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. You can also check out our NBA handicapping page for even more information on betting pro basketball.
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/New Year
- All Star Break
- Start of Playoffs
Understanding the Odds
The odds 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, their fractional odd would be 3/1 (300/100).
2020 NBA Futures Odds to Win Finals, Conference Titles & Divisions
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
Favorites to Win 2020 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions
No better time than right after the holidays to take a look at the odds to win the NBA Finals. Unlike a lot of other leagues where there’s a ton of unpredictability, you often know right away which teams are going to be competing for the title in the NBA.
It’s why you really haven’t seen a whole lot of change (at least at the top) in terms of odds to win it all.
The Lakers are the odds on favorites to win it all at +275, but are just slightly ahead of the Clippers at +300 and the Bucks at +375. The only other teams with odds better than 10 to 1 are the Rockets and 76ers, both of which are at +850.
There’s another tier of teams from 15 to 1 to 35 to 1 that we group together. First up it’s the Nuggets at +1500, then you got the Celtics at +1600, Jazz/Mavs at +2000, Heat at +2800 and the Raptors at +3300.
There’s a massive gap after Toronto, as the Pacers own the next best odds at +6000. The Nets and Blazers, both at +7000 are the only other teams with odds better than 100 to 1.
NBA Finals Predictions: Best Value Pick (Celtics +1600)
With Durant not expected to be in a Brooklyn uniform until next season, I think Boston is a team worth taking a shot on. I gave out the Celtics at +2500 before the season started and still see some value at +1600. This is a team everyone was picking to win the East last year, but the chemistry was clearly off with Kyrie Irving. I think replacing him with Kemba Walker is actually a positive. I not only think they can take down the “Greek Freak” and the Bucks, but contend with the two LA teams in the Finals.
Recent NBA Champion Winners & Vegas Odds to Win Title
|Year||Team||Preseason||Dec. 1||All-Star Break||Playoffs (Start)|
|2017-18||Golden State Warriors||-175||-175||-160||+135|
|2016-17||Golden State Warriors||+200||-130||-125||-160|
|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|