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Warriors to Win NBA Finals in 5 Games Most Popular Bet For Exact Outcome on FanDuel Sportsbook

Max Staley
Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game Two
Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors - Game Two / Ezra Shaw

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Despite being 1.5-point underdogs in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are listed at -290 to take home their fourth NBA Championship in the last five seasons, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

In fact, the Warriors winning the series in five games, at +350 odds, is currently the most-bet outcome on FanDuel Sportsbook, receiving 22 percent of the exact series outcome bets.

Even though the majority of bettors are taking the Warriors in Game 1, the Toronto Raptors should not be taken lightly at home. The Raptors were 2-0 against the Warriors in the regular season, making them the only NBA team to sweep Golden State in the 2018-19 regular season.

The Warriors are listed at +240 to win the series in six games, and +550 to win the series in seven games. If you take the Warriors in a sweep, the odds are +500.

On the other hand, Toronto is +4300 to sweep, +1300 to win the series in five, +1200 to win in six games and +550 to win the title in seven.

While Golden State is getting the majority of the money, both in Game 1 and the series, the Raptors are talented enough to win at least a game or two. And just like they did in the Eastern Conference Finals, Kawhi and the Raptors could pull off the upset to ultimately take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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