Warriors (52-5) need to win 21 of their remaining 25 games to break Chicago Bulls’ all-time record of 72 regular season victories. According to latest Vegas betting odds, the defending champions are favored to create history.
The Golden State Warriors began the season with 24 consecutive victories, a record in itself. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the prop on November 24 when the Warriors were 15-0. However, Vegas didn’t favour them breaking Bulls’ record until the All-Star break when they flipped the odds at minus-160.
After their victory over Miami Heat on Wednesday, the current odds on Warriors creating history are at minus-125 while them falling short of the record is favored at plus-105. Suffice to say that after beating Orlando Magic earlier tonight, their odds have enhanced further.
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Here’s a bit of good news for gamblers who are counting on Warriors to create history. Stephen Curry recently told Fox Sports that the team isn’t expected to rest the starters down the stretch, a trend which most teams, including last year’s Dubs, follow closer to the postseason.
“If we have an opportunity to go for it (the record), we’ll go for it,” the league MVP said recently. “Because how many chances are you going to get to be a team that passes that record, and obviously everybody’s still talking about the 95-96 Bulls — one, because of their record, and two, because they finished it off with a championship. We want to be able to do both, too,” added Curry.
At the start of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers opened as 9-4 favorites to win the championship. However, all that has changed in recent months. The Warriors, at 10-11, are heavy favorites to repeat, while the Cavs (11-4) and San Antonio Spurs (7-2) are behind them.
Will Stephen Curry and the Warriors create history? It’s highly likely.