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NBA Futures Betting Odds

 

Be sure to follow the 2020 NBA Playoff Results to stay on top of all the betting action during the postseason from the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida.

Finals Odds Exact Game Prices and Series Line Moves

Odds to win 2020 NBA Finals

Odds To Win 2020 NBA Finals (11/12/20)
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers -1200 1/12
Miami Heat +750 15/2

Odds to win 2020 NBA Finals MVP

The L.A. Lakers and Miami Heat will meet in the 2020 NBA Finals from the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida and along with wagering on which team will win the best-of-seven series, bettors can also take their chances on who will capture the Most Valuable Player award.

To no surprise, LeBron James (-110) and Anthony Davis (+200) of the Lakers are the top two choices to win the award.

Further down the odds board, the Heat are represented by Jimmy Butler (+800) and Bam Adebayo at 11/1 odds.

The remaining players are listed at 20/1 odds of higher to win the NBA Finals MVP.

Odds To Win 2020 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (11/12/20)
Team American Fractional
LeBron James -110 10/11
Anthony Davis +200 2/1
Jimmy Butler +800 8/1
Bam Adebayo +1100 11/1
Goran Dragic +2000 20/1
Tyler Herro +4000 40/1
Kyle Kuzma +20000 200/1
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope +20000 200/1
Alex Caruso +20000 200/1
Jae Crowder +20000 200/1
Rajon Rondo +20000 200/1
Danny Green +25000 250/1
Duncan Robinson +30000 300/1
Andre Iguodala +30000 300/1
Kelly Olynyk +50000 500/1

2021 NBA Finals Odds

Odds To Win 2020 NBA Finals (11/12/20)
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers +350 7/2
Los Angeles Clippers +400 4/1
Milwaukee Bucks +650 13/2
Boston Celtics +1200 12/1
Golden State Warriors +1200 12/1
Brooklyn Nets +1400 14/1
Miami Heat +1400 14/1
Denver Nuggets +2000 20/1
Houston Rockets +2000 20/1
Toronto Raptors +2000 20/1
Dallas Mavericks +3000 30/1
Philadelphia 76ers +3000 30/1
Portland Trail Blazers +3000 30/1
New Orleans Pelicans +4000 40/1
Phoenix Suns +4000 40/1
Utah Jazz +4000 40/1
Oklahoma City Thunder +6000 60/1
Atlanta Hawks +10000 100/1
Chicago Bulls +10000 100/1
Indiana Pacers +10000 100/1
Memphis Grizzlies +10000 100/1
Washington Wizards +10000 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves +20000 200/1
Orlando Magic +20000 200/1
Sacramento Kings +20000 200/1
San Antonio Spurs +20000 200/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +30000 300/1
Detroit Pistons +30000 300/1
New York Knicks +30000 300/1
Charlotte Hornets +500000 500/1

2021 NBA Eastern Conference Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Eastern Conference
Team American Fractional
Milwaukee Bucks +225 9/4
Boston Celtics +450 9/2
Brooklyn Nets +500 5/1
Miami Heat +600 6/1
Toronto Raptors +700 7/1
Philadelphia 76ers +1000 10/1
Indiana Pacers +3000 30/1
Atlanta Hawks +3000 30/1
Chicago Bulls +3000 30/1
Washington Wizards +3000 30/1
Orlando Magic +6000 60/1
Cleveland Cavaliers +12000 120/1
Detroit Pistons +12000 120/1
New York Knicks +12000 120/1
Charlotte Hornets +20000 200/1

2021 NBA Western Conference Odds

Odds To Win 2021 Western Conference
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Lakers +200 2/1
Los Angeles Clippers +250 5/2
Golden State Warriors +800 8/1
Denver Nuggets +1200 12/1
Houston Rockets +1200 12/1
Dallas Mavericks +1600 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers +1600 16/1
New Orleans Pelicans +2500 25/1
Phoenix Suns +2500 25/1
Utah Jazz +2500 25/1
Oklahoma City Thunder +3500 35/1
Memphis Grizzlies +6000 60/1
Minnesota Timberwolves +12500 125/1
Sacramento Kings +12500 125/1
San Antonio Spurs +12500 125/1

Updated Thu, Oct. 1, 8:30 AM ET - Consensus Odds Provided by VI - 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.

2020 NBA FINALS ODDS TO WIN

There are several good bets to win the NBA Playoffs in 2020. The current odds for the top contenders to win the NBA Championship today are:

  • Los Angeles Lakers: -450
  • Miami Heat: +375

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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