Updated NBA Championship Odds – October 11th

Updated NBA Championship Odds – October 11th

Written by on October 11, 2017

With the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season quickly approaching, NBA basketball betting enthusiasts everywhere need to know which teams – if any – can overtake the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in their quest to win back-to-back championships and their third one in four seasons. Thankfully, that’s where I come in with my expert look at the most recent NBA Championship Odds for the upcoming season (starts October 17th).If you’re wondering whether the absolutely loaded Dubs can pull off the repeat to cash in on their value-packed NBA futures odds or whether another title contender could potentially pull off what would amount to a huge upset for the ages, then consider your ticket punched thanks to the expert roundball analysis that you’re about to get.

Updated NBA Championship Odds – 2017-28 Season

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Golden State Warriors

  • NBA Championship Odds: -160
  • Last Season Record: 67-15
The Warriors are back, almost completely intact from last season and they really don’t need to do anything extraordinary to almost assure themselves a spot in the Western Conference Finals at the very least this coming season. Hell, you could probably look at the Dubs roster and say they actually improved by re-signing their core veterans while adding a pair of veteran shooters in Nick Young and Omri Casspi to their already loaded roster. Damn, did I forget to mention that the Dubs also added young, athletic big men in former Oregon stars Jordan Bell and Chris Boucher?Damn, did I forget to mention that the Dubs also added young, athletic big men in former Oregon stars Jordan Bell and Chris Boucher?With all-stars Steph Curry 925.3 ppg), Kevin Durant (25.1 ppg), Klay Thompson (22.3 ppg) and Draymond Green (10.2 ppg, 7.9 RPG, 7.0 APG) leading the way, and ‘super subs’ Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw all back, the Warriors are going to be extremely difficult to beat if not impossible. The worst part for every team in the league is that the Dubs share the ball, have no egos and are elite at both ends of the floor although everyone is always concentrating on their high-scoring offensive ways.The worst part for every team in the league is that the Dubs share the ball, have no egos and are elite at both ends of the floor although everyone is always concentrating on their high-scoring offensive ways.

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • NBA Championship Odds: +350
  • Last Season Record: 51-31
The Cavaliers may have lost all-star point guard Kyrie Irving, but they got back another all-star floor leader that can score at will in ‘IT Time’ Isaiah Thomas, not to mention, a former league MVP in Derrick Rose who was a real steal at about $2 million per.Cleveland also added another sage veteran in Dwyane Wade and an excellent two-way player in former Boston Celtics starting forward Jae Crowder. While Thomas likely won’t be ready to contribute until January, the Cavs clearly improved their roster by adding the aforementioned quartet, not to mention, lesser heralded veterans, Jeff Green and Jose Calderon. If anyone can take down Kevin Durant and the Dubs, it’ll likely be LeBron James and company.If anyone can take down Kevin Durant and the Dubs, it’ll likely be LeBron James and company.

Boston Celtics

  • NBA Championship Odds: +800
  • Last Season Record: 53-29
Boston completely overhauled its roster be moving their starting backcourt of Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, small forward Jae Crowder, sweet-shooting big man Kelly Olynyk and several other contributors from last season’s squad. Still, Boston has some serious talent in 2016 No. 3 overall pick Jaylen brown, 2017 No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum, new starting point guard, and perennial all-star Kyrie Irving, all-star small forward Gordon Hayward, big man Al Jefferson and veteran forward Marcus Morris. Still, I’m a bit wary that it will take Boston some time to come together this season and that’s why I don’t think the C’s will reach the Eastern Conference Finals.Still, I’m a bit wary that it will take Boston some time to come together this season and that’s why I don’t think the C’s will reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

Houston Rockets

  • NBA Championship Odds: +1200
  • Last Season Record: 55-27
Houston has a sh*#load of talent that will only get better shots thanks to the addition of veteran all-star point guard Chris Paul. Rockets still have MVP runner-up James Harden and active big man Clint Capela, not to mention a sweet shooter in Ryan Anderson and excellent two-way player in Trevor Ariza.Eric Gordon is a guy born to put the ball in the hole and Houston added veterans P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute to go along with underrated big man Nene and Montrezl Harrell.Unfortunately, the Rockets also lost terrific backup point guard Patrick Beverly and don’t have many guys that are interested in playing defense.

