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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

  • [June 21] The Pelicans’ average championship odds shortened overnight from +7000 to +4000 after drafting Duke star Zion Williamson.
  • [June 17] The Lakers’ 2020 NBA Championship odds shortened dramatically from +1400 to +290 after trading for All-NBA center Anthony Davis.
  • [June 14] Despite 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 opened as 2020 NBA Championship favorites

2020 NBA Championship Odds at BetOnline

Team 2019 NBA Championship Odds at BetOnline
Los Angeles Lakers +350
Milwaukee Bucks +700
Houston Rockets +700
Toronto Raptors +700
Los Angeles Clippers +800
Golden State Warriors +1000
Philadelphia 76ers +1200
Boston Celtics +1200
Denver Nuggets +1400
Utah Jazz +2000

*Odds taken on June 21, 2019

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 do 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 do open with the best 2020 championship odds among teams in the Atlantic division.

With the Celtics likely losing Kyrie Irving and the Knicks not getting help from Kevin Durant this season, it appears the Raptors and 76ers stand above the rest again.

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 are given average odds of +5700.

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 are seeing the best odds at +8300.

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 Kevin Durant for the season (torn Achilles) and Klay Thompson until likely February.

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 are both expected to lure in some top talent in the offseason, resulting in both opening as top contenders in the West.

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. Will they trade Chris Paul, or could they give this core one more shot knowing the Warriors won’t be fully loaded during the 2019-20 NBA season?

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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