Neither team with homecourt advantage in the NBA conference finals is in the favorite's position to reach the NBA Finals. At least that's the view of the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The entity has the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on a collision course to meet in the finals for the fourth straight season.
The second-seeded Warriors opened as -185 favorites to beat the top-seeded Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals, while the fourth-seeded Cavaliers were installed as hefty -275 favorites against the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
Houston won two of three regular-season meetings with Golden State and is actually a slight favorite to win Monday's Game 1. Cleveland took two of three from Boston, but Sunday's opener is rated as even per the Westgate betting line. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics in five games in last season's conference finals. Golden State is currently the betting favorite to win the NBA title.