Golden State Warriors Currently 4/11 To Win NBA Title

Published on May 25th, 2015 7:43 pm EST

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To the surprise of many, both of the NBA's Conference Finals appear as though they will end in just four games.

The Golden State Warriors are currently thrashing the Houston Rockets and can officially advance to the NBA Finals later tonight. The Warriors laid a beatdown on the Rockets in Game 3 of the series and there is no reason to believe that tonight will be any different. The Rockets are finding it impossible to contend with the likes of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and it appears as though they won't be offering the Warriors much of a fight at all.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are also up 3-0 on the Atlanta Hawks, who managed to finish the regular season with the Eastern Conference's best record. This comes despite the fact that two of the Cavaliers best players, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, are currently on the sidelines with injuries. LeBron James has taken the team on his back and is single-handedly willing the Cavaliers into the Finals.

In his first run with the Cavaliers, LeBron James led his team almost single-handedly to the Finals, where they eventually lost to the San Antonio Spurs. This year has kind of the same feel to it - LeBron will lead his team to the finals where he will run up against an extremely talented and well-balanced team. Can LeBron beat the Warriors? Will Kyrie Irving be healthy and back in the line-up by the time that the Finals begin? What kind of difference can Irving make?

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As of this moment, the Golden State Warriors are the clear favourites to win the NBA title:

Golden State Warriors, 4/11
Cleveland Cavaliers, 15/8

According to these odds, the Warriors have a 73.53% chance of beating the Cavaliers, while the Cavaliers have just a 34.72% chance of winning.

The one positive that plays in the Cavaliers' favour is the postseason experience of LeBron James. LeBron has gone to the Finals numerous times and has two titles to his credit. The Warriors, on the other hand, are extremely talented but inexperienced in post-season play. If the Cavaliers manage to steal a game on the road, this might be enough to rattle the Warriors.

One thing is for sure - Warriors/Cavaliers is the marquee match-up that the NBA was hoping for when LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers last summer. It should be a great series, provided that both teams finish up their current series.

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