Golden State Warriors Listed at 1.37 To Win NBA Title

Published on May 26th, 2017 3:06 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

It's a testament to the strength of the Golden State Warriors that they are heavily favoured to win the NBA Finals, even though they are going against a healthy club led by LeBron James.

Despite the fact that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending champions, and despite the fact that the Cavaliers are 11-1 in the postseason this year, the Golden State Warriors are substantial 1.37 favourites to win.

The main reason? Kevin Durant, who surprised everyone in the offseason by joining the Golden State Warriors via free agency. If the Warriors and Cavaliers were essentially even on paper over the last couple of years, the addition of Durant should give the Warriors the clear talent advantage.

Can you bet against LeBron James in the playoffs? Remember - James almost singlehandedly beat the Warriors two seasons ago, and he led his Cavs to the promised land last year. In addition, with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs certainly have the capability to beat the Warriors.

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Here are the current betting odds for the Cavs/Warriors series:

Cleveland Cavaliers, 3.20
Golden State Warriors, 1.37

According to these odds, the Warriors have a 73% chance of winning the series, while the Cavaliers have a 31.25% chance of winning.

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Most people believe that the Warriors have a legitimate chance of running the table and going 16-0 in the playoffs this year.

To those people - never underestimate LeBron James in the postseason, especially when he is the underdog. In addition, Love and Irving have been playing very well as of late, which should help to boost the Cavaliers' chances.

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This is the modern day Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics rivalry, as the Cavaliers and Warriors are head and shoulders above the rest of the league.

Who will win the trilogy showdown? Will it be Steph Curry and the Warriors, or LeBron James and the Cavaliers?

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