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NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State now in control after taking back home court

  • NBA Finals Game 3, Wednesday, June 5, 9:10 p.m. EDT, Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
  • Toronto Raptors (+186) vs. Golden State Warriors (-225), odds provided by Fan Duel
  • Where to watch: ABC

Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors June 5 Prediction

It is amazing how six minutes of play can completely change a series, and the odds surrounding it.

Golden State came out after the half Sunday night on an 18-0 run, as a five-point lead by the Raptors evaporated into the night. By the time the damage of the run was over, the Warriors had a 72-59 advantage, and were well on the way to evening the series at one game apiece.

Toronto was slight favorites on the money line for both its home games, but that is not the case here for game three. Golden State is a -225 favorite to take a 2-1 lead in the series, and a -5.5 point line (-110) favorite on Fan Duel. The Raptors are +186 on the money line.

The two lines on the Warriors to win by 1-10 points (+175) and 11+ points (+185) are very close, with the expectation of a big win for them.

The line to win the series has also shifted well back in the Warriors favor. Golden State is -290 to lift its third straight title, with the Raptors drifting back out to +230. The three outcomes that are now most likely are Golden State in five games (4-1) at +260, Golden State in six games (4-2) at +180, and Golden State in seven games (4-3) the least likely of the three scenarios at +450.

Toronto to win in seven games is also +450.

The new series spread lines of -1.5 games is -144 for Golden State and +1.5 at +118 for Toronto.