NBA Futures – Complete 2014-15 Odds Set (UPDATED)

The NBA season is finally underway. The Lakers have already suffered a key injury and Anthony Davis looks like an early MVP candidate. (Who would have guessed? Actually, I think I recall someone saying, “Davis is a superstar in the making“.)

Many stories are fighting for the headlines early in the season: Will the San Antonio Spurs repeat? Can LeBron help Cleveland win its first NBA Championship? Will Kobe Bryant remain a Laker? Only time will tell. But, since we’re very impatient, we’ve done our best to predict the future.

From the NBA Title to MVP to Rookie of the Year, we have the odds on all of the action that lies ahead, including an over/under on how many players will wear headbands! (No, seriously.)

Odds to win the NBA Championship

      (UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 14, 2014)

  • Cleveland Cavaliers – 3/1
  • San Antonio Spurs – 9/2
  • Chicago Bulls – 6/1
  • Golden State Warriors – 7/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers – 11/1
  • Houston Rockets – 12/1
  • Dallas Mavericks – 15/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies – 15/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder – 20/1
  • Portland Trailblazers – 22/1
  • Washington Wizards – 24/1
  • Toronto Raptors – 25/1
  • Miami Heat – 45/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans – 60/1
  • Brooklyn Nets – 66/1
  • New York Knicks – 75/1
  • Phoenix Suns – 75/1
  • Charlotte Hornets – 75/1
  • Sacramento Kings – 80/1
  • Atlanta Hawks – 90/1
  • Boston Celtics – 100/1
  • Indiana Pacers – 100/1
  • Denver Nuggets – 125/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers – 200/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks – 200/1
  • Detroit Pistons – 250/1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves – 300/1
  • Orlando Magic – 300/1
  • Utah Jazz – 400/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers – 1000/1

Odds to win the MVP:

  • LeBron James – 5/6
  • Anthony Davis – 12/1
  • Blake Griffin – 12/1
  • Derrick Rose – 12/1
  • Kevin Durant – 14/1
  • Russell Westbrook – 15/1
  • Stephen Curry – 18/1
  • Chris Paul – 20/1
  • Kobe Bryant – 28/1
  • Kyrie Irving – 30/1
  • LaMarcus Aldridge – 33/1
  • Carmelo Anthony – 33/1
  • James Harden – 40/1

Odds to win Rookie of the Year:

  • Jabari Parker – 5/2
  • Andrew Wiggins – 4/1
  • Nerlens Noel – 6/1
  • Julius Randle – 8/1
  • Doug McDermott – 12/1
  • Marcus Smart – 15/1
  • Dante Exum – 18/1
  • Elfrid Payton – 18/1
  • TJ Warren – 20/1
  • Nik Stauskas – 25/1
  • Bojan Bogdanovic – 30/1
  • Cleanthony Early – 32/1
  • Shabazz Napier – 35/1

Odds to win Coach of the Year:

  • Gregg Popovich – 2/1
  • David Blatt – 4/1
  • Tom Thibodeau – 6/1
  • Doc Rivers – 10/1
  • Steve Kerr – 12/1
  • Jeff Hornacek – 15/1
  • Dwane Casey – 18/1
  • Rick Carlisle – 20/1

Odds to win Defensive Player of the Year:

  • DeAndre Jordan – 3/1
  • Joakim Noah – 3/1
  • Serge Ibaka – 5/1
  • Anthony Davis – 8/1
  • Dwight Howard – 9/1
  • LeBron James – 10/1
  • Marc Gasol – 15/1
  • Roy Hibbert – 20/1
  • Andrew Bogut – 30/1
  • Kawhi Leonard – 35/1
  • Pau Gasol – 50/1

Odds to lead the NBA in points per game (regular season):

  • Kevin Durant – 3/2
  • Carmelo Anthony – 2/1
  • LeBron James – 3/1
  • James Harden – 8/1
  • Russell Westbrook – 12/1
  • Stephen Curry – 22/1
  • Blake Griffin – 25/1
  • Kobe Bryant – 40/1

Odds to be the first coach fired: 

  • Monty Williams – 8/1
  • Kevin McHale – 12/1
  • Mike Budenholzer – 15/1
  • Randy Wittman – 18/1
  • Byron Scott – 35/1
  • Scott Brooks – 150/1
  • David Blatt – 150/1

Over/under on coaches fired during the season – 2.5

Odds on getting the top pick in the 2015 NBA draft lottery:

(UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 14, 2014)

  • Philadelphia 76ers – 5/1
  • Orlando Magic – 8/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks – 10/1
  • L.A. Lakers – 10/1
  • Detroit Pistons – 12/1

Over/under on the number of players, on average, who will wear headbands during a game – 3.5

Over/under on the number of games Dwyane Wade will play (regular season) – 56.5

Over/under on the number of games each of the Spurs’ “Big Three” will play (regular season):

  • Tim Duncan – 59.5
  • Manu Ginóbili – 65
  • Tony Parker – 68.5

Odds on a player being suspended for domestic violence – 12/1

Odds on getting the most technical fouls (regular season):

  • DeMarcus Cousins – 4/1
  • Blake Griffin – 4/1
  • Kevin Durant – 6/1
  • Brandon Jennings – 6/1
  • Joakim Noah – 6/1
  • Lance Stephenson – 6/1
  • Dwight Howard – 7/1

Odds on participating in the Slam Dunk Contest:

  • Damian Lillard – 4/1
  • Terrence Ross – 4/1
  • Nerlens Noel – 5/1
  • Jabari Parker – 5/1
  • Andrew Wiggins – 5/1
  • Harrison Barnes – 8/1
  • John Wall – 8/1
  • Ben McLemore – 12/1

Odds on Kobe Bryant finishing his career with Lakers – 8/1

Odds on the most likely NBA Finals matchup:

  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 12/1

Odds on winning the Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game on Christmas Day:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers – 1/4
  • Miami Heat – 10/1
  • Field – JK

Odds on retiring at the end of the season:

  • Steve Nash – 4/1
  • Tim Duncan – 8/1
  • Kevin Garnett – 15/1
  • Kobe Bryant – 20/1
  • Paul Pierce – 22/1

(Photo credit: Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo may appear cropped from its original.)