2017 NBA Finals Odds
With the NBA Finals now complete, here is a look ahead to which teams will be favored to contend for next year’s championship.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Golden State Warriors are a 2/1 favorite to win the 2017 NBA Finals. Other short odds to win are the Cleveland Cavaliers (3/1) and the San Antonio Spurs (8/1).
The Warriors set a new NBA record for wins in a season with 73, but ultimately came up one game shy of repeating as NBA champions. Golden State should have most of its roster back, but Harrison Barnes is a free agent and could get a big deal elsewhere.
The Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals after being down 3-1 in the series. The big question for Cleveland now is how will its roster look next season? LeBron James could be on his way out again after fulfilling his goal of winning a title, which could then lead to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love being moved elsewhere.
The Spurs went 67-15 this past season, but lost to the Thunder in the conference semifinals. San Antonio has a strong core behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard, but also rely on a lot of aging veterans.