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via Casey Pratt

The Golden State Warriors are 1-1 in the NBA preseason. After last year’s postseason run, the team returns upgraded and with a deep roster. Bay Area fans have many reasons to be excited about the Warriors and the shrewd sports books are taking the team seriously as well.

According to Bovada, the Warriors have the ninth-best odds to win the 2014 NBA Championship, the fifth-best odds to win the Western Conference and the second-best odds to win the Pacific Division.

The oddsmakers are far from always correct, but they make a living on their rankings and it is interesting to see where they stand.

Seeking a second opinion? CSNBayArea.com’s new Warriors Insider Monte Poole thinks the Warriors’ roster depth could rival that of the group that won the NBA Championship in 1975.

Poole writes:

The Warriors actually have a wealth of functional parts, most of which come with considerable experience and all of which are in a variety of sizes. To begin with, one wing with All-Star potential – either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes – is likely to open the season coming off the bench. The other wing option, veteran Andre Iguodala, acquired in the offseason, is a certified All-Star. Such riches are foreign to a franchise that went 16 years (1997-2013) between representatives in the All-Star Game.

Here’s a look at how the NBA stacks up courtesy of Bovada.lv:

Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship

1. Miami Heat 2/1

T-2. Chicago Bulls 8/1

T-2. Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1

4. Los Angeles Clippers 9/1

T-5. Houston Rockets 10/1

T-5. Indiana Pacers 10/1

T-5. Brooklyn Nets 10/1

8. San Antonio Spurs 12/1

9. Golden State Warriors 16/1

10. New York Knicks 22/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Western Conference

Los Angeles Clippers 7/2

Oklahoma City Thunder 7/2

Houston Rockets 4/1

San Antonio Spurs 11/2

Golden State Warriors 7/1

Memphis Grizzlies 10/1

Los Angeles Lakers 16/1

Denver Nuggets 18/1

Dallas Mavericks 25/1

Minnesota Timberwolves 50/1

New Orleans Pelicans 50/1

Portland Trailblazers 66/1

Utah Jazz 75/1

Sacramento Kings 100/1

Phoenix Suns 150/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Pacific Division

Los Angeles Clippers 2/5

Golden State Warriors 9/5

Los Angeles Lakers 10/1

Sacramento Kings 100/1

Phoenix Suns 200/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Eastern Conference

Miami Heat 1/1

Chicago Bulls 4/1

Indiana Pacers 5/1

Brooklyn Nets 11/2

New York Knicks 9/1

Cleveland Cavaliers 40/1

Detroit Pistons 40/1

Washington Wizards 50/1

Atlanta Hawks 66/1

Boston Celtics 66/1

Toronto Raptors 66/1

Milwaukee Bucks 100/1

Philadelphia 76ers 150/1

Charlotte Bobcats 250/1

Orlando Magic 250/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Atlantic Division

Brooklyn Nets 1/2

New York Knicks 7/4

Toronto Raptors 14/1

Boston Celtics 33/1

Philadelphia 76ers 66/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Central Division

Chicago Bulls 2/3

Indiana Pacers 7/5

Cleveland Cavaliers 16/1

Detroit Pistons 16/1

Milwaukee Bucks 66/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Southeast Division

Miami Heat 1/100

Washington Wizards 12/1

Atlanta Hawks 14/1

Charlotte Bobcats 200/1

Orlando Magic 200/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Northwest Division

Oklahoma City Thunder 1/4

Denver Nuggets 11/2

Minnesota Timberwolves 10/1

Portland Trailblazers 18/1

Utah Jazz 18/1

Odds to win 2014 NBA Southwest Division

Houston Rockets 13/10

San Antonio Spurs 7/5

Memphis Grizzlies 4/1

Dallas Mavericks 16/1

New Orleans Pelicans 25/1