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NBA 2020-21 Finals Odds

Contenders - Odds Comparison

The 2020-21 NBA regular season started on Tuesday Dec. 22 and this year's campaign will be a 72-game schedule, opposed to 82 games.

The NBA Playoffs will likely begin in April and the NBA Finals are expected to be decided in June.

The Los Angeles Lakers are the defending champions in the NBA and are listed as slight favorites to repeat in 2021.

Right behind the Lakers are their roommates at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Milwaukee is considered to be the top team in the Eastern Conference, but the Brooklyn Nets are also a favorite in the East after adding star James Harden to play alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Bettors can compare their future prices below at four of the most popular legal online sportsbooks in the United States.

Odds To Win 2021 NBA Finals
Contenders
L.A. Lakers +250 +300 +260 +330
Brooklyn Nets +300 +500 +270 +450
L.A. Clippers +600 +600 +600 +600
Milwaukee Bucks +500 +550 +700 +700

Odds To Win 2021 NBA Finals

Odds To Win 2021 NBA Finals
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers +260 13/5
Brooklyn Nets +270 27/10
Los Angeles Clippers +600 6/1
Milwaukee Bucks +700 7/1
Philadelphia 76ers +1800 18/1
Utah Jazz +2000 20/1
Boston Celtics +2100 21/1
Denver Nuggets +2100 21/1
Miami Heat +2100 21/1
Dallas Mavericks +2200 22/1
Toronto Raptors +4600 46/1
Indiana Pacers +4900 49/1
Phoenix Suns +5000 50/1
Portland Trail Blazers +5500 55/1
Golden State Warriors +6500 65/1
Atlanta Hawks +10000 100/1
Houston Rockets +12000 120/1
New Orleans Pelicans +12000 120/1
Orlando Magic +12000 120/1
Washington Wizards +16000 160/1
Memphis Grizzlies +19000 190/1
Minnesota Timberwolves +19000 190/1
San Antonio Spurs +19000 190/1
Sacramento Kings +24000 240/1
Charlotte Hornets +25000 250/1
Chicago Bulls +25000 250/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +25000 250/1
Detroit Pistons +25000 250/1
New York Knicks +25000 250/1
Oklahoma City Thunder +25000 250/1

2021 NBA Eastern Conference Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Eastern Conference
Team American Fractional
Brooklyn Nets +120 6/5
Milwaukee Bucks +350 7/2
Philadelphia 76ers +700 7/1
Boston Celtics +750 15/2
Miami Heat +750 15/2
Indiana Pacers +1600 16/1
Toronto Raptors +1800 18/1
Atlanta Hawks +5500 55/1
Orlando Magic +6000 60/1
Washington Wizards +8500 85/1
Charlotte Hornets +16000 160/1
Detroit Pistons +19000 190/1
Chicago Bulls +22000 220/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +22000 220/1
New York Knicks +22000 220/1

2021 NBA Western Conference Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Western Conference
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers +125 5/4
Los Angeles Clippers +290 29/10
Denver Nuggets +750 15/2
Dallas Mavericks +1000 10/1
Utah Jazz +1000 10/1
Phoenix Suns +1600 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers +2700 27/1
Golden State Warriors +3900 39/1
New Orleans Pelicans +4900 49/1
Houston Rockets +10000 100/1
Sacramento Kings +12000 120/1
San Antonio Spurs +13000 130/1
Memphis Grizzlies +16000 160/1
Minnesota Timberwolves +24000 240/1
Oklahoma City Thunder +24000 240/1

2021 NBA Divisional Odds

NBA Pacific Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Pacific Division
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers -170 10/17
Los Angeles Clippers +155 29/20
Phoenix Suns +1800 18/1
Golden State Warriors +3600 36/1
Sacramento Kings +22000 220/1

NBA Southwest Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Southwest Division
Team American Fractional
Dallas Mavericks -175 4/7
New Orleans Pelicans +480 24/5
Memphis Grizzlies +700 7/1
San Antonio Spurs +700 7/1
Houston Rockets +1600 16/1

NBA Northwest Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Northwest Division
Team American Fractional
Utah Jazz +115 23/20
Denver Nuggets +145 27/20
Portland Trail Blazers +350 9/2
Oklahoma City Thunder +8500 85/1
Minnesota Timberwolves +10000 100/1

NBA Southeast Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Southeast Division
Team American Fractional
Miami Heat -185 20/37
Atlanta Hawks +550 11/2
Orlando Magic +550 11/2
Washington Wizards +1000 10/1
Charlotte Hornets +1600 16/1

