Vegas still has Golden State as favorites to win NBA title despite 3-2 deficit vs. Rockets
The Golden State Warriors have dug themselves a bit of a hole. With their Game 5 loss against the Houston Rockets, they now must win two straight games to even get to the NBA Finals, but that hasn’t seemed to bother the sportsbooks in Vegas at all.
According to Mike Medina of The Mercury News, The Warriors are still the favorites to win the NBA Title coming in with even money.
Despite the Warriors trailing the Rockets, 3-2, in the Western Conference Finals, Vegas shares the Warriors’ optimism. Per @BovadaLV pic.twitter.com/sxIyrLA8LO
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) May 25, 2018
The Rockets come in with the second-best odds at 8/5, but the Warriors sure seem to have been handed a gift with Chris Paul being announced out for Saturday’s game.
The Warriors are also used to having success, and Steve Kerr and the team don’t seem too concerned having their backs against the wall.
“I feel great about where we are right now,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the Houston Rockets took a 3-2 series lead with a 98-94 win Thursday night via ESPN. “That may sound crazy, but I feel it. I know exactly what I’m seeing out there, and we defended them beautifully tonight. We got everything we needed. Just too many turnovers, too many reaches, and if we settle down a little bit, we’re going to be in really good shape.”
Golden State could also be getting a boost if Andre Iguodala was able to return for Game 6, at Oracle Arena, although his status still is up in the air.
If he isn’t able to go, the Warriors have played without him before, and they will have the home crowd behind them, which has been a big boost all postseason.
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