The Golden State Warriors are still an overwhelming favorite to win the NBA Championship

With only eight teams still alive in the NBA playoffs, the Warriors are still an overwhelming favorite. In fact, the Warriors are such a strong favorite that they have a better chance to win the title than the other seven teams combined.

With the Warriors up 2-0 on the Trail Blazers, they now have a 51% chance to repeat as champions, according to Nate Silver’s model at That is up from 43% before the start of the playoffs.

The Warriors have more than twice the chance of the next favorite, the Spurs, at 23%. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are the heavy favorite in the Eastern Conference to reach the finals, but are given only a 13% chance of winning Cleveland’s first NBA title.

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