Despite the best record in the league and highest win total in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors could get to play the role of underdog if they reach the NBA Finals.
Coming out of the All-Star break, the Golden State Warriors are seen by many as the favorites among Las Vegas bookies (After 37 years in the Bay Area I can’t believe I just wrote that line). And the short odds apparently aren’t scaring away many bets.
A flurry of early money on the New England Patriots moved the game to pick ‘em at most major Las Vegas books Sunday night after the Seattle Seahawks opened by as much as 2.5-point favorites.
The once the league’s ultimate afterthought, the Golden State Warriors are now favorites to not only make the playoffs but win the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996. San Francisco could be in the running for the games that will take place 10 years from now, but odds makers said other U.S. cities have a better shot at hosting the Olympics.
Jim Harbaugh’s future employer is becoming as hotly debated as any election the fall, and like recent presidential races, bookies are now giving you the opportunity to gable on the outcome.
It’s been a rough week for the 49ers: the team fell to 4-4 after a crushing defeat to the Rams, the rumors of Jim Harbaugh leaving persist, and now they’ve lost once-promising prospect Marcus Lattimore for good due to ongoing knee trouble. It appears Las Vegas bookies have taken note of the dark clouds currently circling Santa Clara, and they’ve made the three-time NFC Title Game contender a long shot to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this year.
Some are calling the San Francisco Giants a dynasty, others are saying they’ve been lucky to pull off three World Series victories in five seasons. Either way, bookies don’t see the success continuing next year.
When the San Francisco Giants finished off the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night, they accomplished a sweep of sorts: every single postseason underdog heading into the series pulled off the upset.
The San Francisco Giants are a not going to win the World Series Wednesday night, at least that’s what the oddsmakers in Las Vegas say. But the Giants have been proving Vegas bookies wrong all year, and for the better part of the last decade.