When we last looked in on NBA Championship futures, the season was just getting started on October 24th so now felt like a good time to check back in and see what has changed. There have been quite a few movers, but the top two teams have remained the same and the Golden State Warriors have actually gotten worse odds to win it all.
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The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers have stayed the same and with no one in the East to truly challenge them, it’s hard to see this changing as long as LeBron James exists. The rematch is coming.
The biggest mover at the top of the board has to be the Los Angeles Clippers who went from +2500 to +650, the best odds outside of Cleveland and Golden State. They’ve looked amazing early this season with great bench play led by Austin Rivers. This could be the last stand of the DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin team and they seem to be making the most of it. Of course, the regular season has never been their problem. It’s getting past the second round of the playoffs that’s been their kryptonite.
Improving but falling behind the Clippers is the Spurs who went from +900 to +800. Kawhi Leonard is making an MVP run down there, but it’s hard to say where they are going to fit in the Western Conference playoffs.
One number I don’t quite understand is the Boston Celtics dropping from +1800 to +3300. They’ve played 21 games and have only had Al Horford for 11 of them. Jae Crowder, who was arguably their best player last season, has missed eight games. Once these guys get healthy this team is going to be right up there. Should they be a favorite? No, but they are easily a top four team in the East.
A preseason number that didn’t make sense was the Hornets +30000 and that has been corrected and is now +7500. Still not a very smart bet, but at least it makes sense now. The same can be said about the Houston Rockets who went from +10000 to +3300 and the Atlanta Hawks who went from +10000 to +5000.
Complete odds are below courtesy of Bovada. You can bet on NBA futures and all your NBA action at http://www.Bovada.lv
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|Team||Odds 10/24||Odds 12/6|
|Golden State Warriors||-125||-110|
|San Antonio Spurs||+900||+800|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+2500||+650|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+4000||+5000|
|New York Knicks||+5000||+7500|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+7500||+7500|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+10000||+50000|
|Los Angeles Lakers||+20000||+10000|