NERD: NBA Championship Odds

Our friends at numberFire know a thing or two about statistics. And while we here at SLAM tend to rely more on the eye test when it comes to our NBA opinions, we appreciate that advanced stats are an important thing to keep an eye on.

Earlier this year, we gave you a taste of numberFire’s Team Power Rankings and numberFire’s Player Power Rankings. Now, they’re sharing their predictions for who will win this year’s chip.

Extra Points

● After two dominant wins in Oklahoma City, the Thunder now hold a 3-1 series lead over Golden State and have the best odds to win the title according to numberFire, at 41.9%.

● The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to cruise at home after a dominant Game 5 and have increased their odds to 34.7% with only one win separating them from a trip to the Finals.

● The Golden State Warriors have seen their odds fall to 14.4% after two tough losses in Oklahoma City. The defending champs find themselves in a must-win situation at home in Game 5.

● The Toronto Raptors (9%) will look to continue their success at home in Game 6 on Friday to force a Game 7 back in Cleveland.

Note: Championship Odds updated daily, may cause discrepancies with article information.