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-23069.70%
Raptors+75011.76%
Celtics+9509.52%
Bucks+9509.52%
76ers+10009.09%
Lakers+11008.33%
Rockets+14006.67%
Thunder+16005.88%
Nuggets+22004.35%
Spurs+70001.41%
Jazz+75001.32%
Trail Blazers+100000.99%
Pacers+125000.79%
Pistons+125000.79%
Hornets+125000.79%
Heat+125000.79%
Clippers+150000.66%
Nets+150000.66%
Mavericks+150000.66%
Pelicans+175000.57%
Timberwolves+175000.57%
Wizards+175000.57%
Kings+200000.50%
Magic+250000.40%
Grizzlies+350000.28%
Hawks+2000000.05%
Knicks+3000000.03%
Suns+3000000.03%
Bulls+3000000.03%
Cavaliers+3000000.03%
Team3-Jan1-Oct19-Jul12-Jun
Warriors-150-195-175+125
Raptors+600+1400+5500+6000
Celtics+950+500+550+600
Bucks+1800+10000+10000+7500
76ers+1700+1600+1400+450
Lakers+1600+1000+650+1200
Rockets+1400+850+650+400
Thunder+2000+3000+4000+7500
Nuggets+3300+12500+10000+10000
Spurs+7000+8000+6600+2500
Jazz+6500+7500+9000+7500
Trail Blazers+7000+15000+10000+10000
Pacers+6000+12500+10000+10000
Pistons+9000+30000+30000+50000
Hornets+10000+30000+30000+50000
Heat+11000+30000+30000+4000
Clippers+9000+25000+20000+10000
Nets+12500+45000+40000+50000
Mavericks+15000+25000+14000+50000
Pelicans+9000+12500+12500+7500
Timberwolves+11000+15000+10000+7500
Wizards+13500+10000+10000+10000
Kings+15000+50000+40000+50000
Magic+25000+45000+40000+50000
Grizzlies+10000+50000+50000+50000
Hawks+150000+40000+35000+50000
Knicks+20000+40000+20000+15000
Suns+25000+40000+50000+25000
Bulls+150000+30000+30000+50000
Cavaliers+250000+45000+40000+2500

Odds to Win Each Conference

EastWest
Bucks+175Warriors-370
Raptors+185Rockets+675
Celtics+215Lakers+900
76ers+240Thunder+1100
Pacers+3500Nuggets+1100
Nets+7500Spurs+3500
Hornets+7500Jazz+4000
Pistons+7500Blazers+4500
Heat+7500Clippers+5500
Wizards+9000Mavericks+9000
Magic+15000Timberwolves+9000
Hawks+60000Pelicans+10000
Bulls+150000Kings+10000
Knicks+150000Grizzlies+25000
Cavs+150000Suns+150000

Odds to Win Each Division

AtlanticPacific
Raptors-675Warriors-100000
Celtics+525Lakers+3500
76ers+650Clippers+4000
NetsKings+8000
KnicksSuns
CentralNorthwest
Bucks-10000Nuggets-125
Pacers+700Thunder+150
PistonsBlazers+750
BullsJazz+1000
CavsTimberwolves+8500
SoutheastSouthwest
Hornets+110Rockets-445
Heat+175Spurs+240
Magic+290Mavericks+2000
Wizards+750Pelicans+5000
HawksGrizzlies+10000

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

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
2007-08Boston Celtics+450
2006-07San Antonio Spurs+550
2005-06Miami Heat+280