Updated NBA Championship Odds – May 2nd Edition

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,May 2, 2018 9:48, EDT in

Despite their struggles, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors are still favorites at the NBA Championship odds to win their third title in the last four seasons overall. Can the Dubs live up to their status as prohibitive favorites or will they be taken down and out by the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors or Cleveland Cavaliers?

If you’re looking to find out which team is offering the best NBA betting value around the title, then look no further!

Updated NBA Championship Odds – May 2nd Edition

  • Golden State Warriors: 4/5
  • Houston Rockets: 17/10
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 8/1
  • Toronto Raptors: 12/1
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 22/1
  • Boston Celtics: 100/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans: 100/1
  • Utah Jazz: 100/1

Over the East

Philadelphia is looking like a value-packed pick at 8/1 odds after dispatching the Miami Heat in five games in the first round as rookie point guard Ben Simmons led the blossoming Sixers to two 20-plus points win in the series and another double-digit win in the series finale. All-star center Joel Embiid didn’t suit up until Game 3 because of his late, regular season injury, but he made an instant impact by scoring at least 19 points twice and pulling down a dozen rebounds in two other games.

Hell, Boston looks like a team that is offering stupendous odds as a 100/1 pick that could win the conference crown if everything goes right. The C’s dispatched Milwaukee in seven games and got some seriously eye-opening performances from combo guard Terry Rozier as the former Louisville star topped the 20-point plateau three times in the series.

All-star center Al Horford was unusually productive offensively as he also topped the 20-point mark three times in the series while adding a trio of double-doubles to help Boston advance.

Cleveland needed a trio of 40-point performances from future Hall of Fame forward LeBron James in order to get past the upstart Indiana Pacers, but they didn’t look overly impressive despite advancing to the second round. Now, the Toronto Raptors lie in wait after dispatching Washington out of the first round in 6 games.

All-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan topped the 30-point plateau three times in the series while backcourt mate Kyle Lowry did the same by scoring 17 points or more four times. The Raptors are favored at 12/1 odds and, outside of James…are clearly the better and much deeper team right now despite losing Game 1 at home.

As far as the Eastern Conference is concerned, I love Philly right now.

Over the West

The New Orleans Pelicans are a 100/1 pick, but you probably want to save your money betting on Anthony Davis, seeing as how they’re already down 2-0 against the defending champion Warriors following their 123-101 Game 1 defeat on Saturday.

According to the latest NBA Championship Odds, the Pelicans are a really long-shot.

The Houston Rockets are also looking good at the NBA Championship Odds as a 17/10 pick after taking a 1-0 series lead on the upstart Utah Jazz with an emphatic 110-96 win in Game 1 on Sunday. Houston got 41 points from sure-fire MVP candidate James Harden in their series opener and are clearly going to reach the conference finals opposite Golden State.

And speaking of the Dubs, Golden State looks completely re-focused on winning their second straight NBA championship – and that’s without Steph Curry playing much in the postseason as of yet. Despite their ups and downs this season, Golden State, at 4/5 odds, looks like the pick to go back-to-back this season!