The biggest NBA underdog in the NBA this week is without a doubt the New Orleans Pelicans, who are set to take on the Golden State Warriors.
The New Orleans Pelicans are the only team in the Western Conference that have not yet won a game in the 2016-17 NBA season. They have had a poor showing in all six of their games, but nearly picked up a win over the Phoenix Suns before losing 112-111.
The Warriors have had a good, albeit slightly inconsistent season thus far. They lost their first game to the Spurs 129-100 before rattling off 4 straight wins. In their most recent game, Golden State ceded a season-worst 64 points in the paint to the Los Angeles Lakers in a 97-117 loss, despite coming into the game as the betting favorites, according to NetBet Sportsbook.
These two teams are now set to face off at 3:300 GMT, and almost all online sportsbooks in Croatia list the Pelicans as the biggest NBA underdog of the week, with odds off 17/1 to get the win over the Warriors, whose odds to win are an astounding 1/100.
What are some other major underdogs?
While no other team can be considered the biggest NBA underdog of the week, there are a number that many odds makers feel are a betting long shot. One such team is the Detroit Pistons, who will be facing off with the number two team in the Western Conference, the LA Clippers.
The Pistons have played admirably this season, going 4-2 with wins over the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets. The Clippers are 5-1 this season with their lone loss coming against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a close 85-83 loss. The Pistons’ odds to win are currently at 7/2, while the Clippers come in at 4/19, according to NetBet Sportsbook.
Most basketball betting sites have not yet released the odds for future games this week. The biggest NBA underdog is likely to remain the New Orleans Pelicans, but make sure to check out GamingZion’s Croatian gambling news to stay up to date on everything related to betting on the NBA!