|Written by Anthony|
Bet on the NBAThe Golden State Warriors are the odds-on NBA basketball betting favorites to win the 2016 finals. The reigning, defending champions are coached by a man who knows a thing or two about winning multiple rings – former Chicago Bull and San Antonio Spurs Steve Kerr. As a matter of fact, these Warriors are a throwback to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls that achieved the threepeat. They won their first 24 games, including 14 victories on the road – the best start to a season in all of the major professional sports in the United States. Other records broken include second longest winning streak in NBA history, and an NBA record 54-straight regular season home game winning streak.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who Golden State beat for the championship, are the second NBA basketball betting pick to win the gold this year. The Cavs afforded the luxury of firing head coach David Blatt midseason – even though they had the best record in the Eastern Conference at 30-11. Talk about not settling. It is worth noting that Lebron James has yet to win a title with Cleveland, and some experts who bet on NBA believe this may finally be the year he gets around to doing what he was supposed to do some ten years ago. Let’s hope the ‘King’ makes ‘The Decision’ to present the Cleveland fans with a Larry O’Brien trophy.
The San Antonio Spurs are next in line as they attempt to revive their late 90’s-early-to-mid 2000s glory days. Probably the least exciting team to ever win multiple championships – even Dennis Rodman was tame (well, tamer) when he played for San Antonio – the Spurs never even managed to establish a dynasty the way better franchises like the Bulls, the Celtics, and the Lakers did. Though speaking of dynasties, Tim Duncan has proven to be a worthy successor of The Admiral David Robinson – really, can anyone even tell the difference between the two? When it comes to NBA basketball betting, you can bet on the Spurs to bore you to tears.
Finally, the Oklahoma City Thunder – the erstwhile Seattle Supersonics – and the Los Angeles Clippers are the fourth and fifth favorite NBA teams to win the championship. The former have improved quite a bit after missing the play-offs last year – thanks in no small part to return of Kevin Durant and his dynamic partnership with Russel Westbrook. As for the Clippers, it’s a nice change to see an LA contender not named The Lakers – as well as to see the team bounce back from out-of-court controversies. That is the top 5 NBA Basketball betting odds to win the 2016 finals for all those people who like to bet on NBA at its most exciting time; the post-season.