NBA Betting: Golden State Warriors Lead the Way With 30% of Championship Bets

30 percent of the public is backing Golden State to win the NBA Finals this year.
Matt O'Leary
Wed, November 17, 3:37 PM EST

NBA Betting: Golden State Warriors Lead the Way With 30% of Championship Bets

From 2015-2019, the Golden State Warriors ran wild on the NBA. They went to five NBA Finals in a row, winning three of them, with the core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Since then, it’s been a couple of back-to-back down years for Golden State as they’ve missed the playoffs both years.

To start out this young season, it’s looked like the Warriors are turning back the clock to 2016. No, Kevin Durant isn’t on the team anymore, nobody cares about Pokemon Go, and you don’t see anyone dabbing, but the Golden State Warriors are back.

The team is out to a 12-2 start to their season, with the best record in the NBA. Steph Curry and Draymond Green are still doing their thing, but they’re off to this insane 14 game start without Klay Thompson playing a single game for them yet this year.

Jordan Poole has taken a massive step forward for the Warriors this year averaging 17.1 points per game at the shooting guard position. Poole has seen his court time increase by 10 full minutes compared to last season and it’s worked for him.

While they might not be as stacked as they once were, a starting five of Steph Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney is more than capable at this level and they’re only going to get better when they add Thompson back.

Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Bets

Since the start of this month, the Golden State Warriors are the most backed team to win the NBA Finals this year. 30 percent of the wagers are coming in on them which is by far the most with the Chicago Bulls next on the list.

You’ve also seen a pretty nice shift in odds over that time. At the beginning of the month, you could’ve gotten the Warriors at +880 to win the NBA Finals as now, you’re looking at +750 which is an implied chance of 11.76 percent.

NBA Finals Odds

Team Odds
Brooklyn Nets +275
Los Angeles Lakers +700
Golden State Warriors +750
Milwaukee Bucks +900
Utah Jazz +1300



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