The Toronto Raptors regained the edge in this year’s best-of-seven NBA Finals with Wednesday night’s 123-109 upset against Golden State as three-point road underdogs. After winning the series opener 118-109 as slight 1.5-point home favorite, the Raptors take a 2-1 series lead into Friday night’s Game 4.
The early betting line at BetAnySports has the Warriors favored by 5.5 points at home for Friday’s matchup. The total line for the slated 9 p.m. tip at Oracle Arena has been set at 216 points with ABC carrying the game nationally. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in the first three games.
With Toronto’s victory in Game 3 along with the Warriors’ current injury situation, the updated series price for this year’s NBA Finals have both the Raptors and Golden State listed at -115 odds to win. This is a major shift from the -290 odds that the Warriors would win as heavy favorites. The series price on Toronto ahead of Game 3 were set at +235.
The NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals best-of-seven clash between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins is knotted at two games apiece heading into Thursday’s Game 5 at TD Garden in Boston. Game time on NBC is set for 8 p.m. BetAnySports’ money line odds are -155 for the Bruins as home favorites with the Blues listed as +135 road underdogs. The total line for Thursday night is 5.5 and it has gone OVER in three of the first four games.
Boston won the series opener 4-2 as a -165 home favorite and the two teams alternated wins over the next three games. The Bruins have the overall edge in scoring with 15 total goals verse the Blues’ 11 goals.
MLB betting fans can look forward to a full slate of games this weekend. One of the highlighted series starting Friday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. on ESPN+ is a NL Central showdown between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Game 2 on Saturday night is one of the featured matchups on FOX at 7:15 p.m. and the series finale on Sunday night at 7 p.m. will be carried nationally on ESPN.
Horse bettors can turn their attention to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. This is the final jewel up for grabs in this year’s Triple Crown racing series for three-year old thoroughbreds. Tacitus has been opened as a slight 9/5 favorite over Preakness winner War of Will at 2/1 odds on the morning line.