Oct 16, 3:55 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Anthony Riccobono @tony_riccobono 10/16/18 AT 2:54 PM The 2018-2019 NBA season is similar to recent seasons in that only a handful of teams have a realistic chance to reach the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors remain the overwhelming favorites to win yet another championship, though some new teams have emerged as threats to make deep postseason runs.LeBron James’ decision to move to L.A. means the Los Angeles Lakers are now one of the West’s best teams and the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be playing in June for the first time since 2014. The Houston Rockets are Golden State’s biggest threat after taking them to seven games in last year’s conference finals, and the Boston Celtics are the favorites in the East after making two consecutive conference finals appearances. The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers are the only other … [Read more...] about NBA 2018-2019 Season Predictions For Lakers, Warriors, Celtics, Rockets, Top Finals Contenders
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Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images After winning the last two NBA titles and three of the last four, it shouldn't be a surprise the Golden State Warriors are once again heavy favorites to bring home another title this season. According to OddsShark, they lead all teams with -195 odds to win the 2019 championship ($195 bet wins $100) as of Oct. 15. There is a significant gap between the Warriors and the next tier, but the Boston Celtics come in second at +500 to win it all, followed by the Houston Rockets at +850. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game. … [Read more...] about 2019 NBA Championship Odds: Warriors Huge Favorites Ahead of Celtics, Rockets
Aug 29, 1:37 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Abhinav Kini 08/29/18 AT 1:06 AM The Golden State Warriors will always be the favorites to make the NBA Finals but there are some interesting takeaways as a whole from ESPN's updated projections.ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI) preseason projections show the Warriors having a 55 percent chance of making the NBA Finals and a 40 percent chance of winning a fourth championship in five years.However, their championship percentage has dropped by 18 percent compared to 2017/18 despite the addition of DeMarcus Cousins. Some factors leading to this are how the Bay Area side performed in the regular season.They fell short of the 63 games ESPN had predicted them to win as they finished as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with a 58-24 record, albeit they had plenty of injury problems toward the end of the season.In addition, they were extremely close to getting … [Read more...] about 2019 NBA Finals Updated Projections: Lakers, Warriors, Celtics, Rockets Chances
Three of the four teams that reached the NBA conference finals last season are favored to win the most games during the 2018-19 season. Per Gilles Gallant of OddsShark, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors have the highest over/under win total at 63.5. The Boston Celtics (58) and Houston Rockets (55.5) round out the top three. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game. … [Read more...] about Warriors, Celtics, Rockets Top Latest NBA Win Totals Odds
Aug 11, 1:45 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Abhinav Kini 08/11/18 AT 1:14 AM The NBA released its full schedule for the upcoming 2018/19 season Friday as all the key matchups were revealed for the Golden State Warriors.Although they finished as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference last season, behind the red-hot Houston Rockets, in the end, their position and lack of home-court advantage didn't really matter. They would come back from 3-2 to defeat the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals before sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning their third championship in four years.Despite LeBron James moving to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors are still favorites this year and even added DeMarcus Cousins to their ranks as they somehow got even stronger as a side.And so, here's a look at all the key matchups in the 2018/19 regular season as the Warriors look to become the first team … [Read more...] about Warriors Schedule 2018-2019: When Are Key Games Against LeBron, Celtics, Rockets?