This has been one of the more entertaining seasons in recent NBA history, as we are not just seeing a couple of teams dominate, which is what has happened over the last few years. There are a few teams that are playing well above the level that we expected from them this season, which is reflected in the current odds to win the NBA Championship.
We are about to look at the favorites right now, but it is worth remembering that the trade deadline is coming and that there is still a lot of basketball to be played. These odds are very likely to change as the season progresses, so now may be the best time to get in on the team you like if the odds seem favorable. Let’s take a look at the current favorites to win the NBA Championship.
Updated 2019 NBA Championship Odds – February 4th
Golden State Warriors 3
- 2019 NBA Championship Odds: (-200)
When you had the level of success that the Warriors have had over the past 5 years, you become deserving of the favorite label. The Warriors are tied for the lead in the Western Conference with the Denver Nuggets right now, but it has been their ability to step up a gear and win when the playoffs begin that has them in as the team to beat once again.
The Golden State Warriors are on a solid run of form right now, though, and appear to be getting into position to take a serious run at defending their title.
- 2019 NBA Championship Odds: (+950)
The Raptors remain the favorites in the Eastern Conference, and the second favorite overall, despite falling off the pace that they set in the early part of the season.
They are losing ground to the Milwaukee Bucks in the race to win the East, but you still get the feeling that this team is simply waiting for the playoffs to begin so that they can take a serious run at the title. This is perhaps the best team that the Raptors have had in years, but with the future of Kawhi Leonard up in the air, that window of opportunity may be small.
- 2019 NBA Championship Odds: (+1200)
They are on a run that has seen them win 9 of their last 10 games, a run that has moved them all the way up to #3 in the Eastern Conference. It’s easy to forget that this team came within a game of making it to the NBA Finals last year, so the Celtics may yet prove to be a team that ramps things up in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.
- 2019 NBA Championship Odds: (+1300)
If you are looking for a team that started out as a longshot but that is now among the favorites base on how they performed in the first half, look no further than the Milwaukee Bucks.
As the All-Star Game approaches, the Milwaukee Bucks are sitting atop the Eastern Conference, which has helped their ads drop dramatically from the +7500 odds they opened at this season. If this team continues to excel, they are going to see those odds drop again, so now may be the time to get on them.
Pretenders to Win the 2019 NBA Championship
- Houston Rockets +1300
- Los Angeles Lakers +1600
- Philadelphia 76ers +1600
- Oklahoma City Thunder +2500
- Denver Nuggets +2800