2020 NBA Championship odds

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With the NBA trade deadline in the rearview mirror and the All-Star break just wrapping up, we look at the odds to win the NBA Championship as well as the betting odds for Eastern and Western Conference champions.

The Los Angeles Lakers sit as the favorites to win the NBA Championship at +225, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at +275 and the Los Angeles Clippers at +300. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are priced at +2,000 odds, and the New York Knicks have plummeted from +16,000 to +1,000,000. The Golden State Warriors, currently dead last in the NBA standings, have seen their title odds pulled off the board (OTB).

All NBA odds courtesy SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas as of Feb. 18, 2020.


Team Odds to win NBA Championship
Milwaukee Bucks +250
Los Angeles Lakers +300
Los Angeles Clippers +325
Houston Rockets +1,300
Denver Nuggets +1,500
Utah Jazz +1,600
Philadelphia 76ers +1,600
Toronto Raptors +2,000
Miami Heat +2,000
Boston Celtics +2,200
Dallas Mavericks +2,800
Indiana Pacers +4,500
Portland Trail Blazers +5,000
San Antonio Spurs +7,000
Oklahoma City Thunder +8,000
Brooklyn Nets +9,000
Memphis Grizzlies +9,000
New Orleans Pelicans +10,000
Orlando Magic +12,500
Sacramento Kings +30,000
Chicago Bulls +40,000
Detroit Pistons +50,000
Pheonix Suns +50,000
Minnesota Timberwolves +50,000
Charlotte Hornets +50,000
Washington Wizards +50,000
Golden State Warriors +200,000
New York Knicks +200,000
Cleveland Cavaliers +300,000
Atlanta Hawks +300,000



Teams Odds to win the Eastern Conference
Milwaukee Bucks -175
Philadelphia 76ers +600
Miami Heat +750
Toronto Raptors +750
Boston Celtics +800
Indiana Pacers +2,500
Brooklyn Nets +4,500
Orlando Magic +6,000
Chicago Bulls +15,000
Charlotte Hornets +20,000
Detroit Pistons +20,000
Washington Wizards +25,000
New York Knicks +60,000
Cleveland Cavaliers +75,000
Atlanta Hawks +75,000


Team Odds to win the Western Conference
Los Angeles Lakers +175
Los Angeles Clippers +200
Houston Rockets +650
Denver Nuggets +800
Utah Jazz +900
Dallas Mavericks +1,600
Portland Trail Blazers +3,300
San Antonio Spurs +4,000
Oklahoma City Thunder +4,500
Memphis Grizzlies +4,500
New Orleans Pelicans +6,000
Sacramento Kings +15,000
Pheonix Suns +20,000
Minnesota Timberwolves +25,000
Golden State Warriors +75,000


Sportsbooks will post odds for the NBA Finals as early as the summer before the season starts. These odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason as players get hurt, suspended or are traded. Once the regular season begins, title odds will change daily as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt, suspended or traded. Sportsbook will also adjust the NBA odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.

NBA Championship odds will usually look like this:

  • Milwaukee Bucks +250

This means that on a $100 bet, you’ll stand to win $250 if the Bucks win the NBA title. If it’s close to the end of the regular season or even during the playoffs and the NBA has a very dominant team, you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.

  • Golden State Warriors -120

This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Warriors championship.

Above we have posted the American odds for the NBA championship. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1


Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.


Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

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The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)


Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)


Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook