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 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, their fractional odd would be 3/1 (300/100).
2019 NBA Futures Odds to Win Finals, Conference Titles & Divisions
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
Odds to Win Each Conference
Odds to Win Each Division
Favorites to Win 2019 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions
With the NBA All-Star weekend officially in the books, now is a great time to take a look at the updated odds to win the title, especially with the trade deadline having come and gone since the last time we checked in on the lines.
The odds on favorite is none other than the Golden State Warriors, who after seeing their odds dip a bit in early January are now sitting at -230. The next best team out of the Western Conference is the Los Angeles Lakers at +1100, followed closely by the Houston Rockets at +1400, Oklahoma City Thunder at +1600 and the Denver Nuggets at +2200. No other team in the west has odds better than 70 to 1.
Things are much tighter in the Eastern Conference, where you have a legit 4 contenders fighting it out to make the Finals. The favorite according to the oddsmakers is the Toronto Raptors, who come at +750. However, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are both sitting at +950 and the Philadelphia 76ers are right on their heels at +1000. No other team in the east has odds better than 125 to 1.
2018-19 NBA Finals Prediction – Golden State Warriors (-150)
As long as they are healthy, there’s no one getting in the way of the Warriors securing the elusive 3-peat. There were some doubters when the Warriors were sitting at 25-13 back in early January, but they are now 41-16 and have a full 2-game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference.
There were plenty of speculations with how DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins would fit into the star-studded group already established in Golden State. So far the transition has been better than they could have anticipated. Cousins is averaging 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in just 23.4 minutes a game over his first 11 contests. His PER (19.41) ranks 3rd on the team behind Steph Curry (25.84) and Kevin Durant (25.14) and soon the minute restriction he’s on will be lifted.
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|