NBA Championship Betting Odds Roundup

Heading into the start of the 2014/15 NBA season the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't budged as the favorites on the odds to win the championship, with the San Antonio Spurs and the Chicago Bulls second and third on those title futures at the online sportsbooks.

The Cavaliers will enter the season as the 5/2 NBA championship favorites at Bovada, followed by the Spurs at 7/2, and the Bulls at 11/2. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who could be playing without Kevin Durant for up to the first two months of the season, are set back at 7/1 odds, with the Los Angeles Clippers then listed at 8/1 odds at the sportsbook.

Odds to Win 2015 NBA Championship at Bovada as of October 20 [OddsShark NBA Futures]

Cleveland Cavaliers 5/2
San Antonio Spurs 7/2
Chicago Bulls 11/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 7/1
Los Angeles Clippers 8/1
Dallas Mavericks 20/1
Golden State Warriors 20/1
Houston Rockets 20/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Portland Trail blazers 40/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Miami Heat 50/1
New York Knicks 50/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Brooklyn Nets 66/1
Charlotte Hornets 66/1
Indiana Pacers 66/1
Los Angeles Lakers 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 100/1
Denver Nuggets 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans 100/1
Phoenix Suns 100/1
Boston Celtics 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Orlando Magic 200/1
Sacramento Kings 250/1
Milwaukee Bucks 300/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 300/1
Utah Jazz 300/1
Philadelphia 76ers 500/1

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The Indiana Pacers have lost star Paul George for the season because of a fractured leg, and as a result their odds to win the 2015 NBA championship have dropped considerably at the sportsbooks. Sitting at 20/1 on that list early in the summer, the Pacers are now at 50/1 on those futures.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, have gone all the up to 5/2 on those NBA championship betting odds, with the Pacers now less of a threat to them in the Eastern Conference. The San Antonio Spurs are second at 4/1, with the Chicago Bills set at 11/2.

Odds to Win 2015 NBA Championship at Bovada as of October 6 [OddsShark NBA Futures]

Cleveland Cavaliers 5/2
San Antonio Spurs 4/1
Chicago Bulls 11/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 11/2
Los Angeles Clippers 10/1
Dallas Mavericks 20/1
Houston Rockets 20/1
Golden State Warriors 25/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Portland Trail Blazers 40/1
Indiana Pacers 50/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Miami Heat 50/1
New York Knicks 50/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Brooklyn Nets 66/1
Charlotte Hornets 66/1
Los Angeles Lakers 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 100/1
Denver Nuggets 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans 100/1
Phoenix Suns 100/1
Boston Celtics 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Orlando Magic 200/1
Sacramento Kings 250/1
Milwaukee Bucks 300/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 300/1
Utah Jazz 300/1
Philadelphia 76ers 500/1

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LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, and the Cavaliers are at the top of the updated odds to win the 2015 NBA championship at the online sportsbooks.

With James back as a member of the Cavaliers the oddsmakers at Bovada have boosted them to 7/2 favorites on the 2015 NBA championship odds, while the Miami Heat fell all the way down to 25/1 as they face a future without James. Rounding out the updated Top 5 on that list are the San Antonio Spurs (9/2), Oklahoma City Thunder (13/2), Chicago Bulls (13/2), and Houston Rockets (10/1).

Odds to Win 2015 NBA Championship at Bovada as of July 14:

Cleveland Cavaliers 7/2
San Antonio Spurs 9/2
Chicago Bulls 13/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 13/2
Houston Rockets 10/1
Los Angeles Clippers 10/1
Golden State Warriors 20/1
Indiana Pacers 20/1
Miami Heat 25/1
Dallas Mavericks 33/1
New York Knicks 33/1
Portland Trail Blazers 33/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Los Angeles Lakers 50/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Brooklyn Nets 66/1
New Orleans Pelicans 66/1
Phoenix Suns 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Boston Celtics 75/1
Charlotte Hornets 75/1
Denver Nuggets 75/1
Detroit Pistons 150/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 150/1
Milwaukee Bucks 200/1
Orlando Magic 200/1
Philadelphia 76ers 200/1
Sacramento Kings 200/1
Utah Jazz 200/1

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With LeBron James expected to return to South Beach with a new contract for next season the sportsbooks continue to have the Miami Heat listed as the favorites on the odds to win the 2015 NBA championship with the league's free agency period underway.

The Heat are the +325 favorites on the latest 2015 NBA championship odds at 5Dimes, with Tim Duncan and the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs next at +500, the Oklahoma City Thunder at +650, the Chicago Bulls at +800, and the Los Angeles Clippers rounding out the top tier of contenders for next spring at odds of +900.

