This is a very good time to be a fan of the Golden State Warriors. Not only are they the defending NBA Champions, they are also coming off a season that saw them post the all-time best win/loss record. Their regular season mark of 73-9 is one that is most likely going to be in place for a very, very long time, but you have to wonder of some of the glitter will be taken off of that mark if they are unable to go on and repeat as champions. The road to the NBA Finals has certainly not been as smooth as they would have liked, especially since they had to dig out of a 3-1 hole versus the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Final. While that was certainly not the easiest road to take, it showed that this team has some grit to go with their flashy offensive style. That could well be something they need against a Cleveland Cavaliers team who are going to give the Warriors all they can handle. Let’s take a closer look at some of the NBA betting odds for the Warriors in the Finals.
Taking an Inside Look at the Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Odds Overview
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Odds to win the NBA Finals for the Golden State Warriors
No real surprise to see Golden State installed as the favorites for the NBA Finals at -220. They came into the current season as the favorites, and they have done nothing to deserve having that label stripped from them. The big question coming into this series is how many games it will take for the Dubs to get the job done, assuming of course that they are going to win this thing. There aren’t very many people who think this series will be over in 4 games, so no surprise to see the odds for that at +750. The general consensus among NBA fans is that we are looking at a longer series of 6 or 7 games. The Warriors to win in 6 is currently at +500, while the 7-game series win is listed at +300.
Odds for NBA Finals MVP for the Golden State Warriors
Much like the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors have three players who could realistically walk away with the MVP in the event of a championship win. You have to look at Stephen Curry (-125) as the favorite, as he is leading the way for Golden State in points per game (26.7), assists per game (6.1), and steals per game (1.8). If this series turns into a defensive battle, then Draymond Green (+850) suddenly becomes an option, as he is the Dubs leader in rebounds per game (9.8) and blocks per game (2.1) this postseason. Another option here is Klay Thompson, who isn’t sitting that far off the pace being set by Curry.
Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
The Warriors are sure to still be on a high after taking out OKC in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, and that may be enough to carry them to a Game 1 win at -245 odds. I’m not so sure it will be an easy win or a high scoring one, so I like the Cavs at +5.5, as well as the UNDER 220.5.