Thinking about placing a wager on who is going to take home the NBA Finals this year? You have come to the right place. Each year I take a detailed look at the future odds for every team to win the championship. Not only does this page look at who will win it all, I also provide the betting lines on winning each conference and division. Plus I give out my predictions on who I think will win the title.

Update Schedule

I continuously update this page throughout the year. I’ve provided some key dates that you can expect to see them. There will also be other updates throughout the year as time allows. With each update we will create a checkpoint from the last time we looked at the lines. This way you can easily see how the oddsmakers have adjusted the numbers on each team.

  • Immediately after the previous NBA Finals
  • After key free agent signings
  • Right before the season
  • Christmas
  • All Star Break
  • Start of Playoffs

Understanding the Odds

The odd format on this page are money lines. It’s pretty easy to understand. It basically means if the number is positive you have to wager $100 to profit that amount. If the number is negative you have to bet that amount in order to profit $100. For example, if it was -300 then you have to bet $300 to cash $100. If it was +200 then a $100 bet would win you $200.

If you want to convert the money line into fractions. Simply take the line and divide it by 100. For example, if a team is +300, there fractional odd would be 3/1 (300/100).

2017 NBA Playoffs: Odds to Win Finals, Conference Titles & Divisions

NBA Finals

TeamNowProb.13-Jan3-Oct5-Jul20-Jun
Warriors-17563.64%-130-130-145+200
Cavaliers+32523.53%+250+300+350+225
Spurs+85010.53%+850+900+800+750
Celtics+16005.88%+4000+1800+2000+2500
Rockets+20004.76%+2800+10000+5000+5000
Clippers+28003.45%+1000+2500+2000+2000
Wizards+33002.94%+25000+10000+10000+7500
Raptors+40002.44%+2800+4000+2500+2500
Jazz+50001.96%+5000+10000+5000+10000
Grizzlies+100000.99%+7500+6600+6600+7500
Thunder+150000.66%+6600+4000+2500+850
Hawks+150000.66%+6600+10000+3300+5000
Bulls+200000.50%+6600+4000+5000+3300
Pacers+200000.50%+10000+6600+6600+7500
Hornets+300000.33%+7500+30000+10000+7500
Pistons+300000.33%+15000+10000+8000+7500
Heat+300000.33%+50000+10000+2500+3300
Trail Blazers+500000.20%+10000+7500+8000+7500
Bucks+500000.20%+20000+10000+8000+10000
Nuggets+500000.20%+50000+15000+10000
Knicks+1000000.10%+6600+6600+2800+7500
Magic+1000000.10%+50000+20000+10000+12500
Kings+1000000.10%+50000+50000+20000+10000
Lakers+25000+20000+10000+10000
Timberwolves+6600+4000+7500
Pelicans+10000+4000+6600
Mavericks+20000+8000+6600
76ers+50000+25000+15000
Suns+50000+25000+15000
Nets+50000+25000+25000

Eastern Conference

TeamOdds
Cavaliers-300
Celtics+50
Wizards+900
Raptors+1400
Hawks+3300
Pacers+5000
Bulls+5000
Hornets+10000
Pistons+10000
Heat+10000
Bucks+20000
Knicks+25000
Magic
76ers
Nets

Atlantic Division

TeamOdds
Celtics-400
Raptors+300
Knicks
76ers
Nets

Southeast Division

TeamOdds
Wizards-160
Hawks+130
Hornets
Magic
Heat

Western Conference

TeamOdds
Warriors-300
Spurs+425
Rockets+800
Clippers+1600
Jazz+2500
Grizzlies+4000
Thunder+6600
Trail Blazers+20000
Nuggets+20000
Mavericks+50000
Kings+50000
Lakers
Timberwolves
Pelicans
Suns

Southwest Division

TeamOdds
Spurs-800
Rockets+500
Grizzlies
Pelicans
Mavericks

Northwest Division

TeamOdds
Jazz-800
Thunder+500
Trail Blazers
Nuggets
Timberwolves

Favorites to Win 2017 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions

Vegas Betting Favorites

Western Conference – No surprise here. The Golden State Warriors are the team to beat. As of right now, Vegas has Warriors listed at -175. Golden State owns the NBA’s best record going into the All-Star break at 47-9. Amazing to think that’s how many games the Warriors lost all of last season. That’s not to say this year’s team isn’t better. As long as the four super stars stay healthy, it’s hard to imagine this team losing a 7-game series.

Eastern Conference – Not exactly a shocker here either. The Cleveland Cavaliers own the second best odds at +325. It’s been an up and down season for the defending champs. LeBron James has called out ownership to improve the roster. Kevin Love is out for an extended time for knee surgery. Still, it’s hard to bet against James. At least when it comes to winning the east. He’s won the conference each of the last six years.

My Prediction – Warriors (-175)

The last two years haven’t exactly provided a lot of excitement in terms of value. I would love to go out on a limb and pick someone other than the Warriors or Cavs. It’s just not going to happen. We have pretty much known prior to the season starting that this was going to be the case. You can’t ever count out James regardless of the circumstances. However, I just think the addition of Durant is going to be too much to overcome. Keep in mind, this is still a work in progress with Golden State. They are still learning how to play with each other.

Recent NBA Champion Winners & Vegas Odds to Win Title

YearTeamPreseasonDec. 1All-Star BreakPlayoffs (Start)
2015-16Cleveland Cavaliers+300+280+340+475
2014-15Golden State Warriors+2800+800+425+175
2013-14San Antonio Spurs+1200+750+900+330
2012-13Miami Heat+225+185+185-125
2011-12Miami Heat+225+175+150+200
2010-11Dallas Mavericks+2000+2200+1600+1800
2009-10Los Angeles Lakers+225+225+225+225
2008-09Los Angeles Lakers+300
2007-08BostonĀ Celtics+450
2006-07San Antonio Spurs+550
2005-06Miami Heat+280