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Warriors, Rockets given top odds to take title

Warriors, Rockets given top odds to take title
From ESPN - April 12, 2018

The Golden State Warriors are the reigning NBA champions and have won two titles in the past three seasons. They opened the 2017-18 season with the highest season win total in the NBA at 67.5. And they were prohibitive minus-240 favorites against the field to win the title at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook before the season.

Entering the postseason, they are still the favorites in Las Vegas, but the gap has shrunk significantly as of Thursday morning.

The Warriors are 6-5 (+120) favorites at Westgate, while the Houston Rockets are right them behind at 5-4 (+125). Houston entered the season with 12-1 odds, but the Rockets are the No. 1 seed in the West after going 65-17 in the regular season.

The Rockets and Warriors are minus-110 co-favorites to win the Western Conference, with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers having the next-best odds at 25-1.

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