Odds To Win NBA Championship Title 2019

Odds To Win 2019 NBA Title

In what was probably the most boring and predictable NBA Finals in history, the Warriors once again won the NBA Title over the Cavs. The 2018-2019 NBA season will finally move on from the Warriors-Cavs “pattern”, as Lebron James has signed with the LA Lakers. The favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals are listed below with the Warriors leading the way at -190 odds, followed by the Celtics, Bucks, Rockets and Lakers.

2019 NBA Champion Odds:

(odds updated 1/22/19)

Golden State Warriors -190
Toronto Raptors +650
Boston Celtics +950
Milwaukee Bucks +1200
Houston Rockets +1500
Los Angeles Lakers +1800
Philadelphia 76ers +1900
Oklahoma City Thunder +2000
Denver Nuggets +2500
San Antonio Spurs +5500
Indiana Pacers +6500
Utah Jazz +7000
Portland Trail Blazers +7500
Charlotte Hornets +10000
Detroit Pistons +10000
Los Angeles Clippers +10000
Miami Heat +10000
New Orleans Pelicans +10000
Brooklyn Nets +12500
Minnesota Timberwolves +12500
Washington Wizards +12500
Sacramento Kings +15000
Dallas Mavericks +20000
Memphis Grizzlies +20000
Orlando Magic +20000
Atlanta Hawks +200000
Chicago Bulls +250000
Cleveland Cavaliers +250000
New York Knicks +250000
Phoenix Suns +250000

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 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 Spread Picks to see which team may pull a big upset.

Previous NBA Champions

wdt_ID Year Champion Results Opponent
1 2018 GS Warriors 4-0 Cleveland Cavs
2 2017 GS Warriors 4-1 Cleveland Cavs
3 2016 Cleveland Cavs 4-3 GS Warriors
4 2015 GS Warriors 4-2 Cleveland Cavs
5 2014 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 Miami Heat
6 2013 Miami Heat 4-3 San Antonio Spurs
7 2012 Miami Heat 4-1 Oklahoma City Thunder
8 2011 Dallas Mavericks 4-2 Miami Heat
9 2010 Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Boston Celtics
10 2009 Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Orlando Magic
Year Champion Results Opponent