Let’s take a look at the champs current Roster, some odds and make a Futures Book pick on this Western Conference giant and now, Harlem Globetrotters of the NBA. So when will the hardwood circus be coming to your town?
The Golden State Warriors added Kevin Durant to an already All-Star Roster which set had a record 73-9 Regular Season and won its second straight championship so does that mean betting the Over 66½ in the Regular Season Team Win Totals market is the automatic prescription again this year? The answers are below in this analysis to help you choose your NBA pick.
Have the Golden State Warriors become the Harlem Globetrotters?
The Golden State Warriors are in rarified NBA air and adding Kevin Durant (28.2 ppg) to an All-Star Roster that already had the two best shooters in NBA history in Stephen Curry (30.1 ppg) and Klay Thompson (22.1 ppg) along with Draymond Green (14.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg) almost seems like cheating for Head Coach Steve Kerr and these now two-time champions. And with key Returning cogs like the ageless Andre Iguodala (7.0 ppg), Shaun Livingston (6.3 ppg) and Anderson Varejão (2.6) and new additions David West (Spurs), Zaza Pachulia (Mavericks), Damian Jones (NBA Draft) and Patrick McCaw (NBA Draft), maybe the best question this year for the Warriors (140-24 SU L2 regular Seasons) is will there be enough shots? Adding David West and Zaza Pachulia in the Offseason was brilliant.
You can find better prices Online and Offshore to win the NBA Championship (-125 at Intertops) and the Western Conference (-250 at Bovada) if betting on one of the priciest NBA futures chalks in league history to (hopefully) win a little money next Summer before the Regular Season has even tipped off is your bag. Online sportsbook Bovada—which earned an A grade in SBR's recent Ratings of the Best Betting Sites and which now offers a 100% Cash Bonus for new signups (up to $250)—has some low Futures Book odds on the Warriors right now as well as three Golden State players—Curry, Durant, and Green but no Thompson—listed in it's 2016/17 NBA Futures Book marketplace.
Golden State Warriors 2016/17 Roster
Returning—Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Anderson Varejão, Ian Clark, Kevon Looney, James Michael McAdoo
In—Kevin Durant (Thunder), David West (Spurs), Zaza Pachulia (Mavericks), Damian Jones (LSU, 30th Pick NBA Draft), Patrick McCaw (UNLV, 38th Pick NBA Draft)
Out—Andrew Bogut (Mavericks), Harrison Barnes (Mavericks), Leandro Barbosa (Suns), Festus Ezeli (Trail Blazers), Brandon Rush (Timberwolves), Marreese Speights (Clippers)
Some Unique Golden Warriors Regular Season Props
73½ Wins: Under 73½ -650, Over +375 at Bet365
To Win 74 or More Games: +350 at Ladbrokes
To Win All 82 games: +10,000 at Ladbrokes
NBA MVP—Stephen Curry +400 at Bovada
NBA MVP—Kevin Durant +1000 at Bovada
NBA MVP—Draymond Green +5000 at Bovada
To Win NBA Championship: -140
Western Conference: -350
Pacific Division: -4000
Regular Season Team Win Totals: +6550
Warriors 2014/15 Open: +4950—(Record: 67-15, Over)
Warriors 2015/16 Open: +5950—(Record, 73-9*, Over) * NBA Record
Warriors 2016/17 Open: +6550 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
NBA Regular Season Futures Book Team Total Pick: Golden State Warriors Over 66½ at Bovada