After a 120-90 destruction of the San Antonio Spurs last Monday, the Golden State Warriors solidified their status as the team to beat in the NBA. There were ruminations that maybe the Spurs could push them to the limit or maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers had enough to overthrow them, but the Warriors have now beaten both team by a combined total of 64 points in the last two weeks. The Warriors sit comfortably at the top of the NBA futures market along with the following five other contenders.


1. Golden State Warriors

Odds: +110

The Warriors are on a mission right now to beat the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. Up to now, the Warriors have won 41 of 45 games. The defending champs are even better than last year. At this point, the Warriors aren’t going to be stopped unless there are some major injuries.


2. San Antonio Spurs

Odds: +260

The Spurs are still an impressive 38-7 SU following the loss to Golden State. They have the league’s best defense (90.4 OPP), but the Warriors just dismantled it on Monday. The path to the NBA Finals looks like it'll go through Golden State; can the Spurs win that potential series without home-court advantage?


3. Cleveland Cavaliers

Odds: +325

The Cavs have some proving to do after firing head coach David Blatt. They looked awful in their first game under Tyronn Lue, and it’s unclear how they intend on changing their strategy midseason – and whether or not it’ll help. The good news is they have plenty of time to figure it out since they’re in the weaker conference.


4. Oklahoma City Thunder

Odds: +1200

The Thunder have been flying under the radar. After a 3-3 SU start, they're 34-13 on the season. Since the beginning of the calendar year, their +8.7 point differential is third-best in the NBA, trailing only the Spurs (+19.4) and the Warriors (+14.5).


5. Los Angeles Clippers

Odds: +2800

Like the Thunder, the Clippers have figured things out after a rough start. They have won 19 of their last 26 and many of those wins came without Blake Griffin. Even so, they’re just 16th in points allowed per game and 25th in rebounding. Their roster is fully-loaded for a run, but they’ll have to improve their play.


6. Toronto Raptors

Odds: +3300

The Raptors have been completely overlooked in the Eastern Conference as few people are giving them a chance. But if the Cavaliers stumble, the Raptors have a good chance to emerge. This young team is  still coming together and they’ve had to play chunks of the season without two starters, DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas. They're currently riding a nine-game winning streak, which is the longest win streak taking place in the NBA right now. With Kyle Lowry back to playing at an All-Star level and DeMarr DeRozan not far off, this team will get stronger as the season continues.


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*Odds as of February 3, 2016