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: 9:00 PM ET December 20, 2017.

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Well into the second third of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, Houston continues to lead the way as the Rockets (25-5) hold a slim half-game lead on defending Champion Golden State. That may change soon though – depending on the severity of a knee injury Paul George suffered on 20/12/17. It had an affect on the game he left as the Rockets 14-game winning streak was snapped during a 122-116 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Four of Houston’s five losses have been on their Toyota Center home court.

Golden State (24-6) now has the league’s longest current winning streak as the Warriors have posted ten straight wins. While the run is impressive - the teams they have taken out have a combined 126-172 record. The Champs have moved into second overall as they moved past Boston (26-8) who have stumbled some during a 6-4 stretch. Cleveland (23-9) sits in fourth while Toronto, who are on a 9-1 roll, are fifth. The Raptors (21-8) position looks even better when one considers they have played more games on the road than they have at home.

NBA 2017-18 Championship Futures Movement

Eastern Conference Championship NBA Odds Refresh

Although we haven’t hit the halfway point yet, the “Big Three” Eastern Conference squads have pulled away from the rest of the field. Boston continues to shine on defence as their 98.3 PPG allowed is the lowest total in the East. Offense has been a problem though as Boston’s 103.4 PPG scored is eleventh overall. Cleveland has played two less contests and sit two games out of first place. Toronto are 2.5 back, with five less matches played, and 29 of their final 53 contests will be played at home – where they have a league best 11-1 record.

Looking at the best of the rest, Indiana sits fourth overall as they are seven games behind Boston. The Pacers have a half-game lead over Milwaukee, Washington and Detroit, while New York rounds out the current squads holding a playoff position, as the Knicks are eight games off the pace. Philadelphia is proving to be more hype than substance as the 76ers have struggled during a recent 3-9 slide to fall out of a playoff position. It’s not wise to look past the top three if you are wagering on the eventual Eastern Conference Champion.

East Title Betting Advice: Like Toronto? Bet the Raptors +1200 price at Bodog ASAP!

Last NBA Eastern Final Futures Update: 9:30 PM ET Wednesday, December 20, 2017. 

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

Eastern Conference 
BOS Celtics  +220 to +250   +200 to N/C 
 +240 to +250 
 +250 to N/C 
TOR Raptors  +1200 to +850   +1600 to +1200 
 +1000 to +1200 
 +1100 to N/C 
CLE Cavaliers  -152 to -161   -150 to -160 
 -125 to -140 
 -134 to -143 
DET Pistons  +3300 to +4000   +3300 to +4000 
 +3000 to +4000 
 +2800 to N/C
MIL Bucks  +1600 to +1200   +1600 to +2000 
 +1800 to +1200 
 +1800 to +1600 
WAS Wizards  +120 to +1100   +1000 to +1200 
 +900 to +1100 
 +900 to +1000 
IND Pacers  +15K to +6600  +15000 to +6600 
 +8000 to +7000 
 +8000 to N/C 
NY Knicks  +20000 to N/C   +20000 to N/C   +8000 to +9000 
 +8000 to N/C 
MIA Heat  +6600 to +2800   +6000 to +6600 
 +3500 to +2800 
 +2800 to N/C 
PHI 76ers  +2500 to +1600   +2500 to +1600 
 +3000 to +3500 
 +2800 to +3300 
BKN Nets  +50000 to +30000   +30000 to +OTB 
 +20000 to N/C
 +20000 to N/C
CHA Hornets  +6500 to +15K   +6600 to +15K 
 +7000 to N/C
 +8000 to N/C
ORL Magic  +20000 to N/C 
 +20000 to OTB
 +8000 to +12.5K 
 +10000 to N/C 
CHI Bulls  +50000 to N/C   +50000 to OTB   +50000 to +30K
 +50000 to N/C 
ATL Hawks  +50000 to N/C 
 +30000 to  OTB 
 +35000 to +30K 
 +20000 to N/C 

Eastern Conference Futures Odds Movement

Western Conference Championship NBA Odds Refresh

Continuing their fierce fight, Houston and Golden State remain as the best of the bunch in the Western Conference Championship race. As mentioned above, the Rockets have a half game lead on the Warriors who they will face twice more during the regular season. Mark January 4, and 20, 2018, on your calendar as the West leaders will play out their season series during a pair of games in Houston. The Warriors end December with six home games, starting on Friday vs the Lakers, but then play eight of their next ten matches on the road. 

Bolstered by their league leading 98.1 PPG allowed – San Antonio has a firm grip on third in the West as the Spurs (21-10) have a 3.5 lead on fourth place Minnesota. The Timberwolves (19-13) have a 2.5 game lead on Portland and Oklahoma City in the Northwest Division as the Blazers (16-14) and Thunder sit fifth and sixth overall in the West standings. Denver (16-15) and New Orleans (15-16) round out the top eight playoff positioned teams but they have both struggled during recent 4-6 runs. Four West teams have been pushed OTB at Bodog.

West Title Betting Advice: Like the Spurs defense? San Antonio is +900 at Betway.

Last NBA Western Final Futures Update: 9:30 PM ET Wednesday, December 20, 2017. 

