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NBA Finals Game 5 Start Time, Betting Odds

The Golden State Warriors could shut out the lights tonight in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep going. The game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ABC. The NBA Finals Odds for the game have the Warriors listed as huge favorites to get the job done.

NBA Finals Odds
Golden State -8.5
Total: 231 points

That's a huge total, but only Cleveland in Game 1 scored fewer than 100 points (91) in any game this Finals. Last game out, the Cavaliers poured in a Finals-high 137 points to pick up the win. And even though they looked amazing with the basketball, the defense was once again lackluster as the Warriors scored 116 points.

LeBron James and the Cavs are fighting for their basketball lives in this game tonight. It's going to be difficult with zero room for error coming into this one. It may look like the Cavs just delayed the inevitable by winning Game 4, but if they can find a way to win tonight, the series certainly takes a big turn.

Certainly last year the Warriors didn't have a healthy Steph Curry nor Kevin Durant. This year feels different but it's tough to see Cleveland playing as well as they did in Game 4.

The Warriors won the opening two games at home by 41 combined points, cruising in both contests. They could continue to shoot from downtown and crush the Cavs. But with the best player in the world still playing for Cleveland, James will keep his team close.

Free Pick: Cavs

 Free Picks: CFB Future Odds - Washington Huskies (Betting NCAA Football)

A great track record of a coach has pro bettors looking for a specific wager. Scheduling is huge and being favored in 90% of the games is key for this team. handicapped by Pro Bettor Brad Powers - with Steve Fezzik from the Pregame.com Studios in Las Vegas. Get his NCAA Football Free Pick: Washington Huskies (Future Odds)