Golden State Warriors Now Overwhelming Vegas Favorite to Win NBA Title

Kevin Durant
The Associated Press

The Golden State Warriors signing Kevin Durant not only upset Oklahoma City, it created major disturbances in Las Vegas, too.

This season’s runner-ups entered the offseason as favorites for the 2016-2017 campaign. Then they signed former NBA MVP Durant. The odds got, well, odd.

Bettors previously doubled the $100 wager on the Warriors to walk with $200 plus the deposit on a winning slip. Now they don’t even walk with what they put up. A $115 bet on the Warriors brings the gambler $100 atop his initial deposit. In other words, Vegas sees Golden State as favorites against the field.

Adding Kevin Durant tends to have that effect on the prospects of a 73-win team.

Here are the lines according to

Golden State Warriors -115
Cleveland Cavaliers +350
San Antonio Spurs +800
Oklahoma City Thunder +2000
Los Angeles Clippers +2000
Boston Celtics +2000
Miami Heat +2500
Toronto Raptors +2500
Atlanta Hawks +3300
New York Knicks +3300
Minnesota Timberwolves +4000
New Orleans Pelicans +4000
Chicago Bulls +5000
Houston Rockets +5000
Utah Jazz +5000
Indiana Pacers +6600
Memphis Grizzlies +6600
Portland Trail Blazers +8000
Milwaukee Bucks +8000
Detroit Pistons +8000
Dallas Mavericks +8000
Washington Wizards +10000
Charlotte Hornets +10000
Los Angeles Lakers +10000
Orlando Magic +10000
Denver Nuggets +15000
Sacramento Kings +20000
Philadelphia 76ers +25000
Phoenix Suns +25000
Brooklyn Nets +25000