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Even though the NBA Finals are intended to be a contest between the league's two best teams, this series certainly doesn't come with the guarantee of seeing two equally talented opponents.
The Golden State Warriors are making their fifth straight appearance in the NBA Finals. However, they're opening as 1-point road underdogs against the Toronto Raptors in Thursday night's Game 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Despite the odds in Game 1, the Warriors odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals are getting better by the day. Golden State was eyeing -300 odds to win the series on Sunday, but they've moved to -330 favorites as of Monday afternoon.
The odds are certainly against Kawhi Leonard and his Raptors heading into the Finals, but Toronto has overcome adversity before. The Raptors were in a 2-0 series hole to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Toronto managed to claw its way to four straight wins and a berth in the NBA Finals.
After falling behind 2-0 the Raptors were facing +600 odds to advance past the Bucks, and look how that one turned out.
If Toronto can overcome that kind of obstacle, who knows what Drake's beloved squad can do against the Warriors in a seven-game series.
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