- The Golden State Warriors are the new odds on favorites to win the 2022 NBA title.
- Golden State defeated Denver 118-113 on Thursday night to take 3-0 series lead.
- Jordan Poole, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson combined to score 80 points while each had at least 25 points.
The Golden State Warriors had the NBA’s best record in the early part of the season. However, injuries to key players, especially Steph Curry and Draymond Green, forced them to tumble in the team standings.
Golden State not only dropped to second behind the Phoenix Suns but they went all the way down to third behind the Suns and Grizzlies. But after a strong 3-0 start in their first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets the Warriors are now on top of the betting mountain.
Warriors are New Title Favorites
NEW: The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win the NBA Championship pic.twitter.com/akAspA0wbf
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) April 22, 2022
With their Game 3 win over Denver and the injuries to Devin Booker of Phoenix and Khris Middleton of Milwaukee, the Golden State Warriors are the new clear-cut odds on favorite to win the 2022 NBA championship.
Online Sportsbook BetOnline currently lists the Warriors at +275, ahead of the Boston Celtics who are the new second favorites at +475. The Suns dropped from top to third at +500 while Miami Heat are next at +725. The Bucks moved from second to fifth with their current +750 odds.
The Warriors are also the +320 betting favorites at PointsBet USA with Phoenix now chasing them at +425 and Boston at +500. Caesars Sportsbook has Boston at +300, Phoenix at +450, and Boston at +500. Meanwhile, BetMGM, Bet365 USA, Unibet, and Borgata Online all have Golden State as the +280 odds on favorite with both Phoenix and Boston listed at +500.
Splash Brothers 2.0
Splash Brothers 2.0 ?
Game 4: GSW vs. DEN, Sun. 3:30pm/et on ABC pic.twitter.com/5DgaaEKbpv
— NBA (@NBA) April 22, 2022
On Thursday night, the Warriors once again unleashed the Splash Brothers 2.0. After combining to score 82 points in Game 2, Jordan Poole, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson totaled 80 points in Game 3 while each of them scored 25+ points to lead the Dubs to an impressive 118-113 win over a stubborn Denver Nuggets team. Poole, Curry, and Thompson are the only guard trio to average at least 20 points each through the first three games of an NBA playoff series.
While it’s not a surprise to see Curry and Thompson put up those numbers, Poole has been a pleasant surprise for Steve Kerr in the playoffs. Poole had 27 points on 9-13 shooting including 3-5 from deep in Game 3 and he’s scored at least 25 points in each of the first three games of the series and is doing so at remarkable accuracy. In fact, Poole is the first guard since the NBA merger in 1976-77 to score at least 25 points on 60% shooting in three playoff games.
With Jordan having a Poole Party and the original Splash Brothers slowly regaining their shooting touches after bouts with injuries, the Warriors have looked unstoppable in the playoffs. It remains to be seen if the Splash Brothers 2.0 can keep up this torrid shooting the rest of the way. But until then, the Dubs are your new title favorites.