Warriors open in Vegas as clear favorites over Cavaliers

Wilbon: 'This is the series we want to see' (1:40)

Michael Wilbon says we missed out because we never got to see LeBron James face Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals, but now we get global stars LeBron and Steph Curry with the Cavaliers and Warriors at the height of their powers. (1:40)

In a much-anticipated rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors are clear favorites in Las Vegas to win their second consecutive NBA title.

After finishing off a remarkable comeback from being down 3 games to 1 in the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State opened as a -185 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Monday night, with the Cavaliers a +165 underdog.

By early Tuesday morning, money had come in on Golden State, pushing it to -210 and Cleveland to +180.

At William Hill US, Golden State opened as a -250 favorite with Cleveland at +210; the series price remained the same on Tuesday morning.

Last June, Cleveland opened as the 9-4 favorite to win the 2015-16 title, with Golden State at 5-1.

The Warriors are consensus 5.5-point favorites for Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday night (9 ET, ABC).