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 – It’s no surprise who the favorite is in the west. The Warriors are without a doubt the team to beat. All they did was go 15-1 to close out the regular season. Not to mention they welcomed back Kevin Durant from injury and he isn’t showing much rust. Right now Golden State is -250 to win the west and -160 to win the NBA Finals.
If there were to be an upset it likely wouldn’t come until the Western Conference Finals, where they will likely meet either the Rockets or Spurs.
Eastern Conference – While the Celtics overtook the Cavs for the No. 1 seed in the east, oddsmakers aren’t going against LeBron James. Cleveland is even a bigger favorite to make it out of the east at -275. Does that really shock you? No one has been able to overtake James in the Eastern Conference. As bad as Cleveland has looked, it’s hard not to think they won’t just turn on the switch.
If by chance the Cavs don’t get it figured out, it’s anyone’s guess who will make it out of the east. The obvious choices would be the Celtics, Wizards or Raptors, but there’s not a huge gap between the other four teams.
My Prediction – Warriors (-160)
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 Cavaliers. 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.
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|