Golden State Warriors a near 13-point favorite in opener against Thunder
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By Nathan Beighle

The Golden State Warriors will open the season as a double-digit favorite against another Western Conference powerhouse, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The odds for the first slate of NBA games have been released. The first two games involve a matchup between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers to start and then continue with the Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The line for the first game is -5 BOS and for the second game is -12.5 GSW per Vegas Insider.

Is that fair? I certainly think so.

However, as for betting, it might not be the best bet. The Dubs and Thunder, who both have similar roster to last season, played four times throughout the 2017-2018 season. Although the Dubs were able to win two of the four, they would’ve only covered a 12.5 point line one of the four times.

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Actually, they were blown out in two of the four matchups. That said, while opening night might be an emotional one for both teams after a crazy, rumor-filled offseason, it’ll be difficult to call whether or not the Dubs can cover such a high...

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