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NBA Title Odds & Top Picks

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The 2018-19 NBA season tips-off October 16th and 5Dimes’ NBA oddsmakers have released updated NBA Title odds. Now let’s take a closer look at those odds and the top picks to challenge for the 2018-19 NBA Title.

2018-19 NBA Title Odds & Top Picks

  • Warriors -165
  • Celtics +585
  • Rockets +900
  • Lakers +1400
  • Raptors +1800
  • 76ers +1850
  • Thunder +4000
  • Bucks/Jazz/Wizards +10000

NBA Title Betting Favorite: Warriors -165/Celtics +585

The Dubs and Celtics are the top teams out of the West and East respectively. A Golden State versus Boston NBA Finals is the top bet at +179.

What did the Warriors do after winning the 2018 NBA title? They signed big man DeMarcus Cousins to join a loaded Durant and Green to make the league’s best front three. Cousins was one of five players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last season. Boogie will give the Warriors a dynamic offensive weapon down low once he’s healthy. Golden State is the top bet to win its fourth title in five seasons.

Last season the Boston Celtics were loaded for an NBA title run. Injuries to Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, and Daniel Theis derailed Boston’s title dream. This season both are back, healthy, and ready to win. Even though the Celtics have struggled in preseason action, the starters should gel and hit mid-season stride in a few short weeks.

NBA Title Smart Pick: Rockets +900

Houston set a franchise record with 65 wins and advanced to the Western Conference finals last season before losing to Golden State. This season, standing between the Houston Rockets and an NBA Title will be the Warriors again.

The Rockets added 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to help get Houston over a Dub-sized speed bump. But how will Melo fit on a team with Chris Paul and James Harden? According to NBA Advanced Stats, Anthony took 461 midrange field goals last season, the fourth-most in the NBA. The Rockets had an NBA-low 562 midrange attempts, 256 fewer than any other team in the league. Can Melo fill that gap or will he spend his time on the bench?

NBA Title Longshot Pick: Raptors +1800

The Toronto Raptors made a huge splash during the off-season by trading for superstar Kawhi Leonard who has one year left on his contract. Toronto is playing for an NBA title NOW. Moreover, with Raptor-killer LeBron James gone to the Western Conference Toronto’s only challenger out of the East is Boston.

2018-19 NBA Title Odds

  • Golden State Warriors -165
  • Boston Celtics +585
  • Houston Rockets +900
  • Los Angeles Lakers +1400
  • Toronto Raptors +1800
  • Philadelphia 76ers +1850
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +4000
  • Milwaukee Bucks +10000
  • Utah Jazz +10000
  • Washington Wizards +10000
  • San Antonio Spurs +10000
  • New Orleans Pelicans +12500
  • Indiana Pacers +12500
  • Denver Nuggets +20000
  • Minnesota Timberwolves +20000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +20000
  • Miami Heat +35000
  • Detroit Pistons +40000
  • Los Angeles Clippers +40000
  • New York Knicks +45000
  • Charlotte Hornets +50000
  • Chicago Bulls +50000
  • Cleveland Cavaliers +50000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +75000
  • Orlando Magic +75000
  • Phoenix Suns +75000
  • Brooklyn Nets +130000
  • Atlanta Hawks +150000
  • Sacramento Kings +200000