Updated 2018 NBA Championship Odds – February 8th Edition

Updated 2018 NBA Championship Odds – February 8th Edition

Written by on February 8, 2018

With the 2017-18 regular season past the unofficial halfway point and the annual all-star game quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to take a look at the most recent NBA Championship odds. Whether you like one of the top favorites, a team with slightly longer odds or a straight-up longshot, the expert insight that you’re about to get could carry you a long way toward cashing in with a winning futures odds wager this June when the NBA Finals take place. Okay, with that said, let’s get started.

Updated 2018 NBA Championship Odds – February 8th Edition

The Favorites

Golden State Warriors

  • NBA Championship Odds: 4/7
While the Golden State Warriors are still the prohibitive favorites, they’ve lost two straight and four of their last 10 while showing some chinks in their once, impenetrable armor recently. While I don’t want to go all doom and gloom on the Dubs, right now, I’m thinking they’re going to face a stiffer challenge out west, most likely from Oklahoma City and Houston.

Houston Rockets

  • NBA Championship Odds: 13/2
Speaking of the Rockets, all I’m going to say is that if they play any sort of above average defense – they could literally beat anyone these days, even the Warriors.

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • NBA Championship Odds: 10/1
Sure, Cleveland has looked like a complete mess for long stretches this season, but until I see otherwise, I still believe all roads to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference will go through LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

Boston Celtics

  • NBA Championship Odds: 12/1
The Celtics have shown they can play with the Cavaliers, but beating them in a seven-game series is a big challenge. The good news is that the C’s have a flat-out superstar leader in Kyrie Irving, a bunch of young talent – and a cohesiveness that has surpassed every team in the league this season except Houston and maybe Golden State.

Toronto Raptors

  • NBA Championship Odds: 16/1
I like the Toronto Raptors a lot, but it’s all about heart for me. Come playoff time, we will find out very quickly if this team needs to go see the Wizard or if they’ve finally got some backbone to go along with their quartet of DeRozan, Lowry, Ibaka, and Valanciunas.

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • NBA Championship Odds: 25/1
The Oklahoma City Thunder are lurking and they could surprise, especially if you saw the way they beat the Dubs by 20 points this week behind two fine performances from Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

San Antonio Spurs

  • NBA Championship Odds: 25/1
The San Antonio Spurs will win 50 games, but they’re certainly not challenging anyone for the Western Conference crown without their best player, all-star forward Kawhi Leonard.

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • NBA Championship Odds: 28/1
The Minnesota Timberwolves are pretty damned good, but they’re not quite great just yet and they need to improve both, their bench and Tom Thibodeau’s lackluster personality!

Middle-of-The-Pack Contenders

Milwaukee Bucks

  • NBA Championship Odds: 33/1
The Milwaukee Bucks may have one of the game’s best young stars in Giannis Antetokounmpo, but their firing of head coach Jason Kidd wasn’t very well-received by the players and now, the Bucks have no shot of upsetting anyone.

Philadelphia 76ers

  • NBA Championship Odds: 66/1
The Philadelphia 76ers have two of the league’s best young stars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, but they need No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz to be just that, an elite player, plus they need some more depth on the bench.

Washington Wizards / Detroit Pistons

  • NBA Championship Odds: 66/1 – 80/1
The Washington Wizards have a pair of gifted guards in Bradley Beal and John Wall, but the Wiz also put the ‘D’ in dysfunction. The Blake Griffin addition will add some pizazz in Detroit, but it won’t help the Pistons come playoff time. The Pistons NBA Championship Odds increased since Blake Griffin arrived.

Indiana Pacers / Miami Heat

  • NBA Championship Odds: 80/1
I love what all-star guard Victor Oladipo is doing this season with the Pacers and I believe Indian could surprise in the playoffs for a round or maybe even two. The Miami Heat are fantastic defensively, but far too offensively challenged to er…challenge in the Eastern Conference.

Denver Nuggets / Portland Trail Blazers

  • NBA Championship Odds: 100/1
The Denver Nuggets just look like a team that no one will want to play once the postseason rolls around. ‘Scary’ is how I’d describe the Nuggets right about now. Unless the Portland Trail Blazers get superstar guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum some help in the frontcourt, Portland isn’t going very far in the playoffs – again.

Utah Jazz

  • NBA Championship Odds: 125/1
Last but not least, like the Nuggets, the Utah Jazz are a team that has some massive upside moving forward. The Jazz doesn’t have a genuine superstar, but they do have a bunch of really good players that play together. Here is a look at the rest of the NBA Championship Odds.

The Rest of the Field

  • Los Angeles Clippers: 200/1
  • Charlotte Hornets: 250/1
  • Chicago Bulls: 250/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 250/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans: 250/1
  • Brooklyn Nets: 1000/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies: 1000/1
  • New York Knicks: 1000/1
  • Phoenix Suns: 1000/1
  • Atlanta Hawks: 2500/1
  • Dallas Mavericks: 2500/1
  • Orlando Magic: 2500/1
  • Sacramento Kings: 2500/1
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