Odds to Win 2015 NBA Championship at 5Dimes as of July 1:

Miami Heat +325
San Antonio Spurs +500
Oklahoma City Thunder +650
Chicago Bulls +800
Los Angeles Clippers +900
Indiana Pacers +1700
Houston Rockets +1775
Golden State Warriors +2000
Cleveland Cavaliers +2650
Portland Trail Blazers +3500
Washington Wizards +3500
Brooklyn Nets +3500
Memphis Grizzlies +4500
Toronto Raptors +5000
Dallas Mavericks +5000
New York Knicks +5000
Los Angeles Lakers +5500
Denver Nuggets +7500
Phoenix Suns +7500
New Orleans Pelicans +7500
Charlotte Hornets +8500
Atlanta Hawks +9000
Boston Celtics +9500
Detroit Pistons +12500
Minnesota Timberwolves +12500
Sacramento Kings +12500
Utah Jazz +20000
Orlando Magic +20000
Philadelphia 76ers +25000
Milwaukee Bucks +37500

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The San Antonio Spurs are the 2014 NBA champions, but the Miami Heat are the 2015 NBA championship favorites as futures are released for next season at the online sportsbooks.

Despite their five-game victory over the Heat in the NBA Finals the Spurs don't find themselves pegged as the chalk on the odds to win the 2015 NBA championship, as Bovada opened the Heat as the 3/1 favorites shortly after San Antonio clinched the title.

The Spurs are then tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6/1 on those NBA futures for 2015, with the Los Angeles Clippers at 9/1, and both the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers at 12/1. The Houston Rockets are listed at 16/1 odds.

San Antonio topped Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals this past season after knocking out the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers in the first two rounds. Miami claimed series wins over each of the Bobcats, Nets, and Pacers before falling in the NBA Finals.

Odds to Win 2015 NBA Championship at Bovada as of June 15:

Miami Heat 3/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 6/1
San Antonio Spurs 6/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/1
Chicago Bulls 12/1
Indiana Pacers 12/1
Houston Rockets 16/1
Golden State Warriors 25/1
Portland Trail Blazers 25/1
Brooklyn Nets 28/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 33/1
Dallas Mavericks 33/1
Memphis Grizzlies 33/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Los Angeles Lakers 40/1
New York Knicks 40/1
Toronto Raptors 40/1
Boston Celtics 50/1
Denver Nuggets 50/1
Detroit Pistons 50/1
New Orleans Pelicans 50/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Charlotte Hornets 75/1
Phoenix Suns 75/1
Orlando Magic 150/1
Sacramento Kings 150/1
Utah Jazz 150/1
Milwaukee Bucks 200/1
Philadelphia 76ers 200/1

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The San Antonio Spurs have home-court advantage in this year's NBA Finals against the Miami Heat and opened as favorites for Game 1 of the best-of-seven series, but the oddsmakers at 5Dimes have the two teams listed as dead even on their opening series prices as LeBron James and company look to knock off Tim Duncan's squad for the second straight season for their third straight title.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at 5Dimes as of June 1:

San Antonio Spurs -110
Miami Heat -110

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Holding the leads in their respective conference finals heading into the week, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat are now well ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers on the updated odds to win the NBA championship at the online sportsbooks. Here are those updated NBA futures from Bovada, with the Spurs and the Heat now the heavy chalk.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 25:

San Antonio Spurs -120
Miami Heat +110
Oklahoma City Thunder +1600
Indiana Pacers +2500

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LeBron James and the Miami Heat are now EVEN favorites on the odds to win the NBA championship at the sportsbooks after they knocked out the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the postseason. Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, who have also advanced to the NBA's conference finals, are next at +230 at Bovada on that list.

It's then the Oklahoma City Thunder at +350 and the Indiana Pacers at +1000 on the odds to win the NBA championship as those teams punched their tickets to the conference finals on Thursday night. Oklahoma City will take on San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals, while Indiana will meet Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 15:

Miami Heat EVEN
San Antonio Spurs +230
Oklahoma City Thunder +350
Indiana Pacers +1000

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The 16-team field for the NBA playoffs is now down to eight, but there's no change at the top of the odds to win the NBA championship at the sportsbooks with LeBron James and the Miami Heat entering the second round of the postseason as the 7/5 favorites on those betting lines at Bovada. The San Antonio Spurs are then sitting as 3/1 second-favorites on those updated futures.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 5:

Miami Heat 7/5
San Antonio Spurs 3/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 9/2
Los Angeles Clippers 15/2
Indiana Pacers 12/1
Brooklyn Nets 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers 25/1
Washington Wizards 25/1

