Warriors the Clear Favorite on NBA Championship Odds
The Golden State Warriors have always been the favorite to win the NBA championship this year, so when they try for the record 73rd regular period win on nothing has really changed wednesday. If anything, the Warriors (-140) have grown to be an even larger favorite during the sportsbooks.
Lots of people might second-guess laying number like -140 – especially for the group that’s in the Western Conference and certainly will have to go through two other groups that have won at the very least 50 games – but this Warriors group was on another level. The piece that is latest of evidence found its way to Sunday’s victory when they went into San Antonio – the second-best group in the NBA – and handed them their first home loss of the season.
Even though the Spurs (+300) are 2nd in line according to the chances, people feel that a loss like that is very damning. Just How will they be planning to beat Golden State without house court advantage? The Spurs destroyed the season series 3-1.
Whether or not it’s not the Spurs who’ll slow them straight down into the Western Conference playoffs, it will probably need to be either the Oklahoma City Thunder (+1200) or Los Angeles Clippers (+2800). Both are talented enough to complete it, but neither option is that encouraging. The Thunder may have the most useful one-two punch into the NBA with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but being a collective unit the team is 16th in points per game allowed (103.3) and it is 27th in turnovers per game (15.5). Continue reading