Much has been made of the Warriors season and rightfully so, but there is still much to be done if Golden State is to etch its name in the history books. Stephen Curry and company need four more wins to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls NBA regular season wins record of 72, and just five games remain on their schedule.
So will the Warriors win 73 games? Well, the opposition in those five games is, obviously, important and it is rather stiff in Golden State’s case. Nevertheless, the NBA odds makers at Bovada.lv like the Warriors chances, lining them at -400 to break the Bulls record and +300 ($100 wins $300) to fall short.
Standing in the way of Warriors stab at history are the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.
Golden State will face the Timberwolves later tonight (10:30pm ET, TNT) at the Oracle Arena. The team’s last four games are as follows:
Thursday, April 7 vs. San Antonio (TNT)
Saturday, April 9 at Memphis
Sunday, April 10 at San Antonio
Wednesday, April 13 vs. Memphis (NBA TV)
It remains to be seen if the Spurs’ Greg Popovich will rest his front line the remainder of the season, but it is a definite possibility with the West’s top seed already in Golden State’s possession.
Also aiding the Warriors’ cause are the Grizzlies recent woes. Memphis is presently fifth in the Western Conference standings with a 41-36 record, but it could end up out of the playoffs altogether thanks to its current six game skid. The Grizzlies are now a mere three games ahead of the ninth place Rockets, which means Portland, Dallas and Utah are breathing down their necks as well.
More than that, though, is Memphis’ health. The Grizzlies lost Marc Gasol earlier in the season to a fractured right foot. Now it appears the team’s heart and soul, point guard Mike Conley, will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.
Perhaps the Warriors have more than skill on their side, fate appears to be with them as well.
Golden State Warriors Season Props: NBA Betting Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
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