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The 16-team field for the NBA playoffs has been set, and it comes as no surprise that the Miami Heat will enter the league's postseason as the clear favorites on the odds to win the NBA championship at the sportsbooks. The Heat hold down NBA title odds of 2/1 at Bovada as the league's regular season wraps up, putting them ahead of the 3/1 Spurs and the 4/1 Thunder on the list.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of April 16:

Miami Heat 2/1
San Antonio Spurs 3/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 4/1
Indiana Pacers 6/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/1
Houston Rockets 20/1
Brooklyn Nets 25/1
Golden State Warriors 28/1
Chicago Bulls 40/1
Portland Trail Blazers 40/1
Dallas Mavericks 66/1
Memphis Grizzlies 66/1
Toronto Raptors 66/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Atlanta Hawks 250/1
Charlotte Bobcats 250/1

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The Miami Heat haven't budged from the top of the odds to win the 2014 NBA championship at the sportsbooks over the first several months of the season, as they sit as the 9/4 favorites on that list. The Indiana Pacers are up to 13/4 odds, with the Oklahoma City Thunder third at 4/1 odds. Here's a look at the updated NBA championship futures at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of March 15:

Miami Heat 9/4
Indiana Pacers 13/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 4/1
San Antonio Spurs 11/2
Los Angeles Clippers 7/1
Houston Rockets 14/1
Golden State Warriors 25/1
Portland Trail Blazers 40/1
Brooklyn Nets 50/1
Chicago Bulls 50/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Toronto Raptors 66/1
Dallas Mavericks 75/1
Phoenix Suns 125/1
New York Knicks 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 300/1
Atlanta Hawks 500/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 500/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 500/1
Detroit Pistons 750/1
Boston Celtics 1000/1

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The Miami Heat haven't budged from the top of the odds to win the 2014 NBA championship at the sportsbooks over the first two months of the season, as they remain the 19/10 favorites on that list. The Indiana Pacers are up to 7/2 after their quick start, with the Oklahoma City Thunder third at 6/1. Here's a look at the updated NBA championship futures at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of January 5:

Miami Heat 19/10
Indiana Pacers 7/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 6/1
San Antonio Spurs 7/1
Golden State Warriors 12/1
Los Angeles Clippers 14/1
Houston Rockets 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers 16/1
Brooklyn Nets 50/1
Chicago Bulls 50/1
Dallas Mavericks 50/1
Memphis Grizzlies 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Denver Nuggets 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
New York Knicks 75/1
Los Angeles Lakers 100/1
Phoenix Suns 100/1
Toronto Raptors 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Boston Celtics 150/1
Detroit Pistons 150/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 200/1
New Orleans Pelicans 250/1
Charlotte Bobcats 300/1
Philadelphia 76ers 300/1
Orlando Magic 500/1
Milwaukee Bucks 1000/1
Sacramento Kings 1000/1
Utah Jazz 1000/1

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The Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are the top favorites on the odds to win the 2014 NBA championship at the sportsbooks, but by landing Dwight Howard in free agency the Houston Rockets have also moved up on that list of NBA title favorites for this season. Here's a look at the updated NBA futures.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of October 15:

Miami Heat 2/1
Chicago Bulls 7/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/1
Brooklyn Nets 10/1
Indiana Pacers 10/1
Houston Rockets 12/1
San Antonio Spurs 12/1
Golden State Warriors 16/1
New York Knicks 22/1
Memphis Grizzlies 28/1
Los Angeles Lakers 33/1
Dallas Mavericks 50/1
Denver Nuggets 50/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 66/1
Detroit Pistons 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Atlanta Hawks 150/1
Boston Celtics 150/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1
Utah Jazz 150/1
Milwaukee Bucks 250/1
Philadelphia 76ers 300/1
Phoenix Suns 300/1
Sacramento Kings 300/1
Charlotte Bobcats 500/1
Orlando Magic 500/1

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The Miami Heat topped the San Antonio Spurs to win their second straight NBA title, and LeBron James and company also opened as the betting favorites to claim their third league crown in a row in 2014. Here's a look at the opening NBA championship futures for the 2013/14 campaign at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 NBA Championship at Bovada as of June 20:

Miami Heat 2/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 11/2
Chicago Bulls 15/2
San Antonio Spurs 17/2
Indiana Pacers 16/1
Los Angeles Clippers 18/1
New York Knicks 18/1
Houston Rockets 20/1
Memphis Grizzlies 20/1
Los Angeles Lakers 22/1
Denver Nuggets 25/1
Golden State Warriors 25/1
Boston Celtics 33/1
Brooklyn Nets 40/1
Dallas Mavericks 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Milwaukee Bucks 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
Philadelphia 76ers 100/1
Portland Trail Blazers 100/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 150/1
New Orleans Pelicans 150/1
Sacramento Kings 150/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Detroit Pistons 300/1
Phoenix Suns 300/1
Charlotte Bobcats 500/1
Orlando Magic 500/1

