The Golden State Warriors are a heavy favorite to three-peat as NBA world champions. In their latest NBA championship odds update, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook listed the Warriors at -200 favorites to win the title for a third year in a row.
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and the stacked Warriors are the team to beat once again. The Warriors won the NBA championship three times in the last four seasons. The Warriors lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavs in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Odds to Win 2019 NBA Championship
Golden State Warriors 1/2
Boston Celtics 5/1
Houston Rockets 7/1
Los Angeles Lakers 12/1
Toronto Raptors 12/1
Philadelphia 76ers 14/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 25/1
Milwaukee Bucks 80/1
Utah Jazz 80/1
Indiana Pacers 80/1
San Antonio Spurs 100/1
Denver Nuggets 100/1
New Orleans Pelicans 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 200/1
Miami Heat 200/1
Portland Trailblazers 200/1
New York Knicks 300/1
Los Angeles Clippers 300/1
Charlotte Hornets 300/1
Memphis Grizzlies 300/1
Detroit Pistons 300/1
Dallas Mavericks 300/1
Cleveland Cavs 500/1
Phoenix Suns 500/1
Orlando Magic 500/1
Brooklyn Nets 500/1
Chicago Bulls 500/1
Atlanta Hawks 1000/1
Sacramento Kings 1000/1
** Futures by Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Warriors Chasing Three-Peat
Golden State swept the Cleveland Cavs in the 2018 NBA finals to win their second-straight championship. The Los Angeles Lakers were the last team to three-peat with titles in 2000, 2001, and 2002. The Warriors are attempting to become only the fifth team in NBA history to win three championships in a row.
Should Klay Stay, Or Should Klay Go?
Could this be the beginning of the end of the Warriors dynasty? Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will be free agents at the end of the season. Which one of them is headed to Los Angeles in the off season to join LeBron and the Lakers? Which one will stay? Will KD go to the Knicks?
Will Klay Thompson stay in the Bay Area? Or head to SoCal where he has roots? Klay’s father, Mychal Thompson, played back-up center for the Lakers in the 1980s with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Rocket Man Melo and RWB’s Thunderdome
The Houston Rockets added Carmelo Anthony in a blockbuster three-way trade. Hard to ignore James Harden and Chris Paul, but is Melo really the answer? The Rockets are the second highest Western Conference team on the board at 7-1.
The Oklahoma City Thunder went from 60-1 to 25-1 when George Paul decided to stick around instead of joining LeBron James in Los Angeles. We get to watch the RWB and PG show for another season, but the Thunder might not have enough fire power to keep pace with the Warriors and Rockets.
New Kid in Town
The Lakers were 20-1 favorites to win the championship before LeBron James rolled into Hollywood. With LBJ, the Lakers are 12-1. Lakers still have a long way to go before they can challenge the big dogs in the west.
The Cleveland Cavs opened at 30-1 before LeBron jumped ship for Los Angeles. The Cavs drastically dropped to 500-1.
The Best from the East: Celtics and Sixers
The Celtics are eager for Gordon Hayward’s return to the lineup after missing last season with a broken leg. Brad Stevens is the best coach in the Eastern Conference and the Celtics are 5-1 favorites to win.
The young Sixers got schooled in the playoffs last year. But they’ll be better prepared this time. With a squad made up of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and Markelle Fultz, the Sixers offer tremendous value at 14-1.