Did Las Vegas notice that Kevin Durant is going to the Warriors? You bet

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The Warriors were a 3-to-1 pick to win the 2017 NBA title, according to one sportsbook. After Durant's decision, they jumped to 4-to-5.

Did Las Vegas notice that Kevin Durant is going to the Warriors? You bet

The Warriors were a 3-to-1 pick to win the 2017 NBA title, according to one sportsbook. After Durant's decision, they jumped to 4-to-5.

The tsunami caused by Kevin Durant's move from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area washed over Las Vegas on Monday, moving the Warriors' odds of winning the 2017 NBA Finals from favorite (3-to-1 odds before the announcement, tied with the Cavaliers) to heavy, heavy favorite (4-to-5 odds, meaning it would take a $125 bet to win $100) at Sportsbook.ag (via VegasInsider.com).

The defending champion Cavs, meanwhile, went from 3-to-1 to 4-to-1 favorites.

The Thunder? That whistling sound is OKC dropping on the betting board, from 5-to-1 to 50-to-1 sans Durant.

NBA championship odds after Durant's decision

Golden State Warriors 4/5
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1
San Antonio Spurs 15/1
Los Angeles Clippers 30/1
Boston Celtics 40/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 50/1
Atlanta Hawks 60/1
Miami Heat 60/1
Toronto Raptors 60/1
Indiana Pacers 75/1
Memphis Grizzlies 75/1
New York Knicks 75/1
Detroit Pistons 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Washington Wizards 125/1
Charlotte Hornets 150/1
Chicago Bulls 150/1
Dallas Mavericks 150/1
Milwaukee Bucks 150/1
New Orleans Pelicans 150/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
Houston Rockets 200/1
Utah Jazz 200/1
Denver Nuggets 250/1
Los Angeles Lakers 250/1
Orlando Magic 250/1
Philadelphia 76ers 250/1
Sacramento Kings 300/1
Phoenix Suns 500/1
Brooklyn Nets 1000/1

NBA championship odds before Durant's decision

Cleveland Cavaliers 3/1
Golden State Warriors 3/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1
San Antonio Spurs 10/1
Los Angeles Clippers 15/1
Boston Celtics 20/1
Miami Heat 30/1
Toronto Raptors 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
New York Knicks 65/1
Indiana Pacers 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
Dallas Mavericks 100/1
Detroit Pistons 100/1
Los Angeles Lakers 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans 100/1
Charlotte Hornets 150/1
Chicago Bulls 150/1
Milwaukee Bucks 150/1
Orlando Magic 150/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Houston Rockets 200/1
Utah Jazz 200/1
Denver Nuggets 250/1
Philadelphia 76ers 250/1
Sacramento Kings 300/1
Phoenix Suns 500/1
Brooklyn Nets 1000/1

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