DraftKings Sportsbook Has Released Betting Splits for Game 3 of the NBA Finals

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Game 3 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland. With game time almost upon us, DraftKings Sportsbook released their betting splits for tonight’s game, with the Warriors as 4.5 point favorites:

NBA Finals Game 3 (Money Line)
% of Money
% of Bets
Warriors
54%
50%
Raptors
46%
50%

 

NBA Finals Game 3 (Spread)
% of Money
% of Bets
Warriors (-4.5)
43%
47%
Raptors (+4.5)
57%
53%

As you can see, DraftKings has moneyline bets split right down the middle with slightly more money going towards the Warriors. On the other hand, spread bets are slightly in the Raptors’ favor, as with the spread money.

It’s easy to see why betters would be leaning more towards the Raptors when it comes to the spread. Toronto has kept it pretty close throughout this series. After winning Game 1 pretty handily, Toronto was within striking distance at the end of Game 2 despite allowing that huge 18-0 Warriors run in the third quarter and being unable to connect on a ton of open looks. If a few of those shots go in, then you might be looking at a completely different ball game. It’s going to be tough for Toronto going into Oracle Arena, but there’s a good chance they could cover the spread.

On the other hand, it’s not particularly surprising that more money is being put on the Warriors. Despite Kevin Durant and backup center Kevon Looney out due to injury, Klay Thompson being hobbled, and DeMarcus Cousins still getting his feet under him, they’re still a very good team. Draymond Green is making a strong case for Finals MVP, Steph has still been performing despite an uneven Game 2, and their role guys have been stepping up bigtime. Plus, it certainly doesn’t help that they’re back in Oakland. When you take all of that into account, tonight’s game certainly looks like it could be in the Warriors’ favor.

With a 2-1 series advantage on the line in what’s proven to be an exciting NBA Finals thus far, tonight’s game should be very intriguing.

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