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Odds To Win NBA Championship 2015

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Odds To Win NBA Title 2015

Odds To Win 2015 NBA Title

The Spurs embarrassed the Miami Heat on their way to a 5th NBA title last season. The 2015 NBA Finals landscape just changed dramatically with Lebron James rejoining Cleveland. The Cavs immediately jumped to the favorite to win the 2014 NBA Title moving from 33/1 odds to 4/1. The Spurs, OKC, Bulls and Rockets round out the top 5 favorites.

2015 NBA Champion Odds from BOVADA

(odds updated 7/14/14)

Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1 (33/1 before Lebron)
San Antonio Spurs 5/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 6/1
Chicago Bulls 7/1
Houston Rockets 8/1
Los Angeles Clippers 10/1
Indiana Pacers 18/1
Golden State Warriors 25/1
Portland Trailblazers 25/1
New York Knicks 30/1 (40/1 before Carmelo re-signed)
Dallas Mavericks 33/1
Los Angeles Lakers 33/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Brooklyn Nets 40/1
Toronto Raptors 40/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Miami Heat 50/1 (3/1 before Lebron left)
New Orleans Pelicans 50/1
Denver Nuggets 66/1
Phoenix Suns 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Boston Celtics 75/1
Charlotte Hornets 75/1
Detroit Pistons 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 200/1
Orlando Magic 200/1
Philadelphia 76ers 200/1
Sacramento Kings 200/1
Utah Jazz 200/1


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NBA Betting Odds to win the NBA Finals
The primary focus of NBA wagering involves betting on the point spreads of individual games, however, NBA futures wagers on the NBA Finals Champ are also quite popular among professional sports bettors.

Bookmakers and bettors will look at several factors in the NBA Finals Futures. The top teams from the prior year are usually among the preseason favorites. Free agent signings, trades and draft picks can alter the perceived value of each team in the offseason. Coaching changes can also have an impact.

In the NFL, there are 53 players on each team’s roster. In MLB, each club has a roster of 25 players. In the NBA, there are only 12 players on each squad. Thus, a certain shift in personnel for a team can have a dramatic and rippling effect on the odds in the pool.

Professional bettors dominate NBA Finals Betting
While many casual fans and bettors will get actively involved in Super Bowl betting and World Series betting odds, they aren’t too active in the NBA Finals. First, the NBA isn’t nearly as popular as the NFL or MLB. Second, it is rare for a long shot to win an NBA title. Because a specific player can be so critical in a team’s value, there are only a small group of teams that have a viable shot at the championship each year. While there are popular teams and long shots that draw interest in pro football and baseball, the NBA betting is usually contained to a select few clubs. Therefore, betting on NBA Futures Champion Odds, is driven by professional gamblers who follow the league closely.

NBA Betting heats up during the playoffs
The NBA playoffs can seem like a marathon to fans and bettors of the sport. While the NFL and MLB postseasons last about a month, the NBA playoffs last a couple of months. When the regular season ends, 16 teams advance to the postseason while the other 14 NBA squads are sent home until the next season. So, over half of the clubs in the initial NBA Finals Vegas Futures are still alive when the postseason begins. In contrast, only 8 of 30 teams make the playoffs in baseball with just 12 of 32 squads advancing to the NFL postseason. With a best-of-seven format in all four rounds of the playoffs, underdogs have a difficult time sticking around against superior teams that have a home court advantage. When looking for an underdog to back in the NBA Playoffs, you want to view the latest NBA Against the Spread rankings to see which team may pull a big upset.

Previous NBA Finals Champions

Year
Champion
Results
Opponent
2014 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 Miami Heat
2013 Miami Heat 4-3 San Antonio Spurs
2012 Miami Heat 4-1 Oklahoma City Thunder
2011 Dallas Mavericks 4-2 Miami Heat
2010 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Boston Celtics
2009 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Orlando Magic
2008 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
2007 San Antonio Spurs 4-0 Cleveland Cavaliers
2006 Miami Heat 4-2 Dallas Mavericks
2005 San Antonio Spurs 4-3 Detroit Pistons
2004 Detroit Pistons 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
2003 San Antonio Spurs 4-2 New Jersey Nets
2002 Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 New Jersey Nets
2001 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Philadelphia 76ers
2000 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Indiana Pacers
1999 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 New York Knicks
1998 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz
1997 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz
1996 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Seattle SuperSonics
1995 Houston Rockets 4-0 Orlando Magic
1994 Houston Rockets 4-3 New York Knicks
1993 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Phoenix Suns
1992 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Portland Trail Blazers
1991 Chicago Bulls 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1990 Detroit Pistons 4-1 Portland Trail Blazers
1989 Detroit Pistons 4-0 Los Angeles Lakers
1988 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Detroit Pistons
1987 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Boston Celtics
1986 Boston Celtics 4-2 Houston Rockets
1985 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Boston Celtics
1984 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 Los Angeles Lakers
1982 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers
1981 Boston Celtics 4-2 Houston Rockets
1980 Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers
1979 Seattle SuperSonics 4-1 Washington Bullets
1978 Washington Bullets 4-3 Seattle SuperSonics
1977 Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers
1976 Boston Celtics 4-2 Phoenix Suns
1975 Golden State Warriors 4-0 Washington Bullets
1974 Boston Celtics 4-3 Milwaukee Bucks
1973 New York Knicks 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1972 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 New York Knicks
1971 Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 Baltimore Bullets
1970 New York Knicks 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1969 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1968 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
1967 Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 San Francisco Warriors
1966 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1965 Boston Celtics 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers
1964 Boston Celtics 4-1 San Francisco Warriors
1963 Boston Celtics 4-2 Los Angeles Lakers
1962 Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers
1961 Boston Celtics 4-1 St. Louis Hawks
1960 Boston Celtics 4-3 St. Louis Hawks
1959 Boston Celtics 4-0 Minneapolis Lakers
1958 St. Louis Hawks 4-2 Boston Celtics
1957 Boston Celtics 4-3 St. Louis Hawks
1956 Philadelphia Warriors 4-1 Fort Wayne Pistons
1955 Syracuse Nationals 4-3 Fort Wayne Pistons
1954 Minneapolis Lakers 4-3 Syracuse Nationals
1953 Minneapolis Lakers 4-1 New York Knicks
1952 Minneapolis Lakers 4-3 New York Knicks
1951 Rochester Royals 4-3 New York Knicks
1950 Minneapolis Lakers 4-2 Syracuse Nationals
1949 Minneapolis Lakers 4-2 Washington Capitols
1948 Baltimore Bullets 4-2 Philadelphia Warriors
1947 Philadelphia Warriors 4-1 Chicago Stags
Trev Rogers

Trev Rogers

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Trev Rogers founded BetVega in 2004 and has grown the site into one of the largest sports information and handicapping web sites on the internet today. Trev and his team of writers covers the latest news in the world of sports, specializing in the NFL, NBA, MLB baseball, college football and college basketball. BetVega employs sports writers and handicappers that specialize in different sports, ensuring that our articles are well-written and offer a unique take on the betting odds for these events. Follow Trev on Twitter and Google+ . You can also see Trev Rogers Picks here on BetVega.com.
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