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 2019

Various levels, of “people in charge” in Canada and the USA, protest betting being tied 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. Our 2019 NBA Finals futures table receives weekly updates once the regular season begins.

Next Important Date: Training camps open for all NBA teams on 25/09/18.

NBA Odds Table Glossary: Rise = Gained Value, Fall = Lost Value, Steady = No Change

Previous NBA Championship Futures Price Update: 5:00 PM ET on July 2, 2018.

2018-19 Bet365 NBA Finals Latest Odds Refresh: 5:00 AM ET on September 22, 2018.

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NBA Hot and Not: 2018-19 Training Camps Open

Heading to the Land of the Rising Sun soon, for 2018 National Basketball Association preseason Global Games, Philadelphia and Dallas are opening their training camps as this update is being written. The 76ers and Mavericks will square off at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on 05/10/18, and then at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhenon on 08/10/18. That gives those two teams a head start before the remaining camps open on 25/09/18. Official NBA preseason matches begin on 28/09/18 and run until 12/10/18.

We sincerely hope the 76ers trip to China doesn’t wreck them early during the regular season. Beyond the X-Games, which are tempting but should be wagered on with reserved caution, handicappers first real taste of  NBA wagering begins on Opening Night October 16, 2018. There are just two contests on the slate but they are both beauties as Philadelphia visits Boston for an Eastern Conference showdown at 8:00 PM ET and then Oklahoma City clashes with Golden State at 10:30 PM ET to tip-off Western Conference action. 

Since our last update on July 2, 2018, which followed a massive Free Agent frenzy, price changes have been numerous. After the initial shock of LeBron James leaving Cleveland and heading to Los Angeles wore off, Bet365 bookmakers jacked up the lines on 19 squads, reduced the value on eight teams, while NBA futures betting odds remained steady on three major underdogs. Already falling to a negative number (+135 to -175) the two-time defending Champion GS Warriors head into the regular season as blatant (ridiculous) top chalk.

Although their NBA Finals futures odds rose some, Boston (+450 to +550) is basically all alone as second favorites while Houston (+550 to +900) and the LA Lakes (+375 to +1100) both experienced major line increases and sit as third and fourth contenders. Philadelphia (+1000 to +1500) had their value increased by 33% while Canada’s own Raptors (+4000 to +1500) had the biggest price decrease of any squad and Toronto is tied with the 76ers as fifth favorites. We will be watching, but a Dubs Crew triple-dip still feels imminent.

2018-19 NBA Finals Futures Movement

Eastern Conference 2018-19 Championship Odds

While not as extreme, as the number Golden State has been tagged with in the West, Boston heads into the 2018-19 NBA season as top chalk in the Eastern Conference. Hoping SF Gordon Hayward is fully recovered, from his devastating dislocated and fractured left tibia injury suffered in Game 1 last season, the Celtics currently have a (-110) best value at Bet365. Despite LeBron James leaving the East, we are slightly surprised by the negative number as Philadelphia and Toronto are both lurking behind Boston.

Led by PG Ben Simmons, C Joel Embiid and SG J.J. Redick, the 76ers are looking to take a step forward after they lost to Boston in the conference semifinals. Offseason changes were prevalent in Toronto as HC Dwane Casey was fired two days after he was named 2017-18 NBA Coach of the Year. That was followed by G/F DeMar DeRozan being traded to San Antonio in exchange for problem child F Kawhi Leonard. There is already talk the Leonard will only play one season for the Raptors. Philadelphia and Toronto are tied as second chalk (+375) at Bodog.

Eastern Conference Final Futures Update: 7:00 AM ET on September 22, 2018.

