Updated NBA Title and Conference Championship Odds

old-people-playing-basketball-photography_5NBA training camps opened this week and the betting lines have bounced around since they were released soon after the start of the NBA Free Agency period.

It’s no surprise that the Golden State Warriors are the favorites headed into this season after signing megastar Kevin Durant. The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t far behind, but then there is a huge gap between those teams and the rest of the field.

There isn’t much juice left on the bone if you feel that either Golden State or Cleveland will win the NBA title. There is place where you can still find some bets with some juice, the division battles.

I am in the large camp that believes either Golden State or Cleveland will win the NBA title, but the San Antonio Spurs with 9/1 odds is tempting. You can never count the Spurs out.

As far as division races go, I see value in the Atlantic, Southeast and Northwest divisions.

I look for the third best odds in each division and decide if it is worth having my money tied up for six or seven months. I think there could be a darkhorse to come out of either the Northwest or Southeast. I’m not a huge fan of either Oklahoma City or Atlanta. I think they are both vulnerable to be passed up in the division.

Odds to Win 2017 NBA Championship
Golden State Warriors – 4/5
Cleveland Cavaliers – 3/1
San Antonio Spurs – 9/1
Boston Celtics – 18/1
Los Angeles Clippers – 25/1
Chicago Bulls – 40/1
Oklahoma City Thunder – 40/1
Toronto Raptors – 40/1
New York Knicks – 66/1
Indiana Pacers – 66/1
Memphis Grizzlies – 66/1
Minnesota Timberwolves – 66/1
Portland Trail Blazers – 75/1
Atlanta Hawks – 100/1
Detroit Pistons – 100/1
Houston Rockets – 100/1
Miami Heat – 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks – 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans – 100/1
Utah Jazz – 100/1
Washington Wizards – 100/1
Dallas Mavericks – 200/1
Los Angeles Lakers – 200/1
Orlando Magic – 200/1
Charlotte Hornets – 300/1
Brooklyn Nets – 500/1
Denver Nuggets – 500/1
Philadelphia 76ers – 500/1
Phoenix Suns – 500/1
Sacramento Kings – 500/1

2017 Eastern Conference Champions
Cleveland Cavaliers – 5/11
Boston Celtics – 5/1
Toronto Raptors – 14/1
Atlanta Hawks – 25/1
Chicago Bulls – 25/1
Indiana Pacers – 28/1
New York Knicks – 28/1
Detroit Pistons – 40/1
Miami Heat – 40/1
Milwaukee Bucks – 40/1
Washington Wizards – 40/1
Orlando Magic – 50/1
Charlotte Hornets – 100/1
Philadelphia 76ers – 150/1
Brooklyn Nets – 200/1

2017 Western Conference Champions
Golden State Warriors – 2/5
San Antonio Spurs – 9/2
Los Angeles Clippers – 12/1
Oklahoma City Thunder – 20/1
Memphis Grizzlies – 33/1
Minnesota Timberwolves – 33/1
Houston Rockets – 50/1
New Orleans Pelicans – 50/1
Portland Trail Blazers – 50/1
Utah Jazz – 50/1
Dallas Mavericks – 100/1
Denver Nuggets – 150/1
Los Angeles Lakers – 150/1
Sacramento Kings – 150/1
Phoenix Suns – 250/1

NBA Odds to win Atlantic Division
Boston Celtics – 20/21
Toronto Raptors – 21/20
New York Knicks – 10/1
Philadelphia 76ers – 125/1
Brooklyn Nets – 250/1

NBA Odds to win Central Division
Cleveland Cavaliers – 1/11
Indiana Pacers – 12/1
Chicago Bulls – 18/1
Detroit Pistons – 25/1
Milwaukee Bucks – 50/1

NBA Odds to win Southeast Division
Atlanta Hawks – 7/4
Washington Wizards – 3/1
Miami Heat – 13/4
Charlotte Hornets – 7/2
Orlando Magic – 33/1

NBA Odds to win Northwest Division
Oklahoma City Thunder – 5/2
Portland Trail Blazers – 13/5
Utah Jazz – 13/5
Minnesota Timberwolves – 10/3
Denver Nuggets – 30/1

NBA Odds to win Pacific Division
Golden State Warriors – 1/100
Los Angeles Clippers – 10/1
Los Angles Lakers – 100/1
Sacramnto Kings – 150/1
Phoenix Suns – 200/1

NBA Odds to win Southwest Division
San Antonio Spurs – 2/19
Memphis Grizzlies – 10/1
Houston Rockets – 20/1
New Orleans Pelicans – 25/1
Dallas Mavericks – 40/1

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Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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