Throughout the season, we're checking in on which big NBA topics are real.
In this edition: Should the field collectively be favored over the Golden State Warriors to win the championship now?
Buy or sell: The Warriors should be favored over the field to win the 2019 title
Over the past four seasons, betting on the Warriors against all other teams in the NBA would have proved to be very smart. The Warriors won three of the past four championships and were within a Draymond Green suspension of a clean sweep.
The default expectation for this season was that the Warriors would win again, and they are still the clear favorite, according to Las Vegas odds.
But after Golden State's somewhat rocky showing so far against the LA Clippers, does the rest of the league have the advantage?