The Favorites Podcast: NBA Finals Betting Preview

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The Favorites podcast with Chad Millman and Simon Hunter — brought to you by bet365 — was joined by Action Network's NBA analyst Matt Moore, aka Hardwood Paroxysm, to discuss the NBA Finals.

Prior to the NBA Finals discussion, Millman asked Hunter about his thoughts on Hunter's Philadelphia 76ers hiring Nick Nurse to be the new head coach.

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NBA Finals Preview

What makes Erik Spoelstra such a good coach?

Everybody has been talking about Spoelstra and the incredible job he has done to get the Heat to the NBA Finals. But what makes him so good? Moore does a deep dive into the coaching exposition he put on during the Eastern Conference Finals.

Thoughts from Bet365 [8:00]

Should the Nuggets be such heavy favorites? 

Millman said he was surprised to see the Nuggets open as a -360 favorite in the series. Moore explained why he wasn't surprised to see the Nuggets as such massive favorites and how there were two main factors in making the Nuggets heavy favorites.

Picks from bet365[20:00]

How much of a coaching advantage will the Heat have?

The Heat had an obvious coaching edge in the series against the Celtics, but will Michael Malone be able to close the gap against Erik Spoelstra? Moore explains how Spoelstra hasn't gone up against a coach like Malone.

Thoughts from bet365 [23:35]

Can Caleb Martin stay hot?

Martin more than doubled his season scoring average in the series vs. the Celtics. Moore talks about why Martin is an X-factor and Hunter talks about why Martin could be a guy to target with player props.

Martin and other player prop picks from bet365 [29:25]

Other NBA Finals Bets?

The gentlemen discuss the bets they have already placed for the series.

Bets from bet365 [34:40]

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