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.30-Mar16-Feb13-Jan3-Oct5-Jul20-Jun
Warriors-16061.54%-125-125-130-130-145+200
Cavaliers+33023.26%+275+325+250+300+350+225
Spurs+60014.29%+600+850+850+900+800+750
Rockets+16005.88%+1200+2000+2800+10000+5000+5000
Celtics+16005.88%+1800+1600+4000+1800+2000+2500
Raptors+33002.94%+5000+4000+2800+4000+2500+2500
Wizards+40002.44%+4000+3300+25000+10000+10000+7500
Clippers+50001.96%+5000+2800+1000+2500+2000+2000
Jazz+66001.49%+5000+5000+5000+10000+5000+10000
Thunder+66001.49%+7500+15000+6600+4000+2500+850
Grizzlies+150000.66%+10000+10000+7500+6600+6600+7500
Hawks+250000.40%+10000+15000+6600+10000+3300+5000
Pacers+250000.40%+20000+20000+10000+6600+6600+7500
Bucks+250000.40%+20000+50000+20000+10000+8000+10000
Bulls+250000.40%+30000+20000+6600+4000+5000+3300
Trail Blazers+300000.33%+30000+50000+10000+7500+8000+7500
Heat+10000+30000+50000+10000+2500+3300
Pistons+30000+30000+15000+10000+8000+7500
Nuggets+30000+50000+50000+15000+10000
Hornets+30000+7500+30000+10000+7500
Knicks+100000+6600+6600+2800+7500
Magic+100000+50000+20000+10000+12500
Kings+100000+50000+50000+20000+10000
Lakers+25000+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-275
Celtics+425
Wizards+900
Raptors+900
Hawks+5000
Bucks+5000
Pacers+6600
Bulls+6600
Heat
Pistons
Hornets
Knicks
Magic
76ers
Nets

Western Conference

TeamOdds
Warriors-250
Spurs+300
Rockets+750
Clippers+2500
Jazz+3300
Thunder+4000
Grizzlies+6600
Trail Blazers+10000
Nuggets
Mavericks
Kings
Lakers
Timberwolves
Pelicans
Suns

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

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