Odds to Win 2019 NBA Title
The National Basketball Association, despite the million dollar divas that make up the nightly soap opera, is more similar to life of the common than one realizes. There are beefs between the employees and bosses, both current and past, and things happen that even a creative writer can’t make up in a fictional scene. Upstart Phoenix (18-52) reside at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Golden State (45-21) at the top. On Sunday night the Suns went into Oracle Arena and defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on Nov. 9, 2014. Odds to Win 2019 NBA Title: Suns 115-11o Warriors.
Bottom feeding Suns tough out
Phoenix guard Devin Booker scored 13 straight points during a fourth-quarter run and finished with 37 for the game. The victory saw the Suns snap the NBA’s longest active losing streak to one opponent at 18 games. Furthermore Booker and his teammates earned their first road win in 20 tries against the Western Conference this season.
Pouring salt in the “DubNation” wound Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni commented on the loss following the teams NBA-best nine game winning streak in a Monday postgame presser. Monday with a 118-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets behind a 28-point night from James Harden.
D’Antoni’s left hook shot
Following the Rockets 118-106 win over the Charlotte Hornets the media questioned the Houston bench boss about the matchup between his squad and the Warriors on Wednesday night. And with barely a second between the question and D’Antoni answer the coach commented on what he thought of Warriors guard Stephen Curry, mentioning Oakland has “an opportunity to send a statement” against the Rockets in tomorrow night’s matchup.
“Yeah, well, they should have probably said it before the game,” D’Antoni told the national media laughing. “I’m sure they are. Why wouldn’t they? I’d be surprised if they didn’t feel that way. The Warriors were going to make a statement. They were going to come out, they were going to play. They probably stated the obvious. If they didn’t say anything, I’m sure they’re thinking it. You know how today is. Everybody’s got something to say. I’ve got something to say.”
The Rockets will host the Warriors riding a nine-game run of success against a Golden State squad that has dropped six of its past 10 affairs.
In brief the Rockets opened at 7-2 odds to win the 2019 NBA Championship, second to the Warriors 5-4 odds last June. Despite Golden State’s current woes and absence of consecutive wins in over a month, since Feb. 12, the Vegas and Offshore books see no cracks in the Warriors medal. The overnight line for Wednesday night’s contest between Houston and Golden State has yet to be released but the Rockets figure to be a field-goal favorite on their home floor.
A complete list of teams and the franchises Odds to Win 2019 NBA Title below are provided by the Las Vegas SuperBook, Westgate:
Odds to Win 2019 NBA Title: Suns 115-110 Warriors