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|
Favorites to Win 2020 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions
I always like to take a look at the odds a few weeks into the season and see what kind of adjustments the books make on teams.
Not a lot has changed at the very top, as the Top 5 teams in terms of odds to win it all is the same as it was when the season started. You got the Lakers/Clippers tied at the top at +300, followed by the Bucks at +600, 76ers at +700 and the Rockets at +800.
Prior to the season the next best odds belonged to the Warriors at +1000, but with Steph Curry now sidelined, Golden State has went from top contender to bottom feeder and are now +10000.
The Jazz/Nuggets are next in line after Houston at +1400. You then have a big gap until we find the Celtics at +2000 and the Raptors at +2500. Another big gap takes place before we run into the Heat, Mavericks and Nets all at +4000. The only other teams with odds better than 100 to 1 are the Trail Blazers/Pacers at +5000 and the Spurs at +6500.
NBA Finals Predictions: Best Value Pick (Celtics +2000)
With Durant not expected to be in a Brooklyn uniform until next season, I think Boston is a team worth taking a shot on. I gave out the Celtics at +2500 before the season started and still see some value at +2000. This is a team everyone was picking to win the East last year, but the chemistry was clearly off with Kyrie Irving. I think replacing him with Kemba Walker is actually a positive. They also still have one of the best head coaches in the league in Brad Stevens.
Boston hasn’t disappointed early as they own the NBA’s best record (9-1) at the time this article was published. They also caught a big break with Gordon Hayward’s wrist injury only expected to have him sidelined for around six weeks.
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|