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|
|Los Angeles Lakers||+200||33.33%|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+300||25.00%|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+10000||0.99%|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+10000||0.99%|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+25000||0.40%|
|San Antonio Spurs||+75000||0.13%|
|New York Knicks||+500000||0.02%|
|Los Angeles Lakers||+200||+225||+240||+275||+300||+300||+300||+350||+250||+1000|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+275||+300||+290||+300||+300||+350||+333||+300||+1000||+700|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+10000||+15000||+16500||+20000||+20000||+15000||+8000||+5000||+2500||+1500|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+10000||+10000||+21500||+25000||+15000||+6000||+6000||+6600||+5000||+6000|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+25000||+10000||+15500||+7000||+5000||+3300||+2800||+3300||+3300||+2500|
|San Antonio Spurs||+75000||+30000||+60000||+10000||+6500||+6000||+6000||+6600||+5000||+4000|
|New York Knicks||+500000||+500000||+700000||+100000||+50000||+25000||+12500||+15000||+3300||+2200|
Favorites to Win 2020 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions
As the calendar nears February, we are just a little over two weeks away from the 2020 NBA All-Star Game and it feels like a good time to check in on the odds to to win the 2020 NBA Championship.
As is the case in most years, there’s just not a lot of change in the NBA odds to win it all, unless there’s a big trade or injury that drastically changes the outlook of a team.
As of right now there’s three teams who appear to be fighting for the title. The Lakers are the overwhelming favorite at +225, but the Bucks aren’t far back at +325 and the Clippers are sitting at +350. No other team in the league has odds better than 10 to 1.
Next in line would be the Rockets at +1100, followed by the 76ers at +1200, Jazz at +1500, Nuggets at +1600 and the Celtics/Mavs at +2000. The only other teams withs odds better than 100 to 1 are the Raptors at +2500, the Heat at +3000 and the Pacers at +6000.
NBA Finals Predictions: Best Value Pick (Celtics +2000)
I think a lot of people are penciling the Bucks into the NBA Finals and I will admit that Milwaukee is the team to beat right now in the Eastern Conference. However, I don’t think it’s as big a lock for them to get to the finals as others. One team that I think can take them down is the Celtics. As long as Boston goes into the postseason healthy, they got the pieces to not only beat the Bucks, but give the Lakers or Celtics a run for their money.
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|