Teams listed by final 2017-18 Eastern Conference standings. Best Buy Price

Eastern Conference 
TOR Raptors  +291   +375 
 +350 
 +300 
BOS Celtics  -111  -115 
 -110 
 -118 
PHI 76ers  +375   +375 
 +375 
 +350 
CLE Cavaliers  +7000   +8000 
 +7000 
 +6600 
IND Pacers  +2000   +2500 
 +2000 
 +2500 
MIA Heat  +5000   +7000 
 +5000 
 +5000 
MIL Bucks  +1500   +1800 
 +1500 
 +1800 
WAS Wizards  +2200   +1800 
 +2200 
 +2200 
DET Pistons  +5000   +7000 
 +5000  
 +5000 
CHA Hornets  +7000   +8000   +7000  +8000 
NY Knicks  +6000   +8000   +6000 
 +5000 
BKN Nets  +8000  +10000 
 +8000 
 +10000 
CHI Bulls  +8000   +8000  +8000 
 +10000 
ORL Magic  +7000 
 +10000    +7000 
 +10000 
ATL Hawks  +10000 
 +10000    +10000 
 +20000 

Eastern Conference 2018-19 Futures Line Moves

Western Conference 2018-19 Championship Odds

Similar to last season, Golden State rolls into the 2018-19 NBA campaign as overwhelming Western Conference favorites with a (-245) best price at Bodog. Stacked, with one of the most talented group of players ever assembled, it is difficult to see the rest of the West keeping up with the Dubs. Keeping their 2017-18 roster largely together, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all returning for the 3-Peat run. PF DeMarcus Cousins will join the party in December.

Anticipating another Golden State vs Houston West Final, the Rockets are second favorites as James Harden and Crew have a (+550) best price at three of our top four NBA focused sportsbooks. It will be interesting to see how offseason free agent acquisition PF Carmelo Anthony fits in the Lone Star State. Los Angeles, the new home for Lebron “King” James, sits as third chalk but we caution against buying the Lakers (+750) price posted by bookmakers at Bet365. Oklahoma City is distant fourth favorites with a (+2000) top line at Betway.

Western Conference Final Futures Update: 7:00 AM ET on September 22, 2018. 

Teams listed by final 2017-18 Eastern Conference standings. Best Buy Prices

Western Conference 
HOU Rockets   +550   +550 
 +550 
 +500 
GS Warriors  -270   -245 
 -260 
 -286 
POR Trail Blazers   +5500 
 +7500 
 +5500 
 +5000 
OKC Thunder   +2000 
 +1500 
 +2000 
 +2000 
UTA Jazz   +2200   +3500 
 +2200 
 +3300 
NO Pelicans   +4500 
 +6000 
 +4500 
 +5000 
SA Spurs  +3000   +4000 
 +3000 
 +3300 
MIN Timberwolves   +4000   +8000 
 +4000 
 +4000
DEN Nuggets  +4500 
 +7500 
 +4500 
 +5000 
LA Clippers   +8000
 +10000 
 +8000 
 +10000 
LA Lakers   +725 
 +650 
 +750 
 +700 
SAC Kings   +12500 
 +30000 
 +15000 
 +15000 
DAL Mavericks   +8000 
 +9000 
 +8000 
 +6600 
MEM Grizzlies  +10000 
 +17500 
 +10000 
 +15000 
PHO Suns  +10000 
 +17500 
 +10000 
 +8000 

Western Conference 2018-19 Futures Line Moves

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Online Betting Annual Confluence of Sports

Like Cliff Swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, BC fall salmon swimming upstream from the Pacific Ocean, plus the Allegheny and Monongahela joining to form the Ohio River, the start of betting on NBA games brings the North American seven-sport family together. Though the confluence only remains for a short time – it certainly is an exciting event for sports fans. MLB action cuts away from the pack first as the World Series runs until late October. The CFL is next as the Grey Cup Championship plays out on the final Saturday every November.

European style football begins hibernate after the MLS Cup winner is crowned in early December. From there, the NCAAF National Championship plays out one week into January – prior to Super Bowl Sunday in early February. While the streams slows some after that, exciting Stanley Cup and NBA Finals races provide plenty of handicapping thrills until the Boys Of Summer return in late March. Offering simple sign-up, safe and convenient banking options, plus thousands of odds on sports of all sorts, CSB top rated sportsbooks are best bets for Canuck ‘Cappers.

2017-18 NBA Championship Futures Movement

Eastern Conference 2017-18 Futures Movement

Western Conference 2017-18 Futures Movement