That Boston Celtics shocked them Warriors of the Golden State in game 1 of NBA Finals on Thursday, win 120-108. The Celtics put on a clinic in the fourth quarter, beating the Warriors 40-16 in the final 12 minutes after being 15 points behind late in the third quarter.
On the gambling front, Boston went into the finals as underdogs, +130 on FOX Bet (Bet $10 to win $23). Boston is the first team to win a Finals game by double digits after falling double digits in the fourth quarter.
So, after last night’s historic comeback, the odds for the series have changed dramatically. The Celtics are now favored to win the title with their odds currently at -182 at FOX Bet.
Before the season started, FOX had Bet Boston at 40-1 to win it all. If the Celtics lifted the Larry O’Brien trophy, they would be by far the biggest underdogs to win the championship since 1984 (as far as odds are available).
Here’s a fun fact: The winner of Game 1 won the championship 71% of the time.
But not everyone is ready to bury the warriors just yet. FOX sports betting expert Sam Panayotovich sees potential value in the Warriors after losing Game 1.
“Golden State can still win this streak, and if you believe in that, now would be the right time to buy stock for plus money,” said Sammy P. “The Warriors are 9-1 at home in the postseason, and this doesn’t happen by accident.
“If you take the dubs +150 and they win Game 2, the series price is about a pick ’em going back to Boston.”
If you’re ready to get in on the NBA Finals action, head over to FOX Bet to place your bets now!
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