The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win the NBA championship this season at Las Vegas sportsbooks, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have good odds as well.
With two months left in the regular season, gamblers are putting more money on the Warriors to win the title than any other team. The Warriors are listed at plus-240 (or 12-5 favorites) at William Hill’s sportsbook in Nevada, while the Cavs are 3-1 faves, followed by the San Antonio Spurs (13-2) and the Atlanta Hawks (7-1).
In June, when Vegas started putting up odds for the 2015 title, the Cavs were listed as high as 60-1.
Currently, the majority of books have Golden State as the favorite, including the MGM, CG Technology and William Hill. The Warriors opened at 15-1 at William Hill. 14-percent of money wagered on William Hill’s NBA futures pool is on Golden State, according to numbers provided by the book. The defending champion Spurs have attracted 12-percent of the action, followed by the Cavs at 11-percent.