The Golden State Warriors have been picked as overwhelming favorites over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth straight Finals meeting between the two teams. The most lopsided opening odds in a long time.  

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas opened Golden State as a -1,000 favorite to win the best-of-seven series, which tips off this Thursday. The Warriors are the largest Finals favorites in at least 16 seasons, according to odds database

Cleveland opened as a +650 underdog against the Warriors in the series. The Cavaliers were around +360 underdogs against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007, James’ first trip to the Finals. 

James has been an underdog in seven of his nine Finals appearances. He has won three titles.