Then there were four. Over the weekend, the four teams moved onto the conference finals — the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in the West, and the Cleveland Cavs and Atlanta Hawks in the East.
Of all the teams, the Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title.
According to ESPN.com, the California team are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook heading into the conference finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and the Houston Rockets at 12-1.
Furthermore, Golden State is a giant minus-1,100 favorite to eliminate the Rockets in the Western Conference finals, which tip off Tuesday (May 19) at Oracle Arena, while the Rockets are plus-700 underdogs to pull off the upset.
In the Eastern Conference finals, the Cavs are minus-210 favorites over the Hawks, who own home-court advantage.
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