a heavy edge on the OVER.
Recent betting trends point to Boston’s 13-2 record ATS in its last 15 road games. However, the Warriors are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of the last nine games between these two teams in Golden State.
Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.