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.
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
- 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
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
|Year||Team||Preseason||Dec. 1||All-Star Break||Playoffs (Start)|
|2014-15||Golden State Warriors||+2800||+800||+425||+175|
|2013-14||San Antonio Spurs||+1200||+750||+900||+330|
|2009-10||Los Angeles Lakers||+225||+225||+225||+225|
|2008-09||Los Angeles Lakers||+300|
|2006-07||San Antonio Spurs||+550|