The NBA title odds board currently has four teams with +1000 odds or lower. The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are the current favorites. The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets are also perched near the top of most sportsbook boards. NBA Finals odds for every team in the league are available below.
Also see betting updates for all 30 NBA teams below.
NBA Finals odds
Compare NBA Finals odds for every team in pro basketball below.
NBA title odds
View NBA title odds for all 30 teams below. NBA Finals odds have the Celtics, Suns, Bucks, and Nuggets among the favorites to win the championship.
Milwaukee Bucks : The Bucks are 21-2 since Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a knee injury on Jan 23 and they have the best defense in basketball by a wide margin during that span, with Brook Lopez jockeying ahead of Jaren Jackson Jr. in the Defensive Player of the Year race.
Boston Celtics : The Celtics lost the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference to Milwaukee and continued to slide with bad losses to Brooklyn and Houston over the past couple of weeks. Robert Williams is dealing with knee and hamstring issues, which provide a long-term concern for Boston heading into a playoff bracket that will include Giannis and Joel Embiid.
Phoenix Suns : Kevin Durant fit in seamlessly alongside the Suns established core and he should get a few games back with his teammates at the end of the season after returning from his sprained ankle. The Suns have been solid defensively despite losing Mikal Bridges in that trade.
Denver Nuggets : Despite losing four straight, the Nuggets are still firmly in first place in the Western Conference and their odds to win the title have barely budged. Head coach Mike Malone is clearly frustrated with his players’ night-to-night effort and Nikola Jokic is going to have to lead his teammates if they want to hit another gear in the playoffs.
Philadelphia 76ers : Joel Embiid is on an absolute tear right now, catapulting him into the lead in a tight MVP race. Philly (46-22) is now even with Boston in the loss column and two games behind in the win column with 14 games remaining.
Golden State Warriors : Steph Curry (knee) is back but with Gary Payton II (abdomen) and Andrew Wiggins (personal) still absent, the Warriors have been terrible defensively on the road. They remain excellent at home, but will likely lose out on home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Los Angeles Clippers : The Clippers have adjusted to Russell Westbrook’s presence and won four straight games with Westbrook seeing a dip in usage and minutes played. Tyronn Lue will continue to mix and match his lineup combinations as he prepares for the postseason.
Memphis Grizzlies : Ja Morant has been suspended for eight games by the NBA League Office after missing a couple of weeks due to a team suspension. Steven Adams (MCL) is still without a timetable and Brandon Clarke (Achilles) is out for the year, sapping the Grizzlies’ depth.
Dallas Mavericks : The Mavs have one of the worst defensive ratings and best offensive ratings in basketball when Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have both been active. Luka is out with a quad injury and rookie Jaden Hardy is making an impact as a fill-in starter.
Los Angeles Lakers : Anthony Davis is dragging the Lakers into the play-in tournament with LeBron James (foot) out. Despite their rough start, the Lakers have a 53% chance to make it through the play-in and a 5% chance to make the Finals per FiveThirtyEight.
Cleveland Cavaliers : The Cavs continue to struggle against elite teams, but have handled business with consistency against teams with losing records. That trend doesn’t bode well for their postseason prospects, although Donovan Mitchell is a proven stud in the playoffs.
Sacramento Kings : While the rest of the Western Conference contenders devolve into dysfunction, the Kings just keep on winning with De’Aaron Fox leading the league’s best clutch offense. They have almost no postseason experience, which is why oddsmakers are reluctant to list the likely No. 2 seed among the favorites in the West.
Miami Heat : The opportunity is available for the Heat (38-33) to wrestle the sixth seed away from the Nets (39-30) and avoid the play-in tournament. With Kyle Lowry (hamstring) and other veterans hobbled, Miami could use the extra rest.
New York Knicks : Jalen Brunson (foot) has a troubling injury that has hurt the Knicks recently, but they were looking like an elite contender when the stud PG was active. Hopefully Tom Thibodeau didn’t overwork another star player during the regular season.
New Orleans Pelicans : The Pels were 23-13 before Zion Williamson (hamstring) got shut down and they’ve slowly fallen out of the playoff picture without him. Zion still has no timetable to return and Brandon Ingram (ankle) is also hurt.
Atlanta Hawks : Quin Snyder takes over as head coach for Nate McMillan and the Hawks have continued to hover around .500 with some of the worst defensive metrics and clutch numbers in basketball.
Brooklyn Nets : The Nets dropped four straight games out of the All-Star Break before catching a few opponents by surprise. Mikal Bridges is becoming a star as the top option for this rebuilding team.
Toronto Raptors : The Raptors got back on track when OG Anunoby returned from injury and Jakob Poeltl returned to Toronto at the trade deadline. They’ve struggled on the road lately but would be tough to beat in the play-in tournament if they get to host a game.
