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.

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/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

TeamCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Warriors-22062.26%
Bucks+26030.30%
Raptors+90011.76%
Team13-May7-May28-Apr23-Apr11-Apr25-Mar18-Feb3-Jan1-Oct19-Jul12-Jun
Warriors-165-120-150-200-225-220-230-150-195-175+125
Bucks+230+300+700+450+650+850+950+1800+10000+10000+7500
Raptors+750+900+700+1100+950+950+750+600+1400+5500+6000
Trail Blazers+1700+3300+3300+3000+4000+5500+10000+7000+15000+10000+10000
Rockets+400+650+650+1100+1400+1400+1400+850+650+400
76ers+2200+2500+2500+1600+1000+1000+1700+1600+1400+450
Nuggets+2500+2200+3500+1800+1600+2200+3300+12500+10000+10000
Celtics+12500+1200+1400+1600+1800+950+950+500+550+600
Spurs+6000+8000+5000+7000+7000+8000+6600+2500
Thunder+10000+3500+4000+1600+2000+3000+4000+7500
Jazz+20000+6000+7000+7500+6500+7500+9000+7500
Magic+50000+10000+15000+25000+25000+45000+40000+50000
Nets+50000+12500+12500+15000+12500+45000+40000+50000
Clippers+75000+15000+8000+15000+9000+25000+20000+10000
Pacers+8000+8000+12500+6000+12500+10000+10000
Pistons+15000+9000+12500+9000+30000+30000+50000
Heat+10000+12500+11000+30000+30000+4000
Hornets+20000+12500+10000+30000+30000+50000
Wizards+100000+17500+13500+10000+10000+10000
Kings+100000+20000+15000+50000+40000+50000
Lakers+1100+1600+1000+650+1200
Mavericks+15000+15000+25000+14000+50000
Pelicans+17500+9000+12500+12500+7500
Timberwolves+17500+11000+15000+10000+7500
Grizzlies+35000+10000+50000+50000+50000
Hawks+200000+150000+40000+35000+50000
Knicks+300000+20000+40000+20000+15000
Suns+300000+25000+40000+50000+25000
Bulls+300000+150000+30000+30000+50000
Cavaliers+300000+250000+45000+40000+2500

Favorites to Win 2019 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions

It’s time to take an updated look at the odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals. One team has already punched a ticket to the NBA Finals and that’s the Golden State Warriors, who swept the Portland Trail Blazers without a single game from All-Star Kevin Durant.

The Warriors will face the winner of the Bucks/Raptors series, which is tied 2-2 going back to Milwaukee for Game 5 on Thursday.

No surprise that whoever wins the Eastern Conference Finals will be a dog against Golden State. Warriors odds have improved quite a bit in the last few weeks. Golden State was a mere -120 when we check in on the odds in early May. They are now sitting at -220 with the Bucks at +260 and the Raptors at +900.

2018-19 NBA Finals Prediction (Pre-Playoffs) – Golden State Warriors -225

Unlike other sports, where it’s often about who is playing well when the playoffs start, the best team seems to end up on top. I know the Warriors didn’t have the best regular-season compared to previous years, but that’s more a result of them just not caring as much about games that don’t matter.

One of the things that has become a bit of a staple for a team to be considered a true dynasty in the NBA is secure a 3-peat. The Warriors are going for that elusive mark and I don’t see any of these teams getting in the way of them.

Recent NBA Champion Winners & Vegas Odds to Win Title

YearTeamPreseasonDec. 1All-Star BreakPlayoffs (Start)
2017-18Golden State Warriors-175-175-160+135
2016-17Golden State Warriors+200-130-125-160
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