- Klay Thompson has a torn Achilles which will have him out for the entire 2020-2021 NBA season.
- The Golden State Warriors had +900 odds to win the NBA Finals initially which were the fourth shortest odds.
- Golden State’s odds are now +1400 following Thompson’s injury.
SAN FRANCISCO – Terrible news comes out of the NBA world as Golden State Warriors star shooting guard Klay Thompson is out for the entire 2020-2021 season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Thompson missed the 2019-2020 season with a torn ACL. The Achilles injury is on the opposing leg, giving him two serious leg injuries that may be career altering.
Golden State’s odds have gotten longer following the reports of Thompson’s injury. Those betting on the NBA see this injury truly hurts the Warrior’s chances.
Source: Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Although Thompson suffered from a torn ACL and missed all of last season, fans were excited at the prospect of the Steph Curry and Klay Thompson backcourt returning for the 2020-2021 season. This is why the Warriors had the fourth shortest odds at +900 to win the NBA Finals.
Early Odds to Win the 2021 NBA Championship
- Los Angeles Lakers +400
- Los Angeles Clippers +450
- Milwaukee Bucks +800
- Golden State Warriors +900
- Boston Celtics +1200
- Brooklyn Nets +1200
Following the news, however, the Warrior’s odds have gotten much longer, with most action being placed on other NBA teams.
Current Odds to Win the 2021 NBA Championship
- Los Angeles Lakers +325
- Milwaukee Bucks +500
- Brooklyn Nets +600
- Los Angeles Clippers +700
- Boston Celtics +1400
- Golden State Warriors +1400
Not only have the Warriors’ odds gotten longer, but teams like the Los Angeles Laker’s odds have gotten shorter as well. With the threat of the Warriors seemingly out in the West, sports bettors are expecting an easier path for the defending champions.
Longshot bettors who want to take action on the Warriors, however, do have some good news. Steph Curry and Draymond Green will be returning after dealing with their own set of injuries last season.
In addition, former number one pick Andrew Wiggins is now on the roster, adding another scorer, and the Warriors just recently drafted James Wiseman, adding size to the roster.
Although the lack of Thompson will surely be felt, the Warriors still have a solid team and Steph Curry is still a two-time league MVP and the only player to gain the award unanimously.
Taking action on the new-look Warriors could turn out to be a major cash grab at legal sports betting sites. The odds may change as the season progresses so now may be the best time to get in on the action.
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