How Kevin Durant Injury News Is Affecting Raptors vs. Warriors Game 3 Betting Odds

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant

  • Kevin Durant has been officially ruled out for Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (9 p.m. ET, ABC).
  • Here's how sportsbooks across the market are moving lines for Game 3 in reaction to the news.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, news broke that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant would miss Game 3 of the NBA Finals due to his lingering calf injury.

In a game that has already seen plenty of line movement, oddsmakers once again were forced to adjust, this time to stay ahead of the Durant news.

After topping out at Warriors -6, Raptors money began to hit the market early Tuesday morning, pushing the number down to Toronto +5.5.

And with KD now out for Game 3, the line fell another half-point to +5 at most sportsbooks across the market, including the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. (Update 7:45 p.m. ET: Later Tuesday evening, it dipped even lower to a consensus number of +4.5.)

Interestingly, the over/under didn’t budge on the news, remaining at 213 at Westgate.

The biggest question surrounding Game 3 now revolves around Klay Thompson’s ability to play — and play effectively — after leaving Sunday’s Game 2 with left hamstring tightness.

At the time of writing, 60% of tickets and 62% of money wagered on the spread have come down on the Raptors, while bettors are still expecting this game to land over the total.

With more line movement likely, be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app for real-time Raptors-Warriors Game 3 line movement and betting percentage updates.

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