Updated NBA Championship Odds - January 20th Edition

Updated NBA Championship Odds – January 20th Edition

Written by on January 20, 2018

With the 2017-18 NBA regular season approaching it’s annual all-star game and teams in both conferences revealing who they are and likely will be for the remainder of the season, now is a perfect time to take an in-depth look at the latest NBA Championship Odds!The expert betting analysis that you’re about to get on some of the top favorites, middle of the pack contenders and my top longshot selection to pull off what would definitely be a monumental upset will give you the insight you need in order to maximize your championship future NBA title odds pick.Now, let’s get started.

Updated NBA Championship Odds – January 20th Edition

Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

  • 1-Boston Celtics
  • 2-Toronto Raptors
  • 3-Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 4-Miami Heat
  • 5-Washington Wizards
  • 6-Milwaukee Bucks
  • 7-Indiana Pacers
  • 8-Philadelphia 76ers

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Western Conference Playoff Picture

  • 1-Golden State Warriors
  • 2-Houston Rockets
  • 3-San Antonio Spurs
  • 4-Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 5-Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 6-Portland Trail Blazers
  • 7-New Orleans Pelicans
  • 8-Los Angeles Clippers

Top Contenders NBA Championship Odds

  • Golden State Warriors: 10/17
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 5/1
  • Houston Rockets: 9/1
  • Boston Celtics: 10/1
  • San Antonio Spurs: 14/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: 16/1
The Warriors (37-9) were already the best team in basketball before adding unselfish superstar Kevin Durant. Now, they ‘straight own’ the Cavaliers and look like a lock to win it all again this season, barring like five massive disasters. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-17) may make it to the NBA Finals, but this year, they look seriously vulnerable, so that’s not a given. Even if they do make it out of the east, read the above sentences on Golden State. They’re not beating the far superior Warriors!James Harden and the Houston Rockets (31-12) look like they can beat any team in the league – except Golden State. What?! Kyrie Irving said he ain’t nobody’s damned ‘Robin,’ to LeBron James’ Batman and he’s proved it! The Celtics (34-12) have a future that is so bright right now, that you need to wear sunglasses when looking at them. The Spurs (30-16) are