Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
With Suns star Devin Booker injured, the Golden State Warriors are now the NBA favorites
By ADAM ZAGORIA
With Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker sidelined for 2-to-3 weeks with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, the Golden State Warriors have now surpassed the Suns as the favorites to win the NBA championship.
A week ago, the Warriors were +650 to win the title while the Suns were at +220.
Now the Warriors are +300 favorites to win the championship with the Suns (+450) and Boston Celtics (+500) trailing slightly behind.
The Warriors — who lead the Denver Nuggets 3-1 entering Wednesday’s Game 5 in San Francisco — are a safe bet but those who are planning on betting on the other teams should consider looking at the offers from BetMGM where they have codes for new users who want to take a bit of risk when making a bet on non-favorites. What this just means is that if you bet on the Suns to win but they don’t, you get your money back in credit to use for the future.
The Suns, the No. 1 seed in the West, are now tied 2-2 with the upstart No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans after Sunday’s loss 118-103 loss in New Orleans.
In the East, the No. 2 Celtics lead the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets 3-0 entering Monday’s Game 4 in Brooklyn.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.