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Odds to Win the 2018-19 NBA Championship: Warriors in Line to Win Third Straight

Odds to Win the 2018-19 NBA Championship: Warriors in Line to Win Third Straight

The confetti has fallen, the champagne bottles have been popped and another great NBA betting season has come to a conclusion. But online sportsbooks are forward thinkers and they’ve already looked ahead to the 2018-19 NBA season by placing the Golden State Warriors as the favorite to win their third NBA championship in a row.

Online sportsbook Bovada has the Warriors (+125) on top of its oddsboard followed by the Houston Rockets (+400), Philadelphia 76ers (+450), Boston Celtics (+600), Los Angeles Lakers (+1600), Cleveland Cavaliers (+2500), San Antonio Spurs (+2500), Miami Heat (+4000), Toronto Raptors (+6000) and Milwaukee Bucks (+7500) to round out the top 10.

Is this the End of the LeBron Era with the Cavaliers?

After getting swept in the NBA Finals and having lost eight of their last nine Finals games vs the Warriors, the Cavaliers (and specifically LeBron James) may be due for a change. Speculation about who King James will play for in 2018-19 has been a hot topic since the opening tip of the season back in October with a collection of six to eight teams all feeling they have a legitimate shot at landing the Chosen One.

Since Cleveland boasts one of the highest payrolls in the league going into next season, it may not have much flexibility to improve enough for LeBron to win his ninth straight Eastern Conference title. At +2500, it may be wise to look at another team on the oddsboard.

To read more on the betting odds of where LeBron will play next season, click here.

Flagship Franchises are Set up for Next Season

Parity is not a common theme in the NBA as only 11 franchises have won the NBA championship since 1980. With the potential of a hectic offseason of transactions, certain teams like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers could propel themselves into the conversation of toppling Golden State.

The Lakers could be the busy players of the summer by having two max-contract slots available with their salary cap and owning the mantra of “championship or bust.” Every top free agent has been linked to the purple and gold and after missing the playoffs for the fifth year in a row, Magic Johnson and company will look to make a splash to bring more rings to the Left Coast. At +1600, now is the time to jump on the value as it will plummet after free agency, especially if LeBron bounces to La-La Land.

As for the Celtics (+600), it should be interesting to see how their roster shakes out with the emergence of Jayson Tatum and the return of Gordon Hayward. GM Danny Ainge has never been shy about attempting to improve his roster and with his loot box of future draft picks, the upcoming NBA draft could paint a brighter picture for how this team will look come October. Considering the Celtics made Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final without superstar Kyrie Irving, Boston is in prime shape to contend for the title next season and for years to come.

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Odds To Win The 2018-19 NBA Championship

Odds as of June 11 at Bovada

  • Golden State Warriors +125
  • Houston Rockets +400
  • Philadelphia 76ers +450
  • Boston Celtics +600
  • Los Angeles Lakers +1600
  • Cleveland Cavaliers +2500
  • San Antonio Spurs +2500
  • Miami Heat +4000
  • Toronto Raptors +6000
  • Milwaukee Bucks +7500
  • Minnesota Timberwolves +7500
  • New Orleans Pelicans +7500
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +7500
  • Utah Jazz +7500
  • Denver Nuggets +10000
  • Indiana Pacers +10000
  • Los Angeles Clippers +10000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +10000
  • Washington Wizards +10000
  • New York Knicks +15000
  • Phoenix Suns +25000
  • Atlanta Hawks +50000
  • Brooklyn Nets +50000
  • Charlotte Hornets +50000
  • Chicago Bulls +50000
  • Dallas Mavericks +50000
  • Detroit Pistons +50000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +50000
  • Orlando Magic +50000
  • Sacramento Kings +50000
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