The NBA trade deadline has passed as we hit the halfway point in the season with the All-Star game.
NBA Championship Odds & Picks At The Half
The NBA regular season ends on April 10th while the playoffs start three days later on the thirteenth. With that in mind and 5Dimes has released updated NBA Championship odds at the midpoint of the basketball season.
2019 NBA Championship Betting Favorites
- Golden State Warriors -210
- Toronto Raptors +1000
- Milwaukee Bucks +1100
- Philadelphia 76ers +1450
- Boston Celtics +1600
- Houston Rockets +1850
- Oklahoma City Thunder +2500
At the top of the NBA Championship betting board are the Golden State Warriors who are massive -210 betting favorites to win the title. The Toronto Raptors are the second favorites at +1000 followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at +1100, and Philadelphia 76ers at +1450. Joining the Dubs out of the West are the Rockets who are 6th in line at +1850 and the Thunder at +2500 to win the NBA Championship.
2019 NBA Championship Betting Longshots
- Denver Nuggets +4750
- Los Angeles Lakers +5400
- Utah Jazz +8000
- San Antonio Spurs +17500
Surprise surprise all of the possible NBA Championship longshots are out of the West. Why? If the Warriors were to stumble due to dysfunction or injury, then the West is wide open. The Nuggets are an NBA Championship longshot at +4750 but are second in the West. If the playoffs started no, Denver would face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Would you bet against DeMar DeRozan and Gregg Popovich in the playoffs with the Warriors out of contention?
2019 NBA Teams That Needs A Miracle:
- Portland Trail Blazers/Indiana Pacers +22500
- Los Angeles Clippers/Miami Heat/Charlotte Hornets/Sacramento Kings +100000
- New Orleans Pelicans/Orlando Magic/Dallas Mavericks/Detroit Pistons/Brooklyn Nets +150000
- Minnesota Timberwolves +200000
- Washington Wizards +300000
2019 NBA Championship Busts:
Chicago Bulls/Phoenix Suns/Memphis Grizzlies/Cleveland Cavaliers/Atlanta Hawks/New York Knicks +999999