Odds to Win 2019 NBA Title
The Golden State Warriors close February’s National Basketball Association schedule three time zones away from home tonight in Disneyworld when they square off against playoff hopeful Orlando Magic.
Golden State (43-18) takes the hardwood with the best overall record in the Western Conference. Orlando (28-34) is six games under the .500 mark on the season but are just a half-game behind the Southwest Division leading Charlotte Hornets. Not one of the five teams that reside in the Southeast have a record above .500.
In mid-January the Warriors were hosting the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The oddsmakers set the pointspread in the affair at +17 points for the visiting Knicks. The 17 points represented the largest bookmaker line of the 2018-19 NBA season.
Prior to the January 8, 2019 event the largest spread had been 14.5 this season, with the last spread of at least 17.5 coming in March of 2018 when Houston hosted Phoenix.
History favors NBA underdogs of +17 points or larger with a winning percentage of .555 against the spread.
Golden State All-Star Kevin Durant will not dress for the first time this season in tonight’s game. Durant, averaging 27.5 points per game, is getting a rest day from head coach Steve Kerr and his staff.
With back-to-back games against the Miami Heat on Wednesday and Magic on Thursday, the Warriors are practicing what is termed “load management.” DeMarcus Cousins was rested on Wednesday, a game the Warriors lost to a 3-point prayer as time expired.
The Warriors check in as the overwhelming favorite to win the 2019 NBA Championship. The Las Vegas SuperBook has them currently at 2-5 odds.
Despite Golden State being the odds-on chalk to win their third straight Association crown they have been porous against the number this 2018-19 campaign
Golden State Warriors ATS
- All Games: 25-35-1 (41.7%)
- Home: 11-19-1 (36.7%)
- Away: 14-16-0 (46.7%)
- After Win: 19-23-1 (45.2%)
- After Loss: 6-11-0 (35.3%)
- As Favorite: 23-32-1 (41.8%)
- As Underdog: 2-3-0 (40.0%)
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