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 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 futures table on a monthly basis during the regular season.

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

Last Bet365 NBA Championship Finals Price Update: 4:30 PM ET December 7, 2017.

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NBA Hot and Not Update: December 2017

Balancing out some, after a rocky start by a few teams, the overall standings in the National Basketball Association are starting to look more like they were expected to. Despite losing prized off-season acquisition Gordon Hayward, Boston hasn’t skipped a beat, as the Celtics haven’t lost two in a row since they opened at 0-2 and they own the top NBA perch with a 22-4 record. Houston (18-4) who are on a 13-1 recent run and Golden State (20-6) are both two games behind Boston. The Rockets and Warriors are waging a great duel in the West.

Anyone kicking dirt on Cleveland, after King James & Crew opened on wonky 5-7 run, may have jumped the gun as the Cavaliers (18-7) are red-hot with a 13 game winning streak and are just 3.5 games behind Boston in fourth place. Though stymied some, after a slow 7-5 start, Toronto rounds out the top five as the Raptors are 8-2 over their last ten contests and they are five games off the pace with a 15-7 mark. Posted at Bet365, the Raptors +6600 ML preseason price has shrunk to +4000 early in the second quarter of the 2017-18 NBA season.

December NBA Championship Advice: The Warriors (-180) line will lose value moving forward.

NBA 2017-18 Championship Futures Movement

Eastern Conference Championship NBA Odds Refresh 

Picking up the pieces, after being broken by a terrible injury to an All Star a little over five minutes into a new season, is never easy. The Crew in Boston deserves huge props though as players like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier have stepped up to keep the Celtics Eastern Conference Championship hopes alive. It also helps that the Celtics other new star, Kyrie Irving, is averaging 23.5 PPG and the Celtics defense (97.2 PA PG) is the best squad in the NBA. A long way from the finish line – we still like Boston as a top contender in the East.

Expecting Cleveland and Toronto to contend all season, the East is a three-horse race at this point as the Celtics, Cavaliers and Raptors have a 26-4 combined record over their last ten games. Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, who sit fourth through sixth, posted a 16-14 record over the same amount of contests. Although fairly hot out of the gate, we warned against buying into the Pistons and Orlando Magic and they’ve both cooled considerably. If you want to buy a horse in the East race – we suggest picking from the current top three.

Last NBA Eastern Final Futures Update: 5:15 PM ET December 7, 2017. 

Shaded Green = Best Buy Teams listed by current Eastern Conference standings.

Eastern Conference 
BOS Celtics  +400 to +220   +400 to +200 
 +450 to +240 
 +350 to +250 
CLE Cavaliers  -161 to -152   -200 to -150 
 -180 to -125 
 -162 to -134 
TOR Raptors  +1300 to +1200   +1600 to N/C 
 +1200 to +1000 
 +1400 to +1100 
DET Pistons  +4000 to +3300   +7500 to +3300 
 +4000 to +3000 
 +4000 to +2800 
PHI 76ers  +3000 to +2500   +4000 to +2500 
 +3000 to N/C 
 +4000 to +2800 
MIL Bucks  +1200 to +1600   +1400 to +1600 
 +1200 to +1800 
 +1200 to +1800 
IND Pacers  +15000 to N/C  +15000 to N/C 
 +15000 to +8000 
 +8000 to N/C 
WAS Wizards  +650 to +1200   +1000 to +1200 
 +700 to +900 
 +800 to +900 
NY Knicks  +12500 to +20000   +25000 to +20000   +12500 to +8000 
 +10000 to +8000 
MIA Heat  +4000 to +6600   +4000 to +6000 
 +4000 to +3500 
 +3000 to +2800 
ORL Magic  +5000 to +20000   +10000 to +20000 
 +5000 to +8000 
 +20000 to +10000 
BKN Nets  +12000 to +50000   +30000 to +OTB 
 +10000 to +20000 
 +15000 to +20000 
CHA Hornets  +6000 to +6600   +6600 to N/C  
 +6000 to +7000 
 +6600 to +8000 
ATL Hawks  +20000 to +50000 
 +30000 to  OTB 
 +20000 to +35000 
 +20000 to N/C 
CHI Bulls  +20000 to +50000  +50000 to OTB   +20000 to +50000 
 +15000 to +50000 

Eastern Conference Futures Odds Movement

Western Conference Championship NBA Odds Refresh

There is a similar story playing out in the Western Conference as the top three clubs appear to be the cream of the crop. Houston, who’ve played four games less than Golden State, has been on fire as the Rockets are led by the league’s top scorer James Harden who is averaging 31.7 points per game. The Warriors, who opened with an incredible 38-6 run last year, have already lost six games this season and currently sit with a 20-6 record. That said, the Champs are the top scoring NBA team as they are averaging a whopping 117.8 points per game. 

San Antonio, despite ranking 25th overall in scoring (101.3 PPG) are just 2.5 games behind the Rockets and Warriors thanks largely to their second ranked defense that’s allowing 97.3 PPG. As it is East, the top three teams in the West are running hot with a 25-5 record while the next three teams have stumbled to a 15-15 mark. Led by Minnesota, who are 15-11, the fourth through eighth positions are separated by just a game and half. Oklahoma City, one of our preseason picks, needs to pick up the pace as the Thunder are sitting ninth overall. 

Last NBA Western Final Futures Update: 5:15 PM ET December 7, 2017.

Shaded Green = Best Buy Teams listed by current Western Conference standings.

