The 2022 NBA Finals tip off Thursday night in San Francisco.
It’ll be the Boston Celtics battling the Golden State Warriors. Game 1 starts at 7 p.m. (MT) on ABC.
It’s their second Finals clash with the first coming back in 1964 (a 4-1 Celtics series win).
But it’s certainly nothing new for these two storied franchises. After all, they’ve combined for 34 Finals appearances and 23 championships.
That’s exactly 34 more appearances and 23 more titles than the Denver Nuggets have accumulated since joining the NBA in 1976.
Regardless, Colorado NBA betting is going strong.
In each month so far this year, pro basketball wagering has topped the list in the Centennial State. It’s garnered at least $146 million in bets in each month through April.
And with May having featured a full slate of Western and Eastern Conference postseason action, bank on the NBA ruling that month’s sports betting roost as well.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors are the favorites to capture their fourth title in the last eight years. They’re currently priced as series favorites at DraftKings Colorado Sportsbook.
Still, don’t count out Jayson Tatum and the Celtics by any means.
Boston is a remarkable 17-4 (.810) all-time in NBA Finals series. And the Celtics have won seven of the 10 head-to-head meetings with the Warriors since 2017.
Not a bad resume for a series underdog, according to BetRivers Colorado Sportsbook.
Colorado online sportsbooks have a variety of NBA Finals promotional offers available. Here’s a look at the promos found at two of PlayColorado’s top-three-rated sportsbooks:
Turn $5 into $150 at DraftKings
If you haven’t opened a DraftKings sportsbook account, now’s the perfect time.
New DK customers can click below, open an account and deposit at least $5.
Then they can place a $5 wager on the NBA from now through June 19. Note that the customer’s first $5-plus NBA wager will count as the qualifying wager.
Upon placing that bet, the customer automatically will receive $150 in free bets. And that’s in addition to any cash winnings from their original wager.
The $150 in free bets will be paid out as six $25 wagers.
Those free bets are paid for seven days. Failure to use the bets will void the awards.
DraftKings also states that the free bet amounts will not be included in any returns or winnings. Nor are they redeemable for cash, transferrable or refundable.
BetMGM offering 20-1 odds on a made 3-pointer
BetMGM Colorado Sportsbook also has rolled out an attractive NBA Finals promo offer.
It’s for new customers ages 21 and older as well.
The procedure is simple.
Open a BetMGM account and deposit at least $10.
Place a $10 NBA Finals game wager and win $200 in free bets if either team connects on a 3-pointer in that game.
Yes, that’s a 20-1 return. And that’s regardless if that initial $10 wager winds up winning.
If it is a winner, though, that’s extra cash paid out on top of the $200.
The free bet payout will be broken down into four $50 bets.
BetMGM rules stipulate that new customers claiming this 3-pointer promo will not be eligible to receive the $1,000 risk-free bet offer.
As always, double check the on-site promo terms and conditions for more information.