Warriors no longer betting favorites to win NBA title

Thursday May 26th, 2016

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The Golden State Warriors are no longer the betting favorites to win the 2015–16 NBA title, despite spending much of the season with the best odds to win it all, according to betting site Bovada.

After slipping to 3–1 in the Western Conference Finals by losing Game 4 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, last year’s NBA champions fell to 3–1 odds to win it all, while the Cleveland Cavaliers surged to favorite status with 7–5 odds. The Thunder are second with 8–5 odds. 

The Warriors face possible elimination on Thursday when they host the Thunder at Oracle Arena for Game 5 at 9 p.m. ET. 

The Cavaliers could secure their Finals berth by beating the Toronto Raptors on Friday after blowing out Toronto with a 116–78 victory on Wednesday. 

[Fox Sports]

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