Bookies See Golden State Warriors as 2016-2017 Favorites

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors capped his second-consecutive league MVP award with four free throws in the final 18 seconds to give the Warriors a 4-1 series victory over the Trail Blazers

The Golden State Warriors exit the 2015-2016 season losers but enter the 2016-2017 season as the favorites.

The Bovada installed the NBA’s runner-ups as 2-1 favorites. The team that beat them, the Cleveland Cavaliers, follows just behind despite trade talk involving Kevin Love and uncertainty regarding LeBron James’ future with the franchise.

Everyone else, including the Oklahoma City Thunder who played competitively with the Warriors in the playoffs, fall far behind. The Brooklyn Nets appear to bookmakers as the longest of longshots at 25-1.

Here are the odds for the 2016-2017 NBA champion:

Golden State Warriors +200
Cleveland Cavaliers +225
San Antonio Spurs +750
Oklahoma City Thunder +850
Los Angeles Clippers +2000
Boston Celtics +2500
Toronto Raptors +2500
Chicago Bulls +3300
Miami Heat +3300
Atlanta Hawks +5000
Houston Rockets +5000
Dallas Mavericks +6600
New Orleans Pelicans +6600
Charlotte Hornets +7500
Detroit Pistons +7500
Indiana Pacers +7500
Memphis Grizzlies +7500
Minnesota Timberwolves +7500
New York Knicks +7500
Portland Trail Blazers +7500
Washington Wizards +7500
Denver Nuggets +10000
Los Angeles Lakers +10000
Milwaukee Bucks +10000
Sacramento Kings +10000
Utah Jazz +10000
Orlando Magic +12500
Philadelphia 76ers +15000
Phoenix Suns +15000
Brooklyn Nets +25000