The 2018 NBA Finals, taking place between May 31st and 17th June, once again involves Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers – the American basketball clubs are meeting for the fourth season in succession. The fixture is in a best-of-seven format with neutrals hoping for a closer contest this time around – in 2017 Golden State won 4-1.
Interestingly, neither side topped their respective Conference in 2018 during the regular season but their nous shone through in the knockout play-off stage. Cleveland were the fourth seeds in the East, which means that their opponents – who finished second in the West – will have home advantage.
Tipbet.com’s odds are up for the first meeting and it is the Golden State Warriors that are standout favourites to take first blood. Cleveland Cavaliers have lost three of their past four meetings, most recently back in January.
The Warriors are 1.09 to outright claim the first match, with Cleveland at 6.75, and as part of the extensive NBA odds offering, Tipbet customers can predict the complete series score in season bets. A replication of last year’s 4-1 is considered the most likely at 2.30, with the Cavaliers’ best hope seemingly a 4-2 victory (22.0).