Golden State Warriors Are Favorites to Win NBA Title

Golden State Warriors players laugh on the bench in the second half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, May 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Warriors won 108-95 to win the series 4-2. From left are Justin Holiday, Brandon Rush, Draymond Green, and Stephen Curry. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Golden State Warriors players laugh on the bench in the second half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, May 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Warriors won 108-95 to win the series 4-2. From left are Justin Holiday, Brandon Rush, Draymond Green, and Stephen Curry. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title.

Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and the Houston Rockets at 12-1.

Golden State is a giant minus-1,100 favorite to eliminate the Rockets in the Western Conference finals, which tip off Tuesday (9 p.m., ESPN) at Oracle Arena. The underdog Rockets are plus-700 to pull off the upset.

The Warriors are 10-point favorites in Game 1. They defeated Houston in all four meetings this season by an average of 12.75 points, but the Rockets have proven to be a dangerous out.

Trailing the Clippers 3-1 in a best-of-seven series, Houston was 60-1 to win the NBA title at the SuperBook. The book took one bet on the Rockets at that price — one $1,000 bet.

In Game 7 on Sunday, the Rockets were 2.5-point home underdogs to the Clippers. An hour before the game, the SuperBook reported that 82 percent of the money wagered on Game 7 was on Los Angeles. Houston won 113-100.

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SOURCE: ESPN

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