Warriors to Prove They are Rightful Sportsbook Favorites
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
After sportsbook players witnessed the Golden State Warriors’ online NBA betting streak of 146 straight regular season games without posting back-to-back losses get snapped by the young Chicago Bulls, bettors across the nation were left wondering whether or not Golden State was a viable option for a bet on NBA futures. But after conceding that loss to the Bulls, the Warriors were able to get back on the horse against the Knicks and defeated New York 112-105. Granted, the Knicks aren’t the most elite team in the NBA, but then again, neither were the Bulls. Nevertheless, the Warriors will take to the court this Monday night to proof to players that they are indeed the favorites to win the title.
Later on this evening, the Atlanta Hawks will be playing host to Golden State at the Philips Arena. Like the Warriors, Atlanta has been struggling as of late. In fact, the Hawks fly into this contest sporting a 2-game losing streak. Golden State will be looking to capitalize on the Hawks’ recent struggles, and considering the Warriors came out on top the first time these two teams met earlier this season 105-100, most basketball betting sites will be coming out in favor of Golden State heavily. Let’s see what kind of odds the Warriors and the Hawks will be facing Monday night.
ONLINE NBA BETTING ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Monday, March 6th
Golden State Warriors -6 (-110) 214 (-110) -240
Atlanta Hawks +6 (-110) 214 (-110) +200
As most sportsbook players would have expected, the bookies have painted Golden State as a vast favorite over Atlanta. The Warriors enter this matchup flashing a 51-11 record that ranks Golden State 1st in both the Pacific Division, as well as the Western Conference. However, 8 of the Warriors’ eleven losses have come on the road, so the Hawks do have a viable chance of upsetting the favorites on home turf. The Warriors have maintained a strong lead atop the Western Conference all season long, but due to their recent woes – likely caused by Durant’s injury – the San Antonio Spurs have crawled within 3 games of the conference leaders.
Without leading point-scorer Durant in the lineup, the online NBA betting favorites will turn to Stephen Curry to lead them to a victory Monday night. Curry is Golden State’s second leading point scorer who is currently averaging 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game for the Warriors. Second in points for the team is Klay Thompson who is netting 21.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists for the franchise.
Atlanta will be looking to improve their 34-28 record that pegs them 2nd in the Southeast Division and 5th in the Eastern Conference. Additionally, the Hawks have fought their way to a 17-14 record this season.
The sportsbook underdogs will turn to Paul Millsap to lead them to an upset Monday night. Millsap is leading the team in points with his average of 18.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. Second in points for Atlanta is Dennis Schroder who is putting up 17.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per contest.