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Warriors Take Over as New NBA Championship Favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Golden State Warriors' odds to win the NBA championship are rising in the first round.
The Golden State Warriors' odds to win the NBA championship are rising in the first round. / Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors entered the NBA Playoffs as a potential Finals contender, and they've exceeded expectations so far. Golden State has easily handed both games against the Denver Nuggets in the first round and could very well start their title chase with a sweep.

This display of dominance has the Warriors' NBA championship odds rising on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Warriors Championship Odds

Golden State owned +550 odds to win the championship ahead of their Game 2 clash with the Denver Nuggets, sitting third behind the Phoenix Suns (+200) and Milwaukee Bucks (+470).

After the Warriors' 20-point win on Tuesday, they've now leapfrogged Milwaukee (+500) and Phoenix (+360) to become the new odds-on favorite at +350. This big shakeup just shows how much this team's play has caught the attention of the league to begin the playoffs.

Golden State's array of weapons looks like it'll pose issues for any squad this postseason. Draymond Green remains a game-changer on both ends, Klay Thompson continues to score from deep, and Jordan Poole is seemingly transforming into a star.

That's not even to mention Stephen Curry, who's lit the Nuggets up for 50 points in just 45 combined minutes across two games so far.

The Warriors' performance to kick off this series exemplifies their championship potential, and that's a big problem for the rest of the league. They'll look to go up 3-0 in Denver on Thursday.

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