Warriors’ Western Conference Odds Shorten After Game 1 Win


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  • The Golden State Warriors’ odds to win the Western Conference improved to +110 from +125 after Sunday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Golden State now has home court advantage in the series and have ballooned to a -550 to win the series.
  • The Dubs are listed as -2 point favorites to win Game 2 on Tuesday at the FedEXForum.

The Golden State Warriors’ solidified their odds of winning the Western Conference after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Sunday.

With the win, the 3rd ranked Dubs have stolen homecourt advantage from the second-seeded Grizzlies.

Updated Western Conference Odds

The Warriors entered Game 1 as the +125 odds on favorite to win the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns chasing them at +140 via BetMGM. After the win, Golden State’s odds shortened to +110 while the Suns’ odds also moved to +135. On the other hand, the Grizzlies went from third at +600 before the game to last at +800 after Game 1. Dallas meanwhile shifted from +700 to +750.

Likewise, Golden State’s title odds also improved after Sunday’s win. The Dubs entered the second round of the playoffs as the +300 favorites to win the 2022 NBA title. They improved to +260 on Sunday evening while the Suns remained at +320 and the Milwaukee Bucks improved to third at +450 after beating the Celtics.

Both the Western Conference and NBA title odds are expected to shift again after Monday’s games with the Suns playing the Mavs in Game 1 of their series. The Suns are the most popular bet to win the Western Conference with 31% of the tickets and 42% of the betting handle. Phoenix is also the biggest liability in that betting market.

Warriors Now -550 to Win the Series

Golden State is now also a massive -550 to win their series against the Grizzlies. Despite being the lower-ranked team in the matchup, the Warriors opened as -275 betting favorites to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The odds stayed at that price before ballooning to their current odds of -550. Memphis meanwhile, went from +210 to +270 as they now need to win at least one game at Chase Center if they want to oust the Dubs.

Game 2 of the series will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, also at the FedExForum in Memphis with the Dubs currently listed as -2 point spread and -135 Moneyline favorites at the BetOnline App. The Grizzlies are the +115 bottom dog at the Moneyline market to even the series but if Memphis wants a shot at beating Golden State, they must prevent another Poole Party at the FedExForum on Tuesday.

Warriors back-up guard Jordan Poole continued his strong postseason play by scoring a playoff-career high 31 points on 12-20 shooting, including 5-10 from behind the three-point area. Poole also added 9 rebounds and 8 assists while cashing out the OVER on his scoring (18.5), rebounding (3.5), assists (4.5), and three-point (2.5) prop bets.

 





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