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The Miami Heat continue to sit atop the odds to win the NBA championship this season at the sportsbooks as they look to close out their second-round series this week. The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies trail the Heat on that list; here's a look at the latest title futures.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 15:

Miami Heat 4/11
San Antonio Spurs 11/2
Memphis Grizzlies 13/2
Indiana Pacers 16/1
Golden State Warriors 40/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 50/1
New York Knicks 66/1
Chicago Bulls 500/1

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The Miami Heat remain the class of the NBA futures at the sportsbooks with the playoffs now underway, with the San Antonio Spurs moving ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the odds to win the NBA championship after Russell Westbrook's season-ending injury. Here's a look at the latest title odds.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of April 29:

Miami Heat 1/2
San Antonio Spurs 6/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 7/1
New York Knicks 14/1
Los Angeles Clippers 22/1
Indiana Pacers 33/1
Memphis Grizzlies 33/1
Chicago Bulls 40/1
Golden State Warriors 40/1
Denver Nuggets 100/1
Atlanta Hawks 150/1
Boston Celtics 250/1
Brooklyn Nets 250/1
Houston Rockets 500/1

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The Miami Heat are holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder on the odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship at the sportsbooks, with the Los Angeles Clippers lurking in third place. Here's a rundown of the current NBA futures, from the favorites down through the longshots to claim the title this spring.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of January 5:

Miami Heat 2/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 15/4
Los Angeles Clippers 11/2
Los Angeles Lakers 17/2
San Antonio Spurs 17/2
New York Knicks 10/1
Memphis Grizzlies 18/1
Chicago Bulls 20/1
Boston Celtics 30/1
Brooklyn Nets 35/1
Golden State Warriors 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 60/1
Denver Nuggets 60/1
Indiana Pacers 60/1
Houston Rockets 90/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Dallas Mavericks 125/1
Philadelphia 76ers 125/1
Milwaukee Bucks 150/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
Utah Jazz 150/1
Orlando Magic 500/1
Toronto Raptors 500/1
Detroit Pistons 750/1
Phoenix Suns 1000/1
Sacramento Kings 1000/1
Charlotte Bobcats 3000/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 3000/1
New Orleans Hornets 3000/1
Washington Wizards 5000/1

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With the 2012/13 NBA regular season now underway the defending-champion Miami Heat remain ahead of the revamped Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant and the youthful Oklahoma City Thunder at the top of the NBA championship futures at the online sportsbooks.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and company lead the way at 19/10 on those NBA futures right now, followed by Kobe Bryant's Lakers at 15/4, and the Thunder at 9/2. There's then a big gap before we get to the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs, who are listed at 12/1 on those NBA futures.

Here's an updated look at the NBA futures heading into opening night of the season, from the Heat, Lakers, and Thunder down through the longshots to win the title in the spring.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of November 20:

Miami Heat 19/10
Los Angeles Lakers 15/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 9/2
Los Angeles Clippers 12/1
San Antonio Spurs 12/1
New York Knicks 16/1
Chicago Bulls 18/1
Memphis Grizzlies 18/1
Boston Celtics 25/1
Brooklyn Nets 33/1
Dallas Mavericks 40/1
Denver Nuggets 50/1
Indiana Pacers 50/1
Philadelphia 76ers 66/1
Golden State Warriors 90/1
Atlanta Hawks 100/1
Houston Rockets 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
New Orleans Hornets 250/1
Phoenix Suns 250/1
Orlando Magic 300/1
Sacramento Kings 300/1
Toronto Raptors 300/1
Charlotte Bobcats 500/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 500/1
Detroit Pistons 500/1
Washington Wizards 500/1

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The Miami Heat are favored at the books to repeat their NBA Finals win in 2013, as they are listed ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's a full rundown of the current odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship as LeBron James and company celebrate their 2012 title.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of September 18:

Miami Heat 9/4
Los Angeles Lakers 5/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1
Chicago Bulls 12/1
San Antonio Spurs 18/1
Boston Celtics 22/1
Los Angeles Clippers 22/1
Brooklyn Nets 30/1
Dallas Mavericks 30/1
Indiana Pacers 30/1
Memphis Grizzlies 35/1
New York Knicks 35/1
Philadelphia 76ers 40/1
Denver Nuggets 65/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Houston Rockets 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 90/1
Golden State Warriors 100/1
Orlando Magic 100/1
Phoenix Suns 100/1
Portland Trail Blazers 100/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 125/1
New Orleans Hornets 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Sacramento Kings 200/1
Toronto Raptors 200/1
Washington Wizards 200/1

