NBA betting: Warriors are Finals favorites again after Game 4 win over Grizzlies

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The Warriors have a 3-1 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies and are the NBA Finals favorites again.

Golden State came back in the fourth quarter against the Grizzlies in an ugly 101-98 win on Monday night to get a win away from the conference finals. With Phoenix now tied 2-2 with the Mavericks ahead of a pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday night, Golden State is +220 to win the NBA title at BetMGM.

The Suns were the favorites for the title entering the weekend. But Phoenix’s 2-0 lead in the series disappeared over the course of two games in Dallas and the top team in the regular season is now at +275 to win the title.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on May 9. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on May 9. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Phoenix is a 5.5-point favorite at home over the Mavericks ahead of Tuesday’s Game 5. The Warriors are significant favorites to beat the Grizzlies with Ja Morant likely out for Game 5 with a right knee injury after he missed Game 4. The NBA didn’t discipline the Warriors’ Jordan Poole for grabbing Morant’s knee during Game 3 in an apparent attempt to go for a steal. The Grizzlies believe that Poole’s grab of the knee triggered Morant’s knee injury.

The Celtics are also 5.5-point favorites in Game 5 at home against the Bucks. Boston’s Game 4 win on Monday night thanks to a red-hot Al Horford evened the series at 2-2. That win pushed the Celtics back into favorite status in the East at +450 to win it all ahead of the Heat and the Bucks.

Miami is at +650 to win the Finals while Milwaukee is at +700. The Heat are 3.5-point favorites against the Sixers in Game 5 as that series is also tied at 2-2. If you’re confident in the Finals chances of any team in a series tied 2-2 right now you should jump on their odds. A win in Game 5 by your preferred team will shorten their odds. The only team that doesn’t have much value at the moment is the Warriors given Morant’s absence and their 3-1 lead.

Here are the updated Finals odds ahead of Tuesday night.

NBA Finals odds

  • Golden State Warriors (+220)

  • Phoenix Suns (+275)

  • Boston Celtics (+450)

  • Miami Heat (+650)

  • Milwaukee Bucks (+700)

  • Philadelphia 76ers (+1400)

  • Dallas Mavericks (+2200)

  • Memphis Grizzlies (+5000)

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