Minnesota Timberwolves : Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) is still without a timetable to return, but the Wolves have been playing well since adding Mike Conley and giving Anthony Edwards more offensive responsibilities.
Chicago Bulls : The Bulls have a top-five defense over their last 15 games but are still on the outside of the play-in picture with Washington holding a slight lead.
Portland Trail Blazers : Damian Lillard is having an all-time season and the Blazers still can’t pull out wins with some of the worst defensive personnel available around Dame.
Washington Wizards : The Wizards have been solid when Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, and Kyle Kuzma are all active. They will likely be one of the lower seeds in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
Utah Jazz : Lauri Markkanen is now a runaway favorite for Most Improved Player with -550 odds, but Utah’s front office moved some key pieces at the deadline and the Jazz is unlikely to make the play-in tournament.
Indiana Pacers : Tyrese Haliburton has been one of the most improved players in the league this season and the Pacers have a bright future with their PG on contract and Myles Turner signed to an extension.
Oklahoma City Thunder : The Thunder remain one of the top teams in the NBA in terms of covering the spread as underdogs with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander carrying them in any matchup.
Charlotte Hornets : The Hornets have lost LaMelo Ball (ankle) the season and will soon be eliminated as they go all out in a tanking effort for Victor Wembanyama.
NBA championship odds
Below we will look at how NBA title odds change over the course of the 2022 – 2023 season.
|NBA Team||NBA Title Odds June 17||NBA Title Odds August 24||NBA Title Odds October 10||NBA Title Odds October 18||NBA Title Odds January 16||NBA Title Odds February 9|
|Golden State Warriors||+600||+700||+600||+600||+850||+1500|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+4000||+5000||+3500||+4000||+1800||+2800|
|New York Knicks||+20000||+10000||+15000||+15000||+16000||+15000|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+10000||+12000||+8000||+8000||+8000||+15000|
|San Antonio Spurs||+30000||+50000||+100000||+100000||+50000||+100000|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+100000||+50000||+100000||+100000||+49000||+70000|
How the NBA Playoffs work
The 2022 – 2023 NBA regular season will consist of 82 games for each team with the top six teams in each conference earning an automatic playoff berth. Teams that finish in the 7-10 spots in each conference will participate in the Play-In tournament.
The 9th seed in each conference will have a chance to play their way into the playoffs by beating the 8th seed twice in a row. The 8th seed will have to win one of those games to advance. The scenario is the same for the 10th seed and 7th seed in each conference if the 10th seed qualifies.
The NBA will then run best-of-seven series formats for the quarterfinal, semifinal and finals in both the Eastern and Western Conference.
NBA Finals odds
NBA futures bets function like futures bets in other sports. They’re typically based on an end-of-season outcome. Futures bets are usually made available on both the team and player level.
Prior to the start of a season, team-level futures could include a wager on the minimum number of wins a team will capture in that season or whether a team will win its division or conference.
Player-level futures include whether a player will win the MVP, Rookie of the Year or Sixth Man of the Year awards, for example. Other player-level futures are based on whether a player will reach certain benchmarks in common statistical categories such as points, 3-point shots, rebounds or assists for the season.
You are also able to bet on NBA games every day during the regular season. View NBA odds for every game here.
Where do I find futures bets in an online sportsbook?
In an online sportsbook, available futures wagers are typically found under their own tab as a subcategory of wagers available for a particular sport. Like the odds for other bet types, futures bets are typically labeled with a number that has a “plus” or “minus” sign next to it.
In the case of futures bets, a “minus” sign would be placed next to a team or player that has a higher probability of reaching the statistical goal. Teams or players with a “plus” sign are considered by oddsmakers to have a lesser chance of reaching that goal. The higher the number next to the plus sign signifies the lower the probability the team or player achieves it.
It’s also important to note that futures odds for both players and teams can certainly fluctuate throughout the course of a season.
Common questions regarding wagering on the NBA Finals
Where can I bet on the NBA Finals in the US?
Bettors can currently bet on the NBA Finals in the US at a regulated sportsbook in one of the following states:
- Colorado Sportsbooks
- Michigan Sportsbooks
- New Jersey Sportsbooks
- New Mexico
- New York Sportsbooks
- Pennsylvania Sportsbooks
- Rhode Island
- Tennessee Sportsbooks
- West Virginia
- Virginia Sportsbooks
Who is the favorite to win the NBA Championship in 2023?
The LA Clippers were the NBA title odds favorite at the start of the 2022 – 2023 season with a +550 price at most sportsbooks. The Celtics, Warriors, Nets and Bucks weren’t far behind with NBA championship odds ranging from +600 to +800.
When will the 2022-23 NBA season start?
The 2022-23 NBA regular season started on Tuesday, October 18.
When do the 2023 NBA Finals start?
The 2023 NBA Finals are expected to begin in early June of 2023.