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Oddsmakers betting that Draymond Green kicks someone in NBA Finals

Referees and oddsmakers will be closely watching the play of Golden State forward Draymond Green during the NBA Finals series against Cleveland.
Referees and oddsmakers will be closely watching the play of Golden State forward Draymond Green during the NBA Finals series against Cleveland. AP

The NBA Finals are giving oddsmakers a lot of material to work with this week.

The NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland begin Thursday.

Much has been said about the opposing superstars, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Cleveland’s LeBron James.

But because of their style of play, 3-point shooting will be as big a factor as the superstar matchup.

There’s also intrigue surrounding Golden State’s Draymond Green, who kicked Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Green was fined $25,000, but was not suspended. He has three flagrant fouls in the playoffs.

Leaving no stone unturned, oddsmakers at SportsBettingDime.com are giving 12/1 odds that Green kicks a Cavaliers player in the groin during the Finals.

As for the big picture, SportsBettingDime.com has 5-to-2 odds that Golden State will repeat as champions in six games.

They also have 11/10 odds for someone to break Danny Green's record of 27 threes made in a series; an over/under of 51.5 Splash Brothers (Curry and Klay Thompson) 3-pointers; 79.5 on the over/under for Cavs treys; and an over/under of 30.5 feet on the longest shot Curry makes in the series.

The odds that Curry will play in at least one Finals game without making a three pointer are 125/1.

Numbers game

Here are some other intriguing odds by SportsBettingDime.com for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday:

Odds to win the Finals:

Warriors: 5/11

Cavaliers: 11/5

Exact number of games prop: Odds the

Cavaliers win in four games: 25/1

Cavaliers win in five games: 11/1

Cavaliers win in six games: 20/3

Cavaliers win in seven games: 6/1

Warriors win in four games: 15/1

Warriors win in five games: 5/1

Warriors win in six games: 5/2

Warriors win in seven games: 13/3

Odds to win the Finals MVP:

Stephen Curry: 2/1

LeBron James: 2/1

Klay Thompson: 5/1

Draymond Green: 9/1

Kyrie Irving: 9/1

FIELD: 10/1

Odds on who will make most 3-pointers during the Finals:

Stephen Curry: 5/4

Klay Thompson: 3/2

JR Smith: 15/2

FIELD: 15/1

Odds on which team makes more 3-point field goals in the series:

Warriors: 7/12

Cavaliers: 12/7

Odds to register a triple-double in the Finals:

LeBron James: 23/20

Draymond Green: 7/2

Steph Curry: 12/1

Field: 14/1

No one: 4/1

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