Updated NBA Finals Odds
The NBA Season is turning the corner toward the playoffs with the All-Star Game now completed. Here’s an updated look at the odds to win the NBA Finals this season.
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to win it all this season, as they are listed with +250 odds. The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t far behind, listed with +275 odds. The Los Angeles Clippers are next at +350, while the Boston Celtics are a distant fourth with +1200 odds.
The Bucks have the NBA’s top record at this point at 46-8, but they also had the top record last season entering the playoffs and came up short against the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. Milwaukee is 25-3 at home and 21-5 on the road this year. They put up 119.6 points per game while allowing just 107.5 per contest. That’s the top differential (+12.1) in the league. Milwaukee has a 6.5-game lead in the East entering the break. Giannis Antetokounmpo is once again a top candidate for MVP.
The Lakers are the top team in the West right now at 41-12. They have a 4-game lead on the field. Los Angeles has an 18-7 record at home, but an impressive 23-5 record on the road. Los Angeles has a big two-headed monster in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but have concerns about depth behind them. Los Angeles is putting up 114.7 points per game on offense while allowing 107.3 per game for a +7.4 differential.
Clipper Nation has high hopes for a title this season, but Los Angeles finds itself third in the West right now at 37-18, five games behind the Lakers. They are 22-5 at home, but just 15-13 on the road. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George join a deep bench to provide the title hopes. The Clippers are scoring 115.9 points per game while allowing 110.3 per contest for a +5.6 differential.
Boston is currently third in the East at 38-16 overall. The Celtics trail the Bucks by eight games coming out of the break. They have a 23-5 record at home with a 15-11 record on the road. Offensively, Boston puts up 113.1 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest for a +6.9 differential. Boston has a solid three-headed offensive monster in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker, who each average over 20 points per game.