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
  • 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-19566.10%
Celtics+50016.67%
Rockets+85010.53%
Lakers+10009.09%
Raptors+14006.67%
76ers+16005.88%
Thunder+30003.23%
Jazz+75001.32%
Spurs+80001.23%
Bucks+100000.99%
Wizards+100000.99%
Pacers+125000.79%
Nuggets+125000.79%
Pelicans+125000.79%
Timberwolves+150000.66%
Trail Blazers+150000.66%
Mavericks+250000.40%
Clippers+250000.40%
Heat+300000.33%
Pistons+300000.33%
Hornets+300000.33%
Bulls+300000.33%
Knicks+400000.25%
Hawks+400000.25%
Suns+400000.25%
Cavaliers+450000.22%
Magic+450000.22%
Nets+450000.22%
Kings+500000.20%
Grizzlies+500000.20%
Team19-Jul12-Jun
Warriors-175+125
Celtics+550+600
Rockets+650+400
Lakers+650+1200
Raptors+5500+6000
76ers+1400+450
Thunder+4000+7500
Jazz+9000+7500
Spurs+6600+2500
Bucks+10000+7500
Wizards+10000+10000
Pacers+10000+10000
Nuggets+10000+10000
Pelicans+12500+7500
Timberwolves+10000+7500
Trail Blazers+10000+10000
Mavericks+14000+50000
Clippers+20000+10000
Heat+30000+4000
Pistons+30000+50000
Hornets+30000+50000
Bulls+30000+50000
Knicks+20000+15000
Hawks+35000+50000
Suns+50000+25000
Cavaliers+40000+2500
Magic+40000+50000
Nets+40000+50000
Kings+40000+50000
Grizzlies+50000+50000

Odds to Win Each Conference

EastWest
Celtics-130Warriors-245
76ers+375Rockets+550
Raptors+400Lakers+650
Bucks+2000Thunder+1500
Wizards+2200Jazz+3500
Pacers+2500Spurs+4000
Pistons+7000Pelicans+6000
Heat+7000Nuggets+7500
Hornets+8000Blazers+7500
Bulls+8000Timberwolves+8000
Cavaliers+8000Mavericks+9000
Knicks+8000Clippers+10000
Magics+10000Grizzlies+17500
Nets+12500Suns+17500
Hawks+12500Kings+30000

Odds to Win Each Division

AtlanticPacific
Celtics-130Warriors-450
Raptors+270Lakers+700
76ers+300Clippers+5000
Nets+15000Suns+15000
Knicks+20000Kings+50000
CentralNorthwest
Bucks+110Thunder+210
Pacers+130Jazz+220
Pistons+650Nuggets+450
Bulls+3500Timberwolves+550
Cavs+3500Blazers+650
SoutheastSouthwest
Wizards-140Rockets-450
Heat+170Spurs+600
Hornets+1200Pelicans+800
Magic+1600Mavericks+6000
Hawks+7500Grizzlies+6500

Favorites to Win 2019 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions

Believe it or not the start of the 2019 NBA regular-season is just a little over two weeks away, as opening night is set for Tuesday, October 16th. With preseason games already underway, now is a great time to check the future odds.

No surprise that the Warriors remain the overwhelming favorites to win it all. Golden State is currently listed at -195. The Warriors weren’t the team you would expect to make a big splash in free agency, but they managed to land one of the best big men in the game in DeMarcus Cousins. As it stands right now, it’s hard to envision any team stopping Golden State from winning their third straight title.

The biggest contender according to the oddsmakers are the Boston Celtics, who come in at +500. The Celtics are followed closely by the Houston Rockets (+850), Los Angeles Lakers (+1000), Toronto Raptors (+1400) and Philadelphia 76ers (+1600). Shockingly, no other team has odds better than 30 to 1 to win the title.

In fact, there’s only 5 other teams with odds of 100 to 1 or better. Those being the Oklahoma City Thunder (+3000), Utah Jazz (+7500) and San Antonio Spurs (+800), Milwaukee Bucks (+10000) and Washington Wizards (+10000)

To give you an idea of just how different that is to the likes of the NFL. When the 2018 NFL regular-season started 28 of the 32 teams had odds better than 100 to 1 to win the Super Bowl.

We will continue to update the odds over the course of the offseason, so be sure to check back often. You can also click on the archive link above to take a look back at the odds from our previous checkpoints.

2018 NBA Finals Prediction – Golden State Warriors (-195)

I just don’t know how you bet against the Warriors at this point. The best team in the league got even better with the addition of Cousins. While you can’t count out James, no matter what surroundings he has around him, I just don’t feel the Lakers or Rockets have done enough to catch Golden State. If anything, I think the best bet besides the Lakers is the Celtics. As much as I like what the 76ers are doing, I think Boston is the much stronger team and if healthy have enough fire-power to give whoever makes it out of the West a run for their money.

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