NBA Finals Game 3: Preview And Odds Review

Published June 5, 2019 by Sol FH

NBA Finals Game 3: Preview And Odds Review

The NBA Finals are all tied up at 1-1 as the series heads over to Oakland with Game 3 action tonight at 2:00 GMT.

The defending champion Golden State Warriors will host the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 action tonight at Oracle Arena. Having the home-court advantage is one of the only things going for the Warriors tonight, as the injuries have begun to pile up, but, having Steph Curry on-the-court is enough to win games, and the Raptors know that. Game 1 of the NBA Finals was a big win for the Raptors, playing in their first ever NBA Finals. Game 2 was a very close one, but after an 18-0 run by the Warriors, they were able to even out the series. 

Injury Report

The Warriors have been doing quite well without Kevin Durant who isn't supposed to return for Game 3, but, they will now need to play without Kevin Looney, out for the remainder of the season with a right first costal cartilage non-displaced fracture. But, the worst news is that Curry may have to face the Raptors without his Splash Brother, Klay Thompson. Thompson has a left hamstring strain, and his status for Game 3 is in question. That would give Toronto a significant advantage even with the series being in California. The Raptors are winning more quarters than the Warriors and are playing better, minus the 18-0 as mentioned. 

The Warriors do have their all-star DeMarcus Cousins back, who was good for 11-points, 10-rebounds, and 6-assists in Game 2. Not the big numbers that we are used to seeing from him, but his presence is made known when he gets the ball. 

Best Shooters of All Time

The Splash Bros. are the best shooting duo ever to have played in the NBA. Curry is the best shooter who has ever lived. Klay Thompson is either number 3 or 4, depending on where you place his Coach Steve Kerr on that list. And having Kerr on the sidelines is what keeps the shooters shooting. The question of whether or not Curry (2,483 3-pointers made) will catch Ray Allen (2,973 3-pointers made) in the top spot by the end of his career is still open. 

Game 3 Odds Review

The Warriors are big favorites tonight but don't bet it all on the home team just yet. The Raptors are healthy, hungry, and looking for an away-win tonight. Bet365 Sports has the Warriors at 1.50, which is almost disrespectful to Toronto. The Raptors are at 2.70. Punters will find an additional 83 betting markets before the game, and, throughout all four quarters of action, bet365 Sports has Live In-Play markets that are an interactive way to bet on the action. 

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