NBA Finals Betting Odds Tracker: Game 5 Closes as a Pick’em
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Kevin Durant (35)
- Kevin Durant will return from injury and play in tonight's Game 5 (9 p.m. ET, ABC) of the NBA Finals.
- Find out how Durant's return is moving the spread and over/under for Warriors-Raptors Game 5.
Monday Betting Odds Updates
12 p.m. ET: The day started at Warriors +2, which is where it settled after the Monday Durant practice news (detailed below) came out.
1:54 p.m. ET: It was announced that Durant is expected to play tonight. The spread moved to Warriors +1.5 at most books.
2:50 p.m. ET: It was confirmed that Durant will indeed play in Game 5.
3:26 p.m. ET: From our Sharp Report: A signal was triggered on the Warriors — the only one to come since Durant’s status was clear. Sportsbooks are now listing the line on both sides of the fence, with some favoring the Raptors by a point, and some, like the Westgate Superbook, have shifted to Golden State -1.
4:40 p.m. ET: The consensus line has now moved to a pick’em. The Warriors are now getting a majority of the bets (53%).
5:30 p.m. ET: The over/under has continued to move up and now sits at 215.5. A whopping 77% of the bets are on the over.
5:53 p.m. ET: The Warriors are now favorites at -1. They’re getting 54% of the spread bets currently.
6:50 p.m. ET: The over/under has now moved up to 216. The over is getting 76% of the bets and 71% of the money.
8:43 p.m. ET: The Warriors are now up to -1.5 behind 57% of bets. The total is now up to 216.5 across the board as well.
8:49 p.m. ET: The total is now up to 217 right before game time.
9:00 p.m. ET: Late Raps money has moved this back to a pick’em. The total still sits at 217.
9:10 p.m. ET: The game closes at a pick’em with the total at 217.5.
Sunday Betting Market Analysis: Durant Upgraded to Questionable
Kevin Durant’s injury saga continues. After being ruled out with plenty of notice for the last couple NBA Finals matchups, the Golden State Warriors officially upgraded Durant to questionable for tonight’s Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday afternoon.
KD practiced on Sunday, and according to the latest reports, Durant is expected to play in Game 5.
After opening as 3-point underdogs for Game 5, the Warriors dropped to +1.5 across the market after Durant was upgraded to questionable.
Now that KD’s status is known, the line remains at a market consensus of Raptors -1.5, though the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has hit -1 at the time of writing. In addition, the over/under now sits at 214.5.
In general, bettors are split on the spread as 53% of tickets are on the Raptors, but Toronto is attracting a larger chunk of the money, as 67% of all dollars wagered are also on the home favorite.
Action on the total has steadily hit the over, behind 77% of bets and 70% of money.
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