NBA Futures Odds Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on June 23, 2016 in

Are you ready for some NBA futures odds predictions? Whether you love him or loathe him, you’ve got to give LeBron James his ‘props’ for leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a historic comeback en route to the 2016 NBA Championship. Still, with that said, online basketball bettors everywhere need to know….can James and the Cavaliers win it all again in 2017?

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Thanks to the bettor-friendly management at and this expert NBA betting analysis, you’re about to find out. Let’s get started with a look a the recently released NBA Futures Odds to win it all next season.


2017 NBA Title Odds
Golden State Warriors 3-2 7-4
Cleveland Cavaliers 5-2 5-2
San Antonio Spurs 6-1 6-1
Oklahoma City Thunder 8-1 7-1
Los Angeles Clippers 16-1 16-1
Boston Celtics 20-1 20-1
Miami Heat 25-1 25-1
Toronto Raptors 25-1 25-1
Chicago Bulls 40-1 40-1
Atlanta Hawks 40-1 40-1
Minnesota Timberwolves 60-1 60-1
New Orleans Pelicans 60-1 60-1
Portland Trail Blazers 60-1 60-1
Houston Rockets 60-1 60-1
Memphis Grizzlies 80-1 80-1
Philadelphia 76ers 100-1 80-1
Utah Jazz 80-1 80-1
Los Angeles Lakers 100-1 80-1
Philadelphia 76ers 100-1 80-1
Washington Wizards 100-1 100-1
Indiana Pacers 100-1 100-1
Dallas Mavericks 100-1 100-1
Milwaukee Bucks 100-1 100-1
Detroit Pistons 100-1 100-1
Charlotte Hornets 80-1 100-1
New York Knicks 100-1 100-1
Sacramento Kings 100-1 100-1
Denver Nuggets 100-1 200-1
Phoenix Suns 300-1 300-1
Brooklyn Nets 500-1 500-1


Let’s get started with a comical take on the teams that will not, barring a Mount Rushmore-sized miracle, win the 2017 NBA Championship.

Brooklyn – Is Brooklyn in the house?  Nope…not unless all-time franchise greats like Dr. J. and J. Kidd come out of retirement

Phoenix – Where are Steve Nash and Charles Barkley when you really need them?

Denver – The Nuggets don’t have a Mile High chance.

Sacramento – The Kings personify the meaning of the word dysfunction?

New York – Unless the Knicks come up with like, five more Kristaps Porzingis’ all of a sudden, it’s not happening in the Big Apple!

Charlotte – Unfortunately, no one wants to be like Mike when it comes to being an owner/GM/basketball operations guy or whatever you title you give ‘ol MJ.

Detroit – I really can’t hate on the rebuilding Pistons. I like head coach Stan Van Gundy and the roster the Pistons are building.

Milwaukee – Again, I can’t hate on the Bucks even though they underachieved for the vast majority of the 2015-16 regular season. As a mater of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Milwaukee has the breakout campaign everyone is expecting this coming season.

Dallas – Unless Mark Cuban quickly overhauls his roster to make it championship worthy (he wont) Dirk Nowitzki could play out his remaining years in mediocrity.

Washington – Why do the talented Wizards keep underachieving and will it get any better under new head coach Scott Brooks?

Philadelphia – Could the Colangelo’s really restore the Sixers to their former glory? Yes, but it’s going to take a couple of years at best.

Los Angeles – If LeBron James ends up in Los Angeles, well, hell the Lakers could return to instant prominence s early as next season. If not, they’ll take the No.2 pick in the draft and continue rebuilding under young head coach Luke Walton.

Utah – I like the way the Jazz are building around Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood and Derrick Favors and they should be a lot better with the return of Dante Exum next season.

The Top Five Favorites

Golden State – The Dubs will be back next season and are the odds-on-favorite to win it all – and rightfully so I say after their two-year run of excellence fell just short of their second championship.

Cleveland – Look, if LeBron James stays in Cleveland, the Cavaliers will almost assuredly overpower the competition en route to another Finals appearance at the very least.

San Antonio – Even if Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili retire (they won’t) the Spurs still have a pair of legitimate superstars in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge and a roster full of competent players that know how to win.

Oklahoma City – The Thunder will be in big trouble if Kevin Durant decides to bolt. If he returns, the Thunder will be a top contender again.

L.A. Clippers – The Clippers have plenty of talent on their roster, a great head coach and now, some recent history of being legitimate winners. So, why do I feel like there’s still something missing?


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The Best of the Rest

Boston – If the Celtics use their plethora of draft picks to nab a quality free agent or two (like Durant) they could return to legitimate championship title contention in a hurry.

Miami – I like the way the Heat looked this past season, even without Chris Bosh, but if they lose young center Hassan Whiteside in free agency, they’ll regret it for years.

Toronto – The maddening Raptors define the meaning of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team. I’m not convinced.

Chicago – Rumors have both, Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler leaving, so I suspect big change is in the air for the Bulls moving forward.

Atlanta – I’m done with the underachieving Hawks!

Minnesota – The young Timberwolves look like they could be league champs in three years!

New Orleans – he Pelicans may have Anthony Davis, but, I’m certainly not feeling the Pelicans as title contenders.

Portland –Is there a team in the league that tries harder than the Trail Blazers? Nope, I think not!

Houston – The Rockets will continue putting up plenty of points under new head coach Mike D’Antoni, but will anyone play any defense? Honestly…hell no!

Memphis – Did the window close of Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph? Um…yes it did.

My Pick: To answer the question of whether LeBron James and the Cavaliers can will it all next season. The unequivocal answer is yes. Will they? I don’t see it happening, but hey, I don’t think anyone saw their historic win this season coming, so there’s that.

Right now, if I were a betting man, my NBA Futures et prediction would be on the San Antonio Spurs since they’ve been the model of consistency when it comes to legitimate championship title contenders. I believe it’s quite possible that Kawhi Leonard continues to improve while LaMarcus Aldridge assumes more of a leadership role in his second season.