San Antonio Spurs

  • NBA Championship Odds: +1200
  • Last Season Record: 61-21
Ho-hum, I smell another 50-win season looming for the San Antonio Spurs although they’ll have a slightly different look and feel as they start to integrate some of their young players this coming season. Kawhi Leonard is now, undeniably one of the best players in the league at both ends of the floor, but San Antonio really needs former all-star big man LaMarcus Aldridge to get back to playing at a high level as Tony Parker mends from offseason surgery and Manu Ginobili ages.Veteran point guard Patty Mills will have a bigger role this season, but the Spurs made a nice acquisition by signing veteran forward Rudy Gay.If young guard Dejounte Murray, veteran big man Pau Gasol and sweet-shooting two-guard Danny Green can really step up, the Spurs could challenge anyone, including Golden State.The NBA Championship Odds for the Spurs depends on the status of Kawhi Leonard. 

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • NBA Championship Odds: +1600
  • Last Season Record: 47-35
I know Russell Westbrook won the league MVP and that the Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but only one player of their ‘Big three’ plays any defense (George) and that’s just not going to cut it in the powerful Western Conference.I’m wondering which player (besides Westbrook) is going to sacrifice some shot attempts to help better the team and I’m also wondering if anyone is going to actually pass the ball to skilled big man Steven Adams (nope).

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • NBA Championship Odds: +3300
  • Last Season Record: 31-51
The T-Wolves made some really nice additions by acquiring Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford, but I’m wondering if that means the continued development of Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins will now be slowed down.My biggest concern, however, is that head coach Tom Thibodeau won;t let his young players get out and run on offense as he keeps barking about defense, defense, defense. Right now, the Timberwolves has a bunch of talent, but it remains to be seen how they’ll put it all together.

Milwaukee Bucks

  • NBA Championship Odds: +6600
  • Last Season Record: 42-40
The Bucks have a legitimate superstar in the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo and some really good players around him starting with the blossoming Malcolm Brogdon, and Thon Maker, not to mention the sweet-shooting Khris Middleton and versatile Tony Snell.If Jabari Parker comes back healthy, he’ll add some serious scoring depth to a bench that includes a really good big man in center Greg Monroe. However, I’m not overly excited about Mirza Tteletovic and Matthew Dellavedova off the bench and you shouldn’t be either.

Washington Wizards

  • NBA Championship Odds: +6600
  • Last Season Record: 49-33
The Washington Wizards were just one game away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago and they are my sleeper pick to meet Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals this coming season, not Boston.I’m expecting electrifying point guard John Wall to really challenge for the league MVP title this year after averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 assists per game last season and I believe that he and backcourt mate Bradley Beal (23.1 PPG) along with small forward Otto Porter (13.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG) could lift the Wizards to heights they haven’t seen since I was watching Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes lead the old Bullets to their last NBA championship back in the late 1970’s.Washington added sweet shooter Jodie Meeks, and veterans Brandon Jennings and Mike Scott to a roster that already includes underrated big men Marcin Gortat and Jason Smith and I believe the Wizards are finally ready to make a big breakthrough to reach the East Finals at the very least!

Rest of the League

  • Denver Nuggets: 125/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers: 125/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 150/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans: 150/1
  • Miami Heat: 100/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 100/1
  • Toronto Raptors: 100/1
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 200/1
  • Utah Jazz: 200/1
  • Charlotte Hornets: 250/1
  • Dallas Mavericks: 250/1
  • Detroit Pistons: 250/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies: 250/1
  • Indiana Pacers: 500/1
  • New York Knicks: 500/1
  • Atlanta Hawks: 500/1
  • Brooklyn Nets: 500/1
  • Chicago Bulls: 5000/1
  • Orlando Magic: 5000/1
  • Phoenix Suns: 500/1
  • Sacramento Kings: 500/1