Weekly Updated Odds to win the 2016 NBA Championship

Posted by Eric Williams on April 18, 2016 in

After this weekend’s opening salvo kicked off NBA playoffs action, pro basketball bettors everywhere need to know just how Steph Curry’s balky ankle will affect his Golden State Warriors’ odds of winning the 2016 NBA Championship. Not only that, but with Miami, Oklahoma City and San Antonio all routing their respective first round opponents, NBA roundball betting buffs need to know both, how the futures odds for each team may have changed since last week and more importantly, if any of the trio of teams has a legitimate chance of cashing in. With all o that said, let’s get started with this expert look at the updated odds to win the 2016 NBA Championship.

Weekly Updated Odds to win the 2016 NBA Championship

Team Odds
Golden State Warriors 5/9
San Antonio Spurs 3/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 12/1
Los Angeles Clippers 30/1
Miami Heat 35/1
Toronto Raptors 75/1
Atlanta Hawks 80/1
Indiana Pacers 80/1
Boston Celtics 100/1
Charlotte Hornets 200/1
Detroit Pistons 300/1
Portland Blazers 300/1
Houston Rockets 500/1
Dallas Mavericks 1500/1
Memphis Grizzlies 3000/1

Last Week (4/10/2016) Odds to win the 2016 NBA Finals

Team Odds
Golden State Warriors 1/2
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1
San Antonio Spurs 4/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 20/1
Los Angeles Clippers 40/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Boston Celtics 75/1
Miami Heat 75/1
Atlanta Hawks 80/1
Charlotte Hornets 100/1
Indiana Pacers 200/1
Portland Blazers 200/1
Detroit Pistons 300/1
Dallas Mavericks 500/1
Utah Jazz 500/1
Memphis Grizzlies 750/1
Houston Rockets 1000/1

Golden State

The Dubs are still favored to win their second consecutive championship, but Steph Curry’s ankle injury in Game 1 clearly has odds makers on high alert. Last week, Golden State was a 1/2 favorite to win it all and now, they’re a more value-packed 5/9 pick. Personally, I see no reason to jump off of Golden State’s bandwagon at the moment.

San Antonio

Last week, the Spurs were tied with Cleveland as a 4/1 pick, but their commanding beatdown of Memphis, combined with Curry’s questionable ankle, clearly has odds makers thinking San Antonio now, a 3/1 pick, has a better chance to win their second championship in the last three seasons.


The Cavs beat the Pistons 106-101 in Game 1, but weren’t overpowering in any sense of the word, which is why LeBron James and company remain a 4/1 pick.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City beat the hell out of Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 and cemented their status of a very legitimate title contender in my eyes. I you didn’t get Kevin Durant and company as a +200 pick last week, they can be had as a +1200 pick in the mybookie.ag sportsbook right now.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers have tons of talent, but I’m still not sure they can compete with San Antonio or Golden State but oddsmakers have moved CP3, Blake Griffin and the Clips to +3000 from the +4000 they were a week ago.


The Miami Heat smacked Kemba Walker and the rest of the Charlotte Hornets around like a bunch of punching bags in their 123-91 Game 1 win on Sunday, helping them make a big jump from a +7500 pick last week to a +3500 pick this week. Maybe it’s me, but I’m holding out hope that Miami can upset LeBron James and the Cavs should they meet this postseason.


Toronto disappointed (again) in their humbling 100-90 Game 1 loss against Indiana, dropping them from a +500 pick a week ago to the +7500 selection they are right now. If Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan don’t get it together quickly, I can easily see Paul George leading the Pacers to a first round ‘upset’.


The Hawks may have beaten Boston in Game 1, but they still haven’t proven to me that they can beat Cleveland and apparently oddsmakers agree keeping the Hawks at the +8000 they opened at a week ago.


A week ago, I foolishly wrote ‘The Pacers are getting bounced out of the first round by Toronto’/ Now, I’m eating humble pie after watching Paul George go bonkers against the Raps. The Pacers jumped from a value-pecked +20000 pick last week to a still attractive +800 pick heading in the second week of the postseason.


The Celtics were competitive in their heartbreaking 102-101 Game 1 road loss against Atlanta on Saturday, but the loss of Avery Bradley for the remainder of the postseason has dropped the C’s from a +7500 pick to +10000.


The Hornets took a big hit both, on the court and in the sportsbook in their overwhelming loss against Miami and saw their odds go from +10000 to +20000 in the blink of an eye.


As I wrote last week, the Piston should win a game or two off of Cleveland in the first round, but getting past the Cavs will be extremely tough (because the refs love LeBron James). Detroit remains the 300/1 pick to win it all that they opened at last week.


The Blazers have an elite point guard in Damian Lillard, but not enough weapons to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, which is why their odds dropped from 200/1 a week ago to 300/1 right now.


The Houston Rockets have a ton of talent but no real plan on how to play together. Watching them play, it’s clear the Rockets are not real fond of one another. Still Steph Curry’s ankle injury has helped Houston improve from the 1000/1 pick they opened at last week to the 500/1 pick they are right now.


As I wrote a week ago, this could be Dirk Nowitzki’s last postseason performance. Dallas got completely dominated in its 108-70 loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday. The Mavs are now a 1500/1 pick after opening as a 500/ selection.


The loss Mike Conley and Marc Gasol mean the Grizz will be going home, likely in four games against San Antonio, which explains why they’re the last pick on the board to win the 2016 NBA Finals.