Odds To Win The NBA Championship

There was a time when North American “Big Four” sports had defined seasons. The NFL ended on Super Bowl Sunday in February, NBA and NHL Champions were crowned in late May and the MLB World Series winner was determined in October. While the games still end around those times – the hype is 365 days a year now. Part of that excitement is Championship futures as each league has odds posted year-round. 

NBA Finals Futures 2018

Various levels, of “people in charge” in Canada and the USA, protest betting being tied to to their sports. We would have bought that story, way back when the Mob were running the books, but that is simply not the case any longer. That is primarily due to advancements that are being made in the online sports betting industry. Now they all say it (but don’t mean it) as North American Pro, College and Amateur sports receive global publicity since odds for their games are posted every day. We will update our 2018 NBA Finals odds table on a weekly basis as the regular season plays out.

NBA Odds Table Glossary: Rise: Gained Value Fall: Dropped Value Steady: No Change

Last Bet365 NBA Championship Finals Price Update: 7:00 PM ET October 17, 2017

Welcome to Tip-Off Night in the Association as Cleveland vs Boston get the new season underway at 8:00 PM ET on 17/10/17. While prices on the NBA Finals have not changed since our last update (08/10/17) top rated CSB bookmakers have the NBA action covered. Starting with the Cavaliers vs Celtics clash tonight, game lines, prop bets and futures options will be available daily during the 82 game season and throughout the exciting playoff race.

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Welcome to Tip-Off Night in the Association as Cleveland hosts Boston get the new season underway at 8:00 PM ET on 17/10/17. While prices on the NBA Finals have not changed since our last update (08/10/17) top rated CSB bookmakers have the NBA action covered. Starting with the Cavaliers vs Celtics clash tonight, game lines, prop bets and futures options will be available every day during the 82 game season and into the playoffs.

NBA Championship Preseason Price Refresh 08/10/17 

Getting set to join the Significant Seven, which will push the North American major sports throttle up to full power, the National Basketball Association season tips off on October 17, 2017. One couldn’t ask for a more exciting opening night as the Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors are the only contests on the slate. Those rivalry battles feature the season opening “Big Four” NBA Finals top chalk squads.

Preseason action, vanilla as it is, has had little affect on our NBA Championship futures board as Act IV of the Cavs vs Dubs tug-of-war is forecast as the NBA Finals matchup in June 2018. The Warriors (-180) price has gone unchanged while Dwyane Wade reuniting with LeBron James dropped the Cavaliers (+550 to +500) line slightly. Boston and Houston remain tied as third chalk (+800) while the Spurs gained (+100 to +1200) value as the fifth favorite.

This Dog May Have Their Day: Oklahoma City Thunder (+1800) at Bet365

NBA Finals Champion: Boston Celtics (+800) at SportsInteraction

NBA 2017-18 Championship Futures Movement

Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update 08/10/17 

Unsurprising, early in the NBA preseason, LeBron “King” James and Cleveland are top chalk on the Canada Sports Betting Eastern Conference Championship futures betting board. What is slightly surprising is the fact that the Cavaliers have already hit a negative number. Cleveland is retooled, with the additions of Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Dwyane Wade, but it remains to be seen what affect the departure of Kyrie Irving will have on the court.

Welcoming Irving into the fold, along with SF Gordon Hayward who comes over from Utah, Boston is the second overall favorite. The Celtics current best price (+244) at Bet365 is a line that would normally be reserved for the top chalk squad at this time of the year. It’s a huge leap from there as group of five teams are priced between +1200 and +3400 including Canada’s own Toronto Raptors who have a best value (+2000) at Bodog and Bet365.

Pause & Monitor: Philadelphia 76ers (+3330) at BetWay

Preseason East Champion Pick: Boston Celtics (+240) at Bodog 

Last NBA Eastern Final Futures Update: 7:00 PM ET October 17, 2017

 Eastern Conference 
CLE Cavaliers  -153 to -155   -150 
BOS Celtics  +244 to +248    +240 
WAS Wizards  +1200   +1200 
MIL Bucks  +1600 to +1700   +1600 
TOR Raptors  +1300   +2000 
PHI 76ers  +2000 to +2100   +2000  
MIA Heat  +3400   +2800 
DET Pistons  +7700   +7500 
CHA Hornets  +10300   +10000  
CHI Bulls  +25600   +25000    +10000 
NY Knicks  +25600   +25000   +10000  
IND Pacers  +25600   +25000 
ATL Hawks  +30900 
ORL Magic  +50000 to +52560   +50000 
BKN Nets  +50000 to +52560   +50000 

Western Conference Championship Odds Update 08/10/17 

Microscopic, with a current (-275) ML best value at Bodog, defending NBA Champion Golden State is already close to being priced out of the market. The Warriors have posted a 207-39 record, made three straight NBA Finals appearances, and claimed two Larry O’Brien trophies, during the past three seasons. The Dub’s return en masse, as the Owner ponied up and wrote everyone fat cheques, plus Nick Young and Omri Casspi were added as bench help.

Beyond the GSW juggernaut; San Antonio (+800) and Houston (+1000) at SportsInteraction, plus Oklahoma City (+1200) at BetWay are second through fourth favorites. Adding Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson, to compliment rising young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, makes Minnesota a pup to consider as the Timberwolves are (+2800) at Bet365. At this point, we are advising against considering any other team in the West.