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The Miami Heat are favored at the books to repeat their NBA Finals win in 2013, as they are listed ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's a full rundown of the current odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship as LeBron James and company celebrate their 2012 title.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of August 20:

Miami Heat 9/4
Los Angeles Lakers 5/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1
Chicago Bulls 12/1
San Antonio Spurs 18/1
Boston Celtics 22/1
Los Angeles Clippers 22/1
Dallas Mavericks 30/1
Indiana Pacers 30/1
Memphis Grizzlies 35/1
New York Knicks 35/1
Brooklyn Nets 40/1
Philadelphia 76ers 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 65/1
Denver Nuggets 65/1
Houston Rockets 75/1
Orlando Magic 75/1
Golden State Warriors 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Phoenix Suns 100/1
Portland Trail Blazers 100/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 125/1
New Orleans Hornets 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Sacramento Kings 200/1
Toronto Raptors 200/1
Washington Wizards 200/1

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The Miami Heat are favored at the books to repeat their NBA Finals win in 2013, as they are listed ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls. Here's a full rundown of the opening odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship as LeBron James and company celebrate their 2012 title.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at TopBet as of July 3:

Miami Heat EVEN
Oklahoma City Thunder +250
Chicago Bulls +500
San Antonio Spurs +700
Los Angeles Lakers +1,200
Dallas Mavericks +1,500
Boston Celtics +2,000
Indiana Pacers +2,000
Denver Nuggets +3,000
Los Angeles Clippers +3,000
Orlando Magic +3,000
Memphis Grizzlies +3,000
New York Knicks +6,000
Philadelphia 76ers +6,000
Atlanta Hawks +6,000
Milwaukee Bucks +10,000
Charlotte Bobcats +10,000
Portland Blazers +10,000
Minnesota T-Wolves +10,000
Houston Rockets +10,000
Golden State Warriors +10,000
New Orleans Hornets +5,000
Sacramento Kings +10,000
Phoenix Suns +10,000
New Jersey Nets +5,000
Cleveland Cavaliers +10,000
Detroit Pistons +10,000
Washington Wizards +10,000
Toronto Raptors +10,000
Utah Jazz +10,000

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The Miami Heat are favored at the books to repeat their NBA Finals win in 2013, as they are listed ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls. Here's a full rundown of the opening odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship as LeBron James and company celebrate their 2012 title.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Championship at Bovada as of June 22:

Miami Heat 11/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1
Chicago Bulls 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 10/1
San Antonio Spurs 10/1
Dallas Mavericks 14/1
Los Angeles Clippers 18/1
Indiana Pacers 20/1
Boston Celtics 25/1
Memphis Grizzlies 25/1
Orlando Magic 30/1
New York Knicks 35/1
Philadelphia 76ers 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Houston Rockets 50/1
Portland Trail Blazers 50/1
Utah Jazz 50/1
Phoenix Suns 75/1
Golden State Warriors 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1
Brooklyn Nets 100/1
New Orleans Hornets 100/1
Sacramento Kings 100/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1

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The San Antonio Spurs lead the way at the online sportsbooks on the odds to win the 2012 NBA Championship, with the Miami Heat listed as their top competitor. Here's a full rundown of the current odds to win the 2012 NBA Championship as the league stages its conference finals.

Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 28:

San Antonio Spurs 13/10
Miami Heat 3/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 17/4
Boston Celtics 12/1

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The Miami Heat are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2012 NBA Championship. Here's a full rundown of the listed NBA odds to win the 2012 NBA Championship, from the favored Heat, Bulls, Thunder, and Spurs down through the teams on the edge of contention in the playoffs.

Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship at Bovada as of April 22:

Miami Heat 21/10
Chicago Bulls 13/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 7/2
San Antonio Spurs 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 14/1
Boston Celtics 16/1
Los Angeles Clippers 22/1
Memphis Grizzlies 22/1
Dallas Mavericks 35/1
Indiana Pacers 35/1
New York Knicks 35/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Orlando Magic 75/1
Philadelphia 76ers 75/1
Denver Nuggets 80/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Phoenix Suns 200/1

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The Miami Heat are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2012 NBA Championship. Here's a full rundown of the listed NBA odds to win the 2012 NBA Championship, from the favored Heat, Thunder, Bulls, and Lakers down through the longshot Pistons, Raptors, and Wizards.

Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship at 5Dimes as of March 6:

Miami Heat +145
Oklahoma City Thunder +450
Chicago Bulls +450
Los Angeles Lakers +1400
San Antonio Spurs +1800
Los Angeles Clippers +1800
Dallas Mavericks +2000
New York Knicks +2500
Orlando Magic +4000
Philadelphia 76ers +5000
Boston Celtics +5000
Memphis Grizzlies +6000
Indiana Pacers +6600
Denver Nuggets +6600
Atlanta Hawks +8000
Portland Trailblazers +8000
Houston Rockets +12500
Utah Jazz +25000
Minnesota Timberwolves +25000
Milwaukee Bucks +40000
Phoenix Suns +40000
Golden State Warriors +50000
Cleveland Cavaliers +75000
New Jersey Nets +75000
Sacramento Kings +100000
Detroit Pistons +100000
Toronto Raptors +150000
Washington Wizards +250000

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The Miami Heat continue to sit at the top of the NBA futures charts at the online sportsbooks, with LeBron James and company favored to win the NBA championship in the spring.

At Bovada the Heat are the favorites at 9/5 odds to win the title this year during the lockout-shortened campaign, with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder now second on the list at 11/2 odds. The Chicago Bulls sit third with 6/1 title odds.

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have slipped to 13/2 odds to win the NBA championship in 2012, with the New York Knicks and the defending-champion Dallas Mavericks both listed at 15/1 odds. Looking to the Los Angeles Clippers as a darkhorse? They're at 16/1 odds after adding Chris Paul to their roster last month.

Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship at Bovada as of January 1:

Miami Heat 9/5
Oklahoma City Thunder 11/2
Chicago Bulls 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 13/2
Dallas Mavericks 15/1
New York Knicks 15/1
Los Angeles Clippers 16/1
Boston Celtics 20/1
San Antonio Spurs 25/1
Memphis Grizzlies 30/1
Orlando Magic 30/1
Portland Trail Blazers 35/1
Denver Nuggets 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Houston Rockets 65/1
Indiana Pacers 65/1
New Jersey Nets 75/1
Golden State Warriors 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 125/1
Philadelphia 76ers 125/1
New Orleans Hornets 150/1
Phoenix Suns 150/1
Utah Jazz 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 200/1
Sacramento Kings 200/1
Washington Wizards 200/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 300/1
Toronto Raptors 300/1

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The NBA lockout hasn't cooled expectations for the Miami Heat, as they continue to be the betting favorite to win the 2012 NBA championship at the online sportsbooks.

The Heat are ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls as the league and its players try to settle a labor dispute which has already caused all games in the month of November to be cancelled.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the defending-champion Dallas Mavericks round out the top teams on the current list of NBA championship futures . . .

Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship at Bovada as of November 1:

Miami Heat 5/2
Los Angeles Lakers 11/2
Chicago Bulls 7/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 15/2
Dallas Mavericks 17/2
Boston Celtics 12/1
New York Knicks 20/1
Memphis Grizzlies 25/1
Orlando Magic 25/1
Portland Trail Blazers 25/1
San Antonio Spurs 28/1
Atlanta Hawks 40/1
Denver Nuggets 50/1
Houston Rockets 50/1
Los Angeles Clippers 50/1
Phoenix Suns 70/1
Indiana Pacers 75/1
New Jersey Nets 75/1
New Orleans Hornets 75/1
Philadelphia 76ers 75/1
Utah Jazz 75/1
Charlotte Bobcats 100/1
Golden State Warriors 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 150/1
Detroit Pistons 150/1
Sacramento Kings 150/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1

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The Miami Heat were favored all season long, and even after losing to the Dallas Mavericks in six games they are STILL favored looking ahead to the 2012 NBA futures.

Dallas, which entered the playoffs as a big 20/1 longshot (see some of the previous future odds below), is at 10/1 to repeat and that may be generous given the age of the roster and the number of expiring contracts.

Who is the biggest longshot on the board for next season? Try the Toronto Raptors at a distant 150/1 odds.

The latest NBA title lines as of June 13, courtesy of Bovada:

Miami Heat 5/2
Los Angeles Lakers 11/2
Chicago Bulls 6/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1
Dallas Mavericks 10/1
Boston Celtics 12/1
San Antonio Spurs 20/1
Orlando Magic 22/1
New York Knicks 28/1
Portland Trail Blazers 30/1
Denver Nuggets 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 40/1
Memphis Grizzlies 40/1
New Orleans Hornets 45/1
Houston Rockets 50/1
Utah Jazz 60/1
Philadelphia 76ers 65/1
Phoenix Suns 65/1
New Jersey Nets 65/1
Charlotte Bobcats 75/1
Indiana Pacers 75/1
Los Angeles Clippers 75/1
Detroit Pistons 100/1
Golden State Warriors 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1
Sacramento Kings 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1

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They've reached the final four in the NBA playoffs and LeBron James and the Miami Heat have hit the top of the NBA championship futures.

