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Warriors now favored in Vegas to break Bulls’ season-win record

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The Golden State Warriors are now favored in Las Vegas to break the Chicago Bulls’ NBA-record 72-win regular season mark set in 1995-96, reports ESPN’s Ben Fawkes.

The odds were not in favor of the Warriors breaking the previously assumed unattainable mark ever since Vegas started placing odds on it shortly after the team improved to an NBA-record 15-0. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the prop “Will Golden State win 73 or more games in the 2015-16 regular season” on Nov. 24. “Yes” was installed at plus-500 and “No” was set at minus-700.

The Warriors for the first time were installed as favorites to break the record over the All-Star Break, with more than 73 wins at minus-160 and fewer at plus-140.

Following Wednesday night’s a 118-112 victory over the Miami Heat, the Golden State Warriors improved to 51-5 — the best start ever in NBA history — the odds of the Warriors breaking the record improved even more, with “yes” bet going at minus-125 and a “no” wager going for plus-105.

Superbook manager Jeff Sherman told ESPN that the prop bet is generating significant action, with a majority of the wagers and the bulk of the money on the Warriors making good on a 73-plus-win season.