Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals kicks off today and the Golden State Warriors head to Toronto to take on the Raptors.
The Warriors made easy work of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Toronto Raptors cleaned up the Milwaukee Bucks in a surprising 6 Games.
Here are some NBA Finals Picks for May 30th 2019.
Game 1 – Golden State Warriors @ Toronto Raptors
Prediction – Game Total Under 214.5
Golden State Warriors (Win)
Kevin Durant has already been listed as out for this game and the Warriors have an impressive 30-1 record when Curry plays and Durant doesn’t.
They play a different style of basketball when Kevin Durant is not there, and Stephen Curry and Draymond Green take their games to another level.
The Raptors have had a decent record against the Warriors this season and did win both contests. It is difficult to know what may happen as Curry only played in one game and Kawhi Leonard just the one.
Kevin Durant was good for the Warriors in both losses averaging over 40 points per game, so they may need him in this contest.
The Warriors have a lot of guys that can defend Kawhi Leonard, and it will be interesting to see if he can have the same sort of impact as the Bucks series. Expect Green, Thompson and Iguodala to take turns defending Leonard. If Leonard does not have an impact it is hard to see Fred Van Vleet to continue knocking down shots.
Draymond Green and Steph Curry are just playing too well at the moment and it is difficult to see this trend stopping anytime soon.
Game One Playoff games tend to be low scoring as teams like to get off to a good start in the series.
Expect the Warriors to be too strong in a lower scoring contest.
Danny Green + 8.5 Points and Rebounds
Danny Green has a lot of NBA Finals experience and will no doubt have been practising his 3 point shot at training this week. He will be out there a lot for his defence and will more than likely get enough chances at the offensive end to score in double figures.
Kyle Lowry + 6.5 Assists
Kyle Lowry has averaged 12 assists against the Warriors in their two matches this season. A lot of the offence will begin with Lowry and if some of his teammates get hot he may very well cover this number quite comfortably.
These are some NBA Picks for May 30th 2019.
Game Total – 0/1
Player Props – 1/2
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