NBA Futures Betting – 2015 Title Odds

The 2014-15 NBA season is in full swing. Every team has played at least nine games, and we are starting to get a sense of which have a legitimate shot at the NBA title, and which have holes that are too big to plug.

Of course, a lot of question marks remain at this early juncture; central among those is how OKC will perform once Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back. Though the short-staffed Thunder are off to a horrid 3-9 start (and are the only team averaging fewer than 90 points per game), the fact that Durant and Westbrook are waiting in the wings keeps them in the top-ten of the title odds.

Below, you can find the updated odds for all 30 teams to lift the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in June. We have also included the final pre-season odds (in parentheses) so you can track each team’s progress (or regress).

Updated NBA Title Odds:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 3/1 (no movement)
  • San Antonio Spurs: 9/2 (down from 4/1)
  • Chicago Bulls: 7/1 (down from 6/1)
  • Golden State Warriors: 7/1 (up from 24/1)
  • Los Angeles Clippers: 11/1 (down from 10/1)
  • Houston Rockets: 12/1 (up from 22/1)
  • Memphis Grizzlies: 12/1 (up from 50/1)
  • Dallas Mavericks: 15/1 (up from 20/1)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: 20/1 (down from 11/2)
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 24/1 (up from 40/1)
  • Toronto Raptors: 24/1 (up from 50/1)
  • Washington Wizards: 24/1 (up from 35/1)
  • New Orleans Pelicans: 45/1 (up from 120/1)
  • Miami Heat: 50/1 (no movement)
  • Atlanta Hawks: 70/1 (up from 150/1)
  • Brooklyn Nets: 75/1 (down from 70/1)
  • Phoenix Suns: 75/1 (up from 120/1)
  • Sacramento Kings: 80/1 (up from 250/1)
  • Charlotte Hornets: 90/1 (down from 75/1)
  • New York Knicks: 100/1 (down from 55/1)
  • Detroit Pistons: 150/1 (up from 200/1)
  • Boston Celtics: 150/1 (up from 200/1)
  • Denver Nuggets: 200/1 (down from 100/1)
  • Indiana Pacers: 200/1 (down from 45/1)
  • Milwaukee Bucks: 200/1 (up from 300/1)
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 225/1 (down from 65/1)
  • Orlando Magic: 225/1 (no movement)
  • Utah Jazz: 225/1 (up from 400/1)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: 500/1 (down from 400/1)
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 1000/1 (down from 500/1)

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