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
It felt like we had to wait forever for Kawhi to decide on who he will play for in 2019. The Los Angeles Clippers ended up being the destination of choice, as LA was always where he wanted to be. He also got the superstar he wanted to play with in Paul George.
There was some concern that Kawhi was going to the other LA team and would form a new super team with LeBron and Anthony Davis. While it would have been fun to watch, him not going there makes the 2019-20 season one of the more interesting in a while. There’s no longer a team (Warriors) that we all just assume would win the title.
Not a big surprise that the Lakers (+300) and Clippers (+333) are the overwhelming favorites to win the title according to Vegas. However, I feel there are are at least 10 teams with a legit shot to win it all.
The Bucks (+500), 76ers (+750) and Rockets (+750), who just swapped out Chris Paul with Russell Westbrook, are all serious threats to the LA teams. I also think people are sleeping on the likes of the Warriors (+1200), Jazz (+1400), Nuggets (+1600), Celtics (+2200) and Nets (+2500).
As for the other teams on the list, there’s definitely a few others that could surprise, but for the most part the odds for these teams are more useful for an idea of how the oddsmakers rank the teams going into the new season.
If anything happens we will be back to update the odds, otherwise we will wait until closer to the start of the new season (October 22nd).
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|