Even though they lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Chicago the Heat remain the title favorites at Bovada at 9/5. Miami took care of the aging  and injured Celtics in the second round but their biggest challenge in the postseason could be getting past the Bulls, who they have yet to beat this season.

The Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh said they were going to bring multiple championships to Miami, but to get their first they have to get past Chicago.

The Bulls aren't far behind the Heat on the Bovada odds list at 9/4. If the Bulls continue to manhandle the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals the way they did in Game 1 they could end up on top of the odds pretty soon. Chicago crushed Miami 103-82 in the series opener as a 2-point favorite. With Boston and the Lakers already out of the way the Bulls could be headed for their first title since the Michael Jordan era.

The Eastern Conference teams may be the oddsmakers' favorites, but don't count out the teams from the west, Dallas and Oklahoma City. The Mavericks are getting the better odds right now at 5/2, while the Thunder are at the bottom of the pile at 5/1.

Dallas continues to be underestimated by oddsmakers and bettors despite sweeping the Lakers in the second round. In fact, the Mavs have been the best option for bettors throughout the playoffs so far with a flawless 9-0-1 record ATS.

The Thunder got all they could handle from Memphis in the second round but survived thanks to a big Game 7 from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. But can they keep it up? As long as the Durant that struggled in Game 6 versus the Grizzlies doesn't show up again the Thunder won't be pushovers versus the Mavericks.

Odds to Win NBA Championship at Bovada as of May 16:

Miami 9/5
Chicago 9/4
Dallas 5/2
Oklahoma City 5/1

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With the first round of the NBA playoffs coming to a close there have been a few changes on the NBA Championship futures at Sportsbook.ag.

When the postseason tipped off the Lakers were the title favorites at Sportsbook.ag. Los Angeles remains near the top of the futures list, but they've surrendered the top spot to Miami and Oklahoma City.

Both the Heat and the Thunder have been listed at +200 on the latest futures odds. Miami looked pretty good in the opening round, taking out Philadelphia in five games. The Heat's Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all had at least one big game in the series, and if they continue to perform well they could win the first of that long list of championships they're expected to bring home to South Beach.

The Thunder have shot up the odds list after getting past Denver in the opening round in five games. Oklahoma City started the postseason as a +1200 underdog on the NBA Championship futures, which is a far cry from their current standing at +200. The difference-maker has been Kevin Durant. He averaged 32 points per game in the series, and netted 41 points twice to help the Thunder bury the Nuggets If Durant can continue to be such a force he could carry the Thunder to an unexpected NBA title.

The Lakers finally check in on the odds list next at +250. That's down slightly from the +200 at which they opened the postseason. Los Angeles tumbling a bit on the odds shouldn't be a surprise, though, as they haven't exactly blown away the Hornets in the opening round. Kobe Bryant dealing with an injured ankle is another reason the Lakers don't share the top spot with the Heat and the Thunder. Don't forget, though, that the Lakers have won the last two NBA titles and could come alive at any moment. Getting them now at +250 may be the best value you'll find if they do go on a run.

The Lakers aren't  the only ones to see a slight drop on the odds. The Chicago Bulls are also down a bit, falling from +250 to their current slot at +350. Pinpointing the reason for that fall is easy – the ankle injury to Derrick Rose. Without Derrick Rose the Bulls have no chance at contending so his health is a big concern. Rose played through the injury in Chicago's Game 5 win over Indiana and didn't miss a step with 25 points. If Rose isn't bothered by the ankle taking Chicago at +350 could be a smart bet.

Odds to Win NBA Championship at Sportsbook.com as of April 28:

Miami +200
Oklahoma City +200
LA Lakers +250
Chicago+350
Boston +500
San Antonio +1200
Dallas +1500
Orlando +3500
Memphis +5000
Atlanta +6000
Portland +8000
New Orleans +20000

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The Los Angeles Lakers' bid for an NBA championship three-peat begins this weekend as the favorite on the NBA championship futures at Sportsbook.ag.

Despite stumbling down the stretch during the regular season the Lakers begin the playoffs as the title favorite at +200. Los Angeles received a scare in their regular season finale when often-injured center Andrew Bynum suffered a knee injury, but it is reportedly not serious and he should be ready when the Lakers open the postseason versus New Orleans. The Lakers are still a force led by Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom, but they'll need to avoid the lackluster play that saw them go 2-5 in their last seven games.

The best record in the NBA this season belonged to the Chicago Bulls and they're right behind the Lakers on the NBA futures at Sportsbook.ag at +250. Derrick Rose had an MVP caliber season for Chicago, but can he lead the Bulls through a long playoff run? Chicago may not boast the star power of the Lakers, Heat, or Celtics, but they have a solid lineup behind Rose that includes Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, and Luol Deng. Even more impressive is the fact that the Bulls were a combined 5-2 versus Miami and Boston this season.