NBA Atlantic Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Atlantic Division
Team American Fractional
Brooklyn Nets -155 20/31
Philadelphia 76ers +260 13/5
Boston Celtics +440 22/5
Toronto Raptors +2100 21/1
New York Knicks +25000 250/1

NBA Central Division Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Central Division
Team American Fractional
Milwaukee Bucks -750 2/15
Indiana Pacers +500 5/1
Chicago Bulls +24000 240/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +24000 240/1
Detroit Pistons +24000 240/1

Updated Wed, Jan. 13, 5:30 PM ET - Consensus Odds Provided by FanDuel - Subject to Change

HOW TO BET ON NBA FUTURES

Betting on the NBA is widely popular in the United States and the NBA Futures Odds market continues to cater to both novice and professional bettors. The NBA championship is decided very June with a best-of-seven matchup known as the NBA Finals.

This Future Odds market is open year-round and the oddsmakers will adjust their numbers when trades, injuries, free agent signings, or other changes affect the NBA championship odds. The opening odds come out at the end of the current season or just after it ends, with NBA Future Odds posted on all 30 teams in the league.

Betting on NBA Futures may not always provide big payouts due to the nature of the league, where dynasties are often created by player movement in free agency. However, betting on the right team early can provide better results, as seen in 2019 when the Toronto Raptors won with +1850 odds to win the NBA championship in August 2018. Compare that to the +750 odds the Raptors had in December 2018 and you can see how the NBA Futures odds could offer less value as the season progresses and the player talent is on display.

The NBA championship futures betting market takes in the most volume of wagers and money at sportsbooks but there are other wagering opportunities in the NBA Futures market.

Bettors can wager on:

NBA CONFERENCE WINNERS

Eastern, Western

NBA DIVISION WINNERS

East
Atlantic, Central, Southeast

West
Southwest, Northwest, Pacific

The sportsbooks also offer up NBA Futures Odds on specific player awards, usually just for the Most Valuable Player and the Rookie of the Year. These wagers are a little tricky since those bets and their results are based off subjectivity. Both awards are determined by votes from sports writers and we all know that everybody has an opinion.

2021 NBA FINALS ODDS TO WIN

There are several good bets to win the NBA Playoffs in 2021. The current odds for the top contenders to win the NBA Championship today are:

  • Los Angeles Lakers: +230
  • Los Angeles Clippers: +550
  • Milwaukee Bucks: +550
  • Brooklyn Nets: +600
  • Boston Celtics: +1500
  • Miami Heat: +1500
  • Denver Nuggets: +2000
  • Philadelphia 76ers: +2000
  • Dallas Mavericks: +2200

NBA FINALS ODDS

In the offseason, opening odds are posted on all 30 teams to win the NBA Championship and those numbers are adjusted as the regular season begins based on the opinion of bettors. The key to cashing a big ticket and locking in a return on the NBA Finals Odds is not easy but with the right homework, you can forecast ahead and take a shot with a team that may have started slower than others.

Injuries, suspensions, trades are also key factors in the NBA Finals Odds and that’s just in the regular season. When the playoffs begin and the matchups are set, you’ll see sportsbooks tweak their Future Odds because one team may have an easier path on paper than others.

After the NBA Playoff field of 16 is dwindled down to two teams in the NBA Finals, oddsmakers will use American Odds on the matchup. The American Odds is often thought of as a Money-Line or in this example below, it would be called the NBA Finals Odds Series Price:

Los Angeles Lakers -250 (Bet $100 to win $40)
Milwaukee Bucks +200 (Bet $100 to win 100)

Fractional Odds
Los Angeles Lakers 2/5
Milwaukee Bucks 2/1

Decimal Odds
Los Angeles Lakers 1.4
Milwaukee Bucks 3.0

BETTING ON NBA FUTURES ODDS

WHERE CAN I BET ON THE 2020 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on who will win the NBA Playoffs.

WHO ARE THE EXPERTS PICKING TO WIN?

With multiple strong contenders to pick from, our experts are here to help. Check out our 2020 NBA Playoff Predictions to see what teams our handicappers like.

WHAT TYPE OF BETS CAN I MAKE ON THE NBA?

In addition to betting on how teams will finish in the NBA Playoffs, there are multiple angles you can bet on individual games. Check out our NBA odds page for the odds on each game.

WHERE CAN I LEARN HOW TO BET ON BASKETBALL?

To learn more about betting on basketball, check out our basketball betting tutorial.


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