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2021 NBA Championship Odds Tracker

Updated: May 6, 2021

2021 NBA Championship Odds for Top Contenders


2021 NBA Championship Odds for Top Contenders


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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.

    2021 NBA Championship Odds

    Team Odds at DraftKings
    Brooklyn Nets +240
    Los Angeles Lakers +350
    Los Angeles Clippers +500
    Utah Jazz +700
    Milwaukee Bucks +750
    Philadelphia 76ers +1200
    Phoenix Suns +1400
    Denver Nuggets +3500
    Miami Heat +3800
    Dallas Mavericks +4000
    Boston Celtics +5000
    Portland Trail Blazers +6000
    Atlanta Hawks +10000
    New York Knicks +10000
    Toronto Raptors +15000
    Memphis Grizzlies +15000
    Indiana Pacers +15000
    Golden State Warriors +25000
    New Orleans Pelicans +25000
    San Antonio Spurs +25000
    Chicago Bulls +25000
    Washington Wizards +30000
    Charlotte Hornets +50000
    Sacramento Kings +100000
    Houston Rockets +150000
    Orlando Magic +150000
    Cleveland Cavaliers +150000
    Detroit Pistons +150000
    Minnesota Timberwolves +150000
    Oklahoma City Thunder +150000

    Odds as of May 6th

    [May 6] The Suns keep winning, and their odds keep shortening – as DraftKings has moved Phoenix to odds of +1400 from +2000

    [April 28] After a brief lengthening, the Clippers have shortened back to odds of +500 to win the title at DraftKings

    [April 23] Utah has overtaken the Milwaukee Bucks at DraftKings, leaving just the Brooklyn Nets as the Eastern Conference team in the top four

    [April 14] With Jamal Murray now out for the season, the Nuggets odds have taken a significant hit, fading from an average of +1700 to +3750

    [April 8] The Nets have continued to re-inforce their roster with the signings of Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge – and with Kevin Durant finally returning and not missing a shot on Wednesday night, Brooklyn are league favorites at average odds of +255

    [March 25] While teams at the top await reinforcements on the buyout market, Denver saw their odds shorten the most on deadline day as their price moved to +2100 after trading from Aaron Gordon from Orlando

    [March 16] Not much movement in the odds at the top of the board, while Utah slightly shortened to an average price of +825

    [March 10] Brooklyn has nearly pulled even with the Lakers in the wake of adding Blake Griffin via buyout, now at average odds of +300, to the Lakers’ price of +270

    [March 4] Utah has slightly cooled from their torrid pace to start the new year, going 6-4 in their last ten games, but their average championship odds have improved to +825 from +925 last week

    [February 25] With AD on the shelf due to his calf injury, the Lakers are laboring as they’ve lost five of six, opening the door for the Nets to close the gap. Brooklyn has improved to average odds of +313, while LAL sits at +270

    [February 18] Utah’s odds are continually improving as they keep mowing teams down nightly, now at an average odds of +1150

    [February 9] The Sixers and Jazz have seen their odds dramatically improved as two of the hottest teams in the league, while the preseason darkhorse Mavericks have all but ejected from the title race, now at average odds of +4300

    [February 2] Despite currently owning the best offensive rating in the league, the Nets also own the worst defensive rating in the league and have seen their average odds fade to +388

    [January 20] The Lakers and Nets are consensus favorites a week after the James Harden trade

    [January 13] After the blockbuster deal for James Harden, the Nets have surged to +270 favorites for the championship, just behind the Lakers who are +260

    [January 11] Despite now dealing with COVID-19 issues, the 76ers odds continue to improve, as they’ve shortened to +1600 from last week

    [January 5] After assuming 2nd favorite position, the Nets have faded back into a tie behind the Lakers with the Clippers and Bucks. LAL are still well ahead of the pack at average odds of +245

    [December 28] Through the opening week of play KD and Kyrie have impressed in Brooklyn, as the Nets average odds are down to +520

    [December 23] Despite big opening night wins, the Nets and Clippers odds remain unchanged, while the Miami Heat have surged into the top five, at average odds of +1550 to return to the Finals and win a title

    [December 16] Odds have mostly held steady with less than a week to go before the season begins, with the Lakers in pole position at +273

    [December 3] With Russell Westbrook headed to DC and the unsure thing that is John Wall joining James Harden in Houston, the Rockets average title odds have fallen from +3100 to +6500

    [November 30] The majority of roster movement is likely finished for the league as training camps near, and the Lakers have strengthened their favorite position, now at odds of +285 to go back-to-back as champions

    [November 23] By signing Harrell and Gasol, the Lakers got needed reinforcements for AD in the front court, and are now heavy +290 favorites to repeat after the first weekend of free agency. With Klay Thompson confirmed out for the season, the Warriors average odds have plummeted to +2750

    [November 19] With Klay Thompson reportedly suffering some kind of serious right leg injury and the drafting of James Wiseman, the Warriors odds have been on the move, but are settling at an average of +1000

    [November 16] In the first blockbuster of the season, Phoenix acquired Chris Paul from the Thunder for a package anchored by Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre. The Suns average odds shortened to +4250 from +6500 after the deal. The Nets odds have also shortened to an average of +700, as speculation heats up James Harden could be traded from Houston to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

    [November 10] The Clippers have slightly faded to average odds of +550 for the ’21 title, and we should expect more shifting amongst contenders after next week’s draft

    [October 27] The Nets have shortened to +800 on average to win next year’s title, although the potential Christmas start date to next season that’s been reported as an option could have Brooklyn shorthanded early on as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are still rehabbing their injuries.

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    Five Past NBA Championship Winners

    Year Team
    2020 Los Angeles Lakers
    2019 Toronto Raptors
    2018 Golden State Warriors
    2017 Golden State Warriors
    2016 Cleveland Cavaliers

    For the first time in years the championship race for 2020-21 is wide open. While LeBron James and AD will try to repeat, they have to go through a deep Western Conference and could be seeing Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving in the NBA Finals.

    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

    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: 2020, 2019, 2018

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