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

Western Conference 
HOU Rockets   +350 to +400   +350 to +550  
+450 to N/C 
 +400 to N/C
GS Warriors  -227 to -312   -225 to -250 
 -295 to -280 
 -300 to N/C
SA Spurs  +800 to N/C   +800 to +900 
 +900 to +800 
 +900 to N/C 
MIN Timberwolves   +2500 to +1800   +2500 to +3300 
 +2000 to +1800 
 +1800 to N/C
POR Trail Blazers   +5000 to +8000 
 +5000 to +10000 
 +8000 to N/C 
 +6600 to N/C
DEN Nuggets  +5000 to N/C
 +5000 to +10000 
 +5500 to +5000 
 +5000 to N/C 
OKC Thunder   +1000 to +1200 
 +1000 to +1200 
 +1200 to +1300 
 +1200 to N/C 
NO Pelicans   +10000 to +7000 
 +10000 to N/C
 +7000 to N/C 
 +8000 to N/C
UTA Jazz   +10000 to +20000   +10000 to +15000  
 +7000 to N/C 
 +8000 to N/C
LA Clippers   +10000 to N/C 
 +10000 to +20000 
 +10000 to N/C 
 +8000 to N/C
LA Lakers   +20000 to N/C 
 +20000 to N/C 
 +15000 to +12500 
 +12500 to N/C
PHX Suns   +50000 to +100K 
 +50000 to OTB
 +60000 to +75000 
 +50000 to N/C 
SAC Kings   +50000 to +100K 
 +30000 to OTB
 +60000 to N/C 
 +50000 to N/C 
MEM Grizzlies   +10000 to +50000 
 +10000 to OTB
 +10000 to +150K
 +10000 to N/C
DAL Mavericks   +50000 to +100K 
 +30000 to OTB 
 +60000 to +75000 
 +50000 to N/C

Western Conference Futures Odds Movement

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 15 January
FT Charlotte Hornets 118 - 107 Detroit Pistons +127 -135 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 111 - 117 Philadelphia 76ers -122 +115 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 104 - 95 Washington Wizards +180 -208 Odds
FT New York Knicks 119 - 104 Brooklyn Nets +148 -154 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 99 - 102 Atlanta Hawks -204 +200 Odds
FT Miami Heat 111 - 119 Chicago Bulls +108 -112 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 114 - 123 Memphis Grizzlies +150 -159 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 88 - 95 Thunder +650 -1000 Odds
FT Warriors 118 - 108 Cleveland Cavaliers -222 +210 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 109 - 94 Utah Jazz +185 -196 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 102 - 113 L.A. Clippers -172 +175 Odds
Tuesday 16 January
FT Wolves 102 - 108 Orlando Magic -345 +340 Odds
AOT Pelicans 116 - 113 Boston Celtics +210 -208 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 102 - 105 Denver Nuggets +230 -250 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 111 - 118 Blazers +500 -556 Odds
Wednesday 17 January
FT Washington Wizards 109 - 133 Charlotte Hornets +115 -125 Odds
FT Pelicans 93 - 94 Atlanta Hawks -135 +125 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 100 - 95 Brooklyn Nets -185 +170 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 91 - 96 Toronto Raptors +365 -370 Odds
FT Warriors 119 - 112 Chicago Bulls -357 +320 Odds
FT New York Knicks 99 - 105 Memphis Grizzlies -130 +125 Odds
FT Miami Heat 106 - 101 Milwaukee Bucks +170 -185 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 90 - 114 Thunder +420 -455 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 120 - 105 Sacramento Kings -169 +160 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 104 - 109 L.A. Clippers +163 -167 Odds
Thursday 18 January
FT Philadelphia 76ers 89 - 80 Boston Celtics +130 -141 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 103 - 104 Cleveland Cavaliers +650 -769 Odds
FT Wolves 98 - 116 Houston Rockets +185 -196 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 86 - 100 Blazers +170 -175 Odds
Friday 19 January
FT San Antonio Spurs 83 - 86 Toronto Raptors +230 -233 Odds
FT Miami Heat 95 - 101 Brooklyn Nets -161 +140 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 122 - 112 Detroit Pistons -105 -115 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 88 - 106 Memphis Grizzlies +230 -270 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 108 - 100 Denver Nuggets +385 -417 Odds
FT New York Knicks 117 - 115 Utah Jazz +210 -227 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 86 - 99 L.A. Lakers -135 +125 Odds
Saturday 20 January
FT Thunder 148 - 124 Cleveland Cavaliers +140 -161 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 113 - 97 Atlanta Hawks +110 -130 Odds
FT Miami Heat 106 - 105 Charlotte Hornets +250 -303 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 104 - 111 Pelicans +325 -455 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 94 - 116 Philadelphia 76ers +275 -303 Odds
FT Warriors 108 - 116 Houston Rockets -145 +125 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 109 - 115 Wolves -110 +108 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 113 - 125 Utah Jazz +130 -141 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 108 - 117 Blazers +195 -208 Odds
Sunday 21 January
FT Orlando Magic 103 - 95 Boston Celtics +535 -667 Odds
FT New York Knicks 107 - 127 L.A. Lakers -125 +105 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 101 - 100 Detroit Pistons +215 -233 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 94 - 86 San Antonio Spurs +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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