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  • This page displays the odds to win the 2024 NBA title
  • The odds represent the average 2024 NBA championship odds at online sportsbooks
  • The Denver Nuggets have opened as favorites to repeat in the 2024 NBA championship odds with the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks also in the top three

This page tracks the NBA championship odds to win the 2024 NBA championship. The first graph on the page displays the average odds for all teams at various points throughout the preseason, regular season, and postseason. The table under the graph shows the current NBA championship odds from one of the major online sportsbooks in North America.

2024 NBA Championship Odds

NBA Title Odds Movement Timeline

  • June 13, 2023: The reigning champion Denver Nuggets have opened as +475 favorites to repeat in 2024, with the Boston Celtics second in the opening 2024 NBA title odds at +538.

2024 NBA Championship Favorites

Team Moneyline
Denver Nuggets +460
Milwaukee Bucks +460
Boston Celtics +500
Phoenix Suns +700
Golden State Warriors +1200
Philadelphia 76ers +1200
Cleveland Cavaliers +1900
Los Angeles Lakers +1900
Los Angeles Clippers +2100
Miami Heat +2500
Dallas Mavericks +2700
Memphis Grizzlies +3000
New Orleans Pelicans +3600
Sacramento Kings +4200
New York Knicks +4900
Toronto Raptors +5500
Minnesota Timberwolves +6500
Atlanta Hawks +10000
Chicago Bulls +12000
Brooklyn Nets +12000
Portland Trail Blazers +13000
OKC Thunder +13000
Washington Wizards +24000
Charlotte Hornets +50000
Utah Jazz +50000
Orlando Magic +50000
Indiana Pacers +50000
San Antonio Spurs +50000
Houston Rockets +50000
Detroit Pistons +50000

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Denver Nuggets (+475)

Coming off their first championship in team history, the Denver Nuggets are slight favorites to repeat in the 2023-24 NBA season. The Nuggets were dominant at home in Denver all throughout the regular season and continued that into the playoffs, losing just once on their home court. Unless the NBA can solve the riddle of the Nuggets at home, they will remain a massive problem for the rest of the league if they manage to grab the #1 seed in the Western Conference again.

Boston Celtics (+538)

While some sportsbooks list the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of the Boston Celtics, the C’s are, on average, the second-favorite to win the 2024 NBA title. Boasting two All-NBA level talents in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Celtics finished one game back of the Bucks for the best record in the NBA last year and had the best point differential in the Association (by over a point). Advanced metrics still say the Celtics are the best team in the league, even if they seem to have trouble parlaying that dominance into consistent postseason performances.

Milwaukee Bucks (+625)

The Milwaukee Bucks showed just how heavily depended they are on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2023 playoffs. When their star was laboring with a back injury, the Bucks bowed out quietly to the Miami Heat in just five games in the first round. But at full strength, this is still arguably the best team in the league, as they showed with an NBA-best 58-24 record last year.

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How to Bet on the NBA Finals

If you’re new to betting on the NBA, all the same types of ways to bet on basketball are available for the NBA Finals. There’s also usually a robust market of props and special wagers available for each NBA Finals game. Continue scrolling for all the ways to bet on the NBA Championship odds.

Moneyline

The easiest NBA bet available is the moneyline, and it’s also the most common. When you bet the moneyline, you’re betting on who will win the game straight upThe margin of victory does not matter.

Reading moneyline odds is straightforward. Whichever team has a “+” number next to it is the underdog, while the team with a “-” next to it is the favorite. The associated numbers indicate the implied probability that the sports betting site has assigned to each team’s chances of winning the game. The best odds can also be used to calculate your prospective winnings.

Point Spread

If you place a spread bet on the favorite, they have to win by a specified number of points. Conversely, if you bet on the underdog, they have to not lose by the specified number of points.

For example, if the Warriors are -3.5 favorites in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they would have to win by at least four points for you to win your bet on Golden State. If you took the opponent +3.5, they would have to lose by three points or less for you to cash your ticket.

You can also bet point spreads in live betting, and watch for them to change before the games begin due to injury news or an influx of money being bet on one side or the other.

Total Points

Totals betting (also known as over/under betting) is also relatively straightforward. Simply put, you are placing a bet on the total points scored in a game. Calculate the total score by adding the points each team scored together.

In our example, the total is set at 210.5. If you bet on the over, you’re betting that Golden State and Boston’s combined final scores will be more than 210.5 points. Just like placing a bet against the spread, half-points are used to avoid the possibility of a push, or tie.

Prop Bets

With fantasy sports exploding, player prop betting has seen an equal rise in popularity amongst NBA bettors. This includes wagering on specific players or events within games.

You can bet on player points, rebounds, assists, three-pointers made and defensive stats – as well as combos of all put together for most of the top player in any NBA Finals game.

There’s also team props available on winning margins, race to X number of points, first team and first basket scored among many others.

Live Betting

Many sports betting sites offer live NBA betting markets, allowing you to place bets on games that are already underway.

Just like a regular pre-game bet, you’re able to bet on the moneyline, spread, total, and several interesting props. That said, the spread and odds will be adjusted in real-time, based on the progression of the game and the number of incoming bets.

Best NBA Sports Betting Promos

In order to maximize the value on your wagers, especially as you start out sports betting, it is imperative to use all the NBA sports-betting promos at your disposal. While not many of these are focused on futures bets – like NBA Championship markets – the championship futures can still give you a good gauge of the relative balance of power in the Association.

The links in the list below  will take you directly to a page with all the available promos from the country’s top-five sportsbooks.

Five Past NBA Championship Winners

Year Team
2023 Denver Nuggets
2022 Golden State Warriors
2021 Milwaukee Bucks
2020 Los Angeles Lakers
2019 Toronto Raptors
2018 Golden State Warriors
2017 Golden State Warriors
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers
2015 Golden State Warriors
2014 San Antonio Spurs

With their win in 2021, the Milwaukee Bucks broke a 49-season title drought – with Giannis Antetokounmpo now immortalized alongside Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Bucks lore. The Denver Nuggets followed suit in 2023, finally claiming their first championship in the 47-year NBA history of the franchise.

NBA Teams That Have Never Won a Championship

Team Playoff Appearances
Phoenix Suns 30
Utah Jazz 28
Indiana Pacers 25
Orlando Magic 14
Los Angeles Clippers 14
Memphis Grizzlies 11
Minnesota Timberwolves 9
Oklahoma City Thunder 8
New Orleans Pelicans 7
Charlotte Hornets 7

After coming oh-so-close in the 2021 finals by going up 2-0, the Phoenix Suns title drought is the longest in the league.

NBA Championship FAQ

Who won the NBA Finals in 2023?

The Denver Nuggets won the NBA Finals in 2023 by defeating the Miami Heat in five games.

Who is favored to win the NBA Finals 2024?

The Denver Nuggets have opened as favorites to repeat as champions next season, though some sportsbooks list the Milwaukee Bucks as co-favorites and all sportsbooks have the Nuggets, Bucks, and Boston Celtics tightly grouped at the top of the odds.

What NBA teams have never won a championship?

The Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Magic, Clippers, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, Thunder, Pelicans and Hornets have never won an NBA Championship.

Who has the most NBA championship rings?

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers each own 17 NBA Championships.


Archived NBA Championship Odds: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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