Warriors Odds to Win NBA Finals Worse Now Than First Day of 2019 NBA Season

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five / Ezra Shaw

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After opening the 2019 season as -160 favorites to win this year's title more than 200 days ago, the Golden State Warriors have now fallen to +115 odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Warriors have been the heavy favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals before the season tipped last fall, but their level of dominance was finally put into a more packaged betting perspective Wednesday.

That's right, the Warriors actually have worse odds of winning this year's NBA Finals today – currently leading the Houston Rockets 3-2 in the second round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs – than they did on Oct. 19, 2018.

Of course, Kevin Durant being ruled out for the remainder of this series after suffering a mild strain to his right calf certainly has something to do with this late-season plunge in the odds.

The Warriors are still the betting favorites to win both this series with the Rockets and the Western Conference, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but Golden State has found itself with plus odds to win the NBA Finals for the first time this season at alarming time.

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