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
- 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
While the 2018-19 NBA regular-season has been going on for more than two months, this is the time of year when basketball takes center stage. Not only is it when the fans really start to pay attention, but teams seem to take a different mental approach after Christmas/New Year.
The Golden State Warriors were the overwhelming favorite coming into the season at -195. While they are still considered the team to beat, their odds have dropped down to -150. It’s still an overwhelming lead over the next best team, which is the Toronto Raptors at +600. The only other team with odds better than 10 to 1 is the Boston Celtics at +950.
In terms of the odds, there’s six more contenders behind the Top 3 that have a legit shot. First up is the Houston Rockets at +1400, then it’s the Los Angeles Lakers at +1600, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers at +1700, Milwaukee Bucks at +1800, Oklahoma City Thunder at +2000 and the Denver Nuggets at +3300.
2018 NBA Finals Prediction – Golden State Warriors (-150)
I’m not really sure why the Warriors’ odds have taken a hit. As long as they are healthy, there’s no one getting in the way of their 3-peat. Don’t be fooled by Golden State’s 25-13 record right now. The regular-season is just an extended exhibition for this team. The fact that the Warriors are simply going through the motions and are still one of the top two teams in the West, just goes to show how much better this team is than the rest of the field.
Keep in mind they have played extended periods without their star, Klay Thompson hasn’t been himself, and they will soon be adding an All-Star caliber player in DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins. Chances are the Warriors are going to kick it in gear sooner rather than later, so now is the time to strike on this prop bet.
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|