Pause & Monitor: Minnesota Timberwolves (+2500) at BetWay

Preseason West Champion: Golden State Warriors (-275) at Bodog

Last NBA Western Final Futures Update: 7:00 PM ET October 17, 2017

 Western Conference 
GS Warriors  -285   -275 
HOU Rockets   +1200 to +1000   +1000  +650 
SA Spurs  +800   +750 
OKC Thunder   +733 
MIN Timberwolves   +1600   +1600 
NO Pelicans   +6600 
LA Clippers   +6600 
DEN Nuggets  +6600  
LA Lakers   +6600  
MEM Grizzlies   +15200 
UTA Jazz   +10100   +10000 
POR Trail Blazers   +10100  
DAL Mavericks   +20000  
SAC Kings   +30000   
PHX Suns   +30000  

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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 17 October
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 102 Cleveland Cavaliers +165 -185 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 122 - 121 Warriors +420 -400 Odds
Wednesday 18 October
FT Charlotte Hornets 90 - 102 Detroit Pistons +130 -141 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 131 - 140 Indiana Pacers +140 -149 Odds
FT Miami Heat 109 - 116 Orlando Magic -161 +150 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 115 - 120 Washington Wizards +240 -256 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 108 - 100 Boston Celtics +125 -122 Odds
FT Pelicans 91 - 103 Memphis Grizzlies +120 -128 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 117 - 111 Dallas Mavericks +190 -208 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 96 - 106 Utah Jazz +130 -135 Odds
FT Wolves 99 - 107 San Antonio Spurs +102 -112 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 105 - 100 Sacramento Kings -286 +270 Odds
FT Blazers 124 - 76 Phoenix Suns -130 +125 Odds
Thursday 19 October
FT Chicago Bulls 100 - 117 Toronto Raptors +825 -1000 Odds
FT New York Knicks 84 - 105 Thunder +600 -714 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 108 - 92 L.A. Lakers -227 +210 Odds
Friday 20 October
FT Atlanta Hawks 91 - 109 Charlotte Hornets +165 -179 Odds
FT Blazers 114 - 96 Indiana Pacers -200 +190 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 92 Philadelphia 76ers +130 -147 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 111 - 115 Washington Wizards +240 -256 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 116 - 97 Milwaukee Bucks +105 +102 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 121 - 126 Brooklyn Nets +110 -120 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 97 - 100 Wolves +165 -179 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 93 - 88 Dallas Mavericks +205 -227 Odds
FT Warriors 128 - 120 Pelicans -435 +405 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 132 - 130 Phoenix Suns +145 -164 Odds
Saturday 21 October
Philadelphia 76ers 19:30 Toronto Raptors +375 -417 Odds
Orlando Magic 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers +600 -714 Odds
Indiana Pacers 20:00 Miami Heat +370 -417 Odds
Detroit Pistons 20:00 New York Knicks -128 +120 Odds
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Chicago Bulls -455 +410 Odds
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Houston Rockets +700 -769 Odds
Warriors 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies -385 +340 Odds
Blazers 20:30 Milwaukee Bucks +135 -149 Odds
Sacramento Kings 21:00 Denver Nuggets +480 -526 Odds
Thunder 21:00 Utah Jazz -208 +186 Odds
Phoenix Suns 22:30 L.A. Clippers +850 -909 Odds
Sunday 22 October
Atlanta Hawks 15:30 Brooklyn Nets
Wolves 19:00 Thunder
Pelicans 21:30 L.A. Lakers

NBA Basketball Future Bets Explained

Betting on the NBA, whether it’s Championship futures, pre-game lines, or LIVE in-game odds, is simple and safe at the online sportsbooks recommended here at Canada Sports Betting. That said, we are moving toward an NBA season unlike any in recent memory. Still about 213 days away from crowning the 2017-18 NBA playoff Champs - Stephen Curry & Crew have a negative (-160) ML. By comparison, Cleveland was tagged with (+250) title odds in 2014-15, Golden State opened the 2015-16 campaign with a (+500) ML and GWS had a (+150) NBA Championship price last year. 

Looking at the NBA East, Cleveland is the team to beat for a third straight year. That is largely due to the Cavaliers having LeBron James, who is arguably the best baller on the Planet, but the Cavs have had a very quiet off-season to date. If there is going to be a Warriors vs Cavaliers Act IV, King James is going to need at least one more “star” than he had last year. Meanwhile, Boston is hot on the Cavs heels as they have been very active during the 2017 free agency period. The sum of the parts, except for the lack of an LBJ caliber star, has moved the Celtics much closer to the Cavs. 

One has to feel for NBA West Crews. Try as they might, it’s tough to keep up with Golden State as the Warriors have built one of the best teams in Association history. That squad is now locked in place, for at least two more years, so everyone continues to chase Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Clay Thompson. Houston is attempting to make a run with the addition of PG Chris Paul but we are not sure if he will be able to mesh with fellow headstrong point-guard James Harden. San Antonio continues to reload but the Spurs are at least one star short of the Warriors Milky Way.

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A major ”perk” of futures betting, no matter the sport, is the huge prices handicappers receive. While that is normally the case across the board in all leagues, as discussed above, the 2017-18 NBA Championship futures feature the Warriors and then everyone else. While bettors can usually find a couple of underdogs with a chance in the preseason – that is difficult to do with this years’ crop of odds. At this early point, we see the Thunder (+3300) as a pup with a shot as Oklahoma City added All-Star SF Paul George who will help make 2016 MVP Russell Westbrook even better.

Here at Canada Sports Betting, along with covering NBA Finals, we are very proud to spotlight the postseason of each of the major North American leagues. When the 2017-18 NBA season tips-off, the MLB, NFL, NCAAF, CFL and MLS Champion runs will be in full flight and we are tracking the playoff prices for each of those competitions. Exciting fire on ice action coincides with the roundball season and, as with all sports, we will update our NHL Stanley Cup futures board on a regular basis. Wagering on Championship futures odds is simple at any of these top ranked online sportsbooks.