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We’ve been tracking the NBA championship odds for all 30 teams since they became available and have included the info below. The graphs on this page are generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

2020 NBA Championship Odds

    • [July 12] With the addition of Russell Westbrook from OKC, the Houston Rockets’ average odds have shortened from +1200 to +700
    • [July 6] After adding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Los Angeles Clippers are now the favorites to win the 2020 NBA Championship
    • [July 1] After landing both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in free agency, the Brooklyn Nets’ championship odds went from an average of 20-1 to 16-1
    • [June 21] The Pelicans’ average championship odds shortened overnight from +600 to +4667 after drafting Duke star Zion Williamson.
    • [June 16] The Lakers’ 2020 NBA Championship odds shortened even further after trading for All-NBA center Anthony Davis.
    • [June 14] Being without Kevin Durant for the 2019-20 season, even if he does re-sign, and Klay Thompson likely to be out until February – again, if he does re-sign – the Golden State Warriors have not opened as NBA Championship favorites for the first time since 2015-16, the Lakers own that title

    2020 NBA Championship Odds at BetOnline

    Team 2019 NBA Championship Odds at BetOnline
    Los Angeles Clippers +350
    Los Angeles Lakers +400
    Milwaukee Bucks +500
    Houston Rockets +800
    Philadelphia 76ers +900
    Utah Jazz +1200
    Golden State Warriors +1400
    Denver Nuggets +1600
    Boston Celtics +1600
    Brooklyn Nets +2500

    *Odds taken on August 14, 2019. For a full list of teams click the link in the table. 

    The best way of predicting the future is to look back into the past. Here are some interesting trends to consider before making a wager:

    • The Western Conference has won seven of the last 11 NBA championships
    • Five of the last 11 NBA championships have been won by a team from the Pacific Division
    • LeBron James has been to the NBA Finals in seven of the last eight seasons
    • Teams that win the first game of a best-of-seven series win the series 76% of the time
    • Teams that win the first two games of a best-of-seven series win the series 94% of the time
    • Teams that win the first three games of a best-of-seven series win the series 100% of the time

    Eastern Conference Top Contenders

      Despite winning the championship, the Toronto Raptors did not open with the best odds among teams in the Eastern Conference. That honor has been bestowed upon the Milwaukee Bucks.

      Atlantic Division

        The Toronto Raptors did open with the best 2020 championship odds among teams in the Atlantic division.

        That changed with Brooklyn landing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, while Kawhi Leonard left Toronto for Los Angeles.

        Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
        Boston Celtics 17 21 2008 2010
        Brooklyn Nets 0 0 N/A N/A
        New York Knicks 2 8 1973 1999
        Philadelphia 76ers 3 9 1983 2001
        Toronto Raptors 1 1 2019 2019

        Central Division

          The Bucks may not face much competition for the NBA Championship in their own division, as the next best team is the Pacers, who opened with average odds of +7500.

          Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
          Chicago Bulls 6 6 1998 1998
          Cleveland Cavaliers 1 5 2016 2018
          Detroit Pistons 3 7 2004 2005
          Indiana Pacers 0 1 N/A 2000
          Milwaukee Bucks 1 2 1971 1974

          Southeast Division

            The Southeast doesn’t look to contain any contenders in the 2019-20 season, as the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks opened with the best championship odds in the division at an astronomical 100-1. The Heat may at least be respectable now with Jimmy Butler, which pushed their average odds as short as +4000.

            Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
            Atlanta Hawks 1 4 1958 1961
            Charlotte Hornets 0 0 N/A N/A
            Miami Heat 3 5 2013 2014
            Orlando Magic 0 2 N/A 2009
            Washington Wizards 1 4 1978 1979

            Western Conference Top Contenders

              The 2019 NBA Finals was a costly one for the Golden State Warriors. Not only did they lose to the Raptors in six, but they will be without Klay Thompson until likely February, and Kevin Durant has left in free agency.

              Northwest Division

                No NBA division has produced fewer championships than the Northwest, whose lone title belongs to the 1977 Trail Blazers. But Portland went the furthest among Northwest teams last season, making it to the Western Conference Finals before being swept by the Warriors.

                However, it’s the Nuggets who open with the best NBA Championship odds in the division.

                Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
                Denver Nuggets 0 0 N/A N/A
                Minnesota Timberwolves 0 0 N/A N/A
                Oklahoma City Thunder 0 1 N/A 2012
                Portland Trail Blazers 1 3 1977 1992
                Utah Jazz 0 2 N/A 1998

                Pacific Division

                  The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers didn’t open as the top two favorites for the 2020 NBA Championship. But after the Lakers landed Anthony Davis and the Clippers acquired Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, they’re now seen as the class of the league.

                  Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
                  Golden State Warriors 6 10 2018 2019
                  Los Angeles Clippers 0 0 N/A N/A
                  Los Angeles Lakers 16 31 2010 2010
                  Phoenix Suns 0 2 N/A 1993
                  Sacramento Kings 1 1 1951 1951

                  Southwest Division

                    When you think of the Spurs, the first word that comes to mind is “consistency.” San Antonio has reached the playoffs in each of the last 22 seasons and has won six conference titles and five NBA championships during that time.

                    But the Rockets are the team to watch in the Southwest. After trading Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook, Houston saw their average odds shorten from 12-1 to 7-1.

                    Team NBA Championships Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
                    Dallas Mavericks 1 2 2011 2011
                    Houston Rockets 2 4 1995 1995
                    Memphis Grizzlies 0 0 N/A N/A
                    New Orleans Pelicans 0 2 N/A N/A
                    San Antonio Spurs 5 6 2014 2014

                    NBA Teams That Have Never Won a Championship

                    Team Playoff Appearances
                    Phoenix Suns 29
                    Utah Jazz 27
                    Indiana Pacers 25
                    Denver Nuggets 24
                    Orlando Magic 14
                    Los Angeles Clippers 13
                    Memphis Grizzlies 10
                    Minnesota Timberwolves 9
                    Oklahoma City Thunder 8
                    New Orleans Pelicans 7
                    Charlotte Hornets 7
                    Brooklyn Nets 3

                    The Toronto Raptors removed their name from this list in 2019, as Kawhi Leonard and co. took down the back-to-back champion Warriors.

                    No NBA team has endured a longer championship drought than the Kings, who have gone 67 years without hoisting the NBA’s top trophy. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon as Sacramento has finished below .500 in each of the last 12 seasons and are still in the midst of a seemingly endless rebuild.


                    Archived NBA Championship Odds: 2019, 2018

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                    After receiving a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa ('15), Matt spent two years with Rogers TV as a host, producer, and play-by-play commentator. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief and sports betting expert.