What about the Heat and the Celtics? Miami was supposed to be built to win multiple championships after bringing in LeBron James and Chris Bosh to play with Dwyane Wade. The Heat begin their run at the title as a +350 underdog at Sportsbook.ag. The pieces started to fall into place for Miami in the second half of the season and they finished the season with a 15-3 record in their last 18 games.

The Celtics have been falling down the futures since the trade deadline and begin the postseason at +700 at Sportsbook.ag. Boston was a disappointing 6-7 in their last 13 games of the regular season, which included losses to Eastern playoff teams Chicago, Miami, Indiana, and Atlanta. Boston may have caught a lucky break by facing New York in the first round; Boston was 4-0 against the Knicks and needs to get its game back against New York to put together a solid playoff run.

Before the Celtics on the Sportsbook.ag odds list are the San Antonio Spurs at +450. The injury bug also bit the Spurs on the final day of the regular season as Manu Ginobili suffered a hyperextended elbow. The injury isn't considered serious, but Ginobili could miss the series opener versus Memphis.

Odds to Win NBA Championship at Sportsbook.ag as of April 14:

LA Lakers +200
Chicago +250
Miami +350
San Antonio +450
Boston +700
Oklahoma City +1200
Orlando +2000
Dallas +2000
Denver +3000
New York +4000
Portland +5000
Memphis +20000
New Orleans +20000
Atlanta +20000
Philadelphia +30000
Indiana +100000

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As the NBA training camps have just started the new-look Miami Heat are the NBA Futures odds favorite to win it all this season.

The Heat are at +160 after being at +180 in the beginning of June. It is easy to see why the Heat are the betting favorites to win it all with the new Big 3 of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade. Miami also signed some good complimentary players, such as Mike Miller, and even though the Heat are stacked they will have a bulls-eye on them all season.

Bovada has the 2-time defending champion Lakers at +250 after being at +300 on July 11th. The Lakers still have Kobe in the fold and even though they lost Jordan Farmer they added Steve Blake, Theo Ratliff, and Matt Barnes and they may be better this season. They won the title last year with the gimpy knees of Andrew Bynum and if he is 100% it will be tough to deny them a 3-peat.

The Magic are at +1000 at Bovada after being at +700 almost three months ago. Orlando kept their core in tact with Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, and Rashard Lewis and did not do much in the off-season. They made a key move in keeping J.J. Reddick and they signed Chris Duhon. The Magic are solid, but they have to deal with the new Miami Heat and a Boston team that has Shaq in the middle.

The Diesel is now in Boston and the defending Eastern Conference champions have remained at +1000 at Bovada. The original Big 3 is still in Beantown and as training camp has started Kevin Garnett has looked like he has his explosion back. The Celtics added Shaq and if he has another good season the Celtics can get back to the finals.

The Thunder have remained at +1500 at Bovada and they will be a young and exciting squad, yet again, but Kevin Durant carry them to the title? Oklahoma City was a little thin in the middle last season and they are hoping rookie C Cole Aldrich can give them some toughness inside.

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The Mavericks have remained at +1500 at Bovada and the team did re-sign Dirk Nowitzki, but they have a solid core, but getting out of the Western Conference is a bit of a long-shot.

On July 11th the Bulls were at +2500 and now they are at +2000 at Bovada. Chicago lost out on the LeBron sweepstakes, but they did get a gem in Carlos Boozer and they also signed sharpshooter Kyle Korver. The Bulls will likely be better than they were last season, but getting out of the East with Miami, Boston, and Orlando is a tall task to say the least.

Here are the odds at Bovada to win the NBA title as of September 30th.

Miami Heat +160
Los Angeles Lakers +250
Orlando Magic +1000
Boston Celtics +1000
Oklahoma City Thunder +1500
Dallas Mavericks +1500
Chicago Bulls +2000
Portland Blazers +2500
San Antonio Spurs +2500
Denver Nuggets +3000
Phoenix Suns +3000
Utah Jazz +3000
Houston Rockets +3000
Atlanta Hawks +5000
Milwaukee Bucks +5000
Memphis Grizzlies +6000
Los Angeles Clippers +6000
New Orleans Hornets +7500
New York Knicks +8000
Charlotte Bobcats +10000
New Jersey Nets +10000
Detroit Pistons +10000
Philadelphia 76ers +10000
Minnesota T-Wolves +20000
Toronto Raptors +20000
Cleveland Cavaliers +20000
Golden State Warriors +20000
Indiana Pacers +20000
Sacramento Kings +20000
Washington Wizards +20000

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