As the Golden State Warriors continue to rack up the wins as they chase the Lakers' record of 33 consecutive victories and look more and more like they'll make a run at the Bulls' record of 72 wins set in 1996, the oddsmakers are putting out the odds. Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas put out a money line of only minus-150 in favor of the Warriors not hitting 73 wins.
A SportsLine simulation suggests the Warriors are now more than likely to win 73 games or more. Taking the bet for the Warriors to finish with the best record in NBA history is now looking wise. This season is crazy. Here's the data.
A 66 percent chance of winning 72 games and matching the '95-96 Bulls is pretty remarkable. Many will say that it's too soon to be talking about this, but realize they're already over a quarter of the way there. If the Warriors can replicate what they've done in the first quarter of the season three times, they'd have a margin for error of nine losses. When you put it like this, it doesn't seem as difficult.
Then you watch them, and nothing seems difficult. We'll see if they can pull it off, but it's clear it's only a matter of time before the odds tip and the Warriors become favorites in everyone's mind to set the record for most wins in a season.