In non-surprising news, the Warriors are favored to win the NBA championship.
Golden State is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last four titles. It earned the top spot in the Western Conference once again in 2018-19 and are 5/11 favorites to hang a third straight banner.
“It’s not just the idea of getting a ring, hanging a banner,” coach Steve Kerr told ESPN last month. “It’s the memory of all that went into it. You put a lot of effort in to achieve that. And it’s a lot more than a ring or a banner signifies. It’s what you know you had to endure.”
Kevin Durant told Yahoo Sports in December a three-peat would cement the legacies of the players on this Warriors team.
“I know for a fact that we’ll all get our jerseys retired,” Durant said. “We’ll probably all get statues in front of the Chase Center. We’ll be legends forever, meaning that people will recognize this run and this team forever in this area.”
The Bucks, who earned the No. 1 seed in the East, follow Golden State at 5/1 while the Rockets and Raptors check in at 10/1 and 12/1, respectively.
Updated odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals
Odds to win the Western Conference
Odds to win the Eastern Conference
Odds provided by Bovada and updated as of April 15. This article will be updated throughout the playoffs.