Western Conference 
HOU Rockets   +550 to +350   +650 to +350  
+550 to +450 
 +550 to +400 
GS Warriors  -333 to -227   -250 to -225 
 -275 to -290 
 -286 to -300 
SA Spurs  +850 to +800   +800 to N/C 
 +850 to +900 
 +900 to N/C 
MIN Timberwolves   +2200 to +2500   +3300 to +2500 
 +2200 to +2000 
 +2500 to +1800 
POR Trail Blazers   +8000 to +5000 
 +5000 to N/C
 +10000 to +8000 
 +10000 to +6600 
DEN Nuggets  +5000 to N/C
 +10000 to +5000 
 +5000 to +5500 
 +5000 to N/C 
UTA Jazz   +8000 to +10000   +10000 to N/C 
 +8000 to +7000 
 +10000 to +8000 
NO Pelicans   +8000 to +10000 
 +15000 to +10000 
 +8000 to +7000 
 +5000 to +8000 
OKC Thunder   +1300 to +1000 
 +800 to +1000 
 +1300 to +1200 
 +1200 to N/C 
LA Clippers   +4500 to +10000 
 +3300 to +10000 
 +4500 to +10000 
 +5000 to +8000 
LA Lakers   +12500 to +20000
 +20000 to N/C 
 +12500 to +15000 
 +8000 to +12500 
PHX Suns   +25000 to +50000 
 +50000 to OTB
 +25000 to +60000 
 +50000 to N/C 
MEM Grizzlies   +4000 to +10000 
 +10000 to N/C
 +10000 to N/C
 +10000 to N/C
SAC Kings   +25000 to +50000 
 +30000 to OTB
 +25000 to +60000
 +50000 to N/C 
DAL Mavericks   +15000 to +50000 
 +30000 to OTB 
 +30000 to +60000 
 +30000 to +50000 

Western Conference Futures Odds Movement

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 04 December
FT Orlando Magic 94 - 104 Charlotte Hornets +270 -278 Odds
FT New York Knicks 97 - 115 Indiana Pacers +500 -714 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 115 - 101 Philadelphia 76ers +400 -588 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 110 - 90 Atlanta Hawks -105 -115 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 100 - 111 Boston Celtics +175 -208 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 113 - 91 Chicago Bulls -455 +325 Odds
FT Wolves 92 - 95 Memphis Grizzlies -145 +125 Odds
FT Warriors 125 - 115 Pelicans -455 +325 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 105 - 122 Dallas Mavericks +125 -125 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 93 - 96 San Antonio Spurs +150 -169 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 69 - 116 Utah Jazz +150 -169 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT Phoenix Suns 113 - 126 Toronto Raptors +900 -1111 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 94 - 100 Thunder +295 -345 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 106 - 92 Blazers +225 -233 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
FT Sacramento Kings 95 - 101 Cleveland Cavaliers +725 -909 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 96 - 98 Indiana Pacers +425 -588 Odds
AOT Atlanta Hawks 106 - 110 Orlando Magic +220 -244 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 90 - 97 Boston Celtics +295 -323 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 88 - 99 New York Knicks +115 -119 Odds
FT Warriors 101 - 87 Charlotte Hornets -161 +140 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 100 - 104 Milwaukee Bucks +165 -189 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 114 - 123 Pelicans +180 -222 Odds
FT Miami Heat 105 - 117 San Antonio Spurs +275 -345 Odds
FT Wolves 113 - 107 L.A. Clippers -196 +185 Odds
Thursday 07 December
FT L.A. Lakers 107 - 104 Philadelphia 76ers +330 -345 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 109 - 99 Phoenix Suns -238 +244 Odds
FT Thunder 95 - 100 Brooklyn Nets -244 +250 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 112 - 101 Utah Jazz -238 +220 Odds
Friday 08 December
AOT Chicago Bulls 119 - 111 Charlotte Hornets +375 -556 Odds
FT Warriors 102 - 98 Detroit Pistons -222 +180 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 102 - 106 Indiana Pacers -154 +145 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 103 - 89 Orlando Magic +110 -130 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 116 - 107 Memphis Grizzlies -222 +180 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 102 - 109 Milwaukee Bucks +250 -303 Odds
AOT Sacramento Kings 116 - 109 Pelicans +350 -500 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 105 San Antonio Spurs +125 -135 Odds
Saturday 09 December
FT Washington Wizards 112 - 113 L.A. Clippers -125 +115 Odds
FT Miami Heat 101 - 89 Brooklyn Nets -130 +120 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 110 - 99 Charlotte Hornets +145 -164 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 110 - 117 Atlanta Hawks +180 -204 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 98 - 105 Cleveland Cavaliers +180 -222 Odds
FT New York Knicks 102 - 104 Chicago Bulls -169 +150 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 100 - 117 Milwaukee Bucks -105 -105 Odds
AOT Thunder 102 - 101 Memphis Grizzlies -200 +170 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 104 - 101 Phoenix Suns -222 +180 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 124 - 117 Blazers -357 +315 Odds
Sunday 10 December
FT Toronto Raptors 102 - 87 Sacramento Kings -370 +328 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 91 - 81 Detroit Pistons -112 +103 Odds
AOT Denver Nuggets 116 - 126 Indiana Pacers +175 -208 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 92 - 97 Wolves +280 -313 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 124 - 131 Pelicans +247 -256 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 107 - 111 New York Knicks +210 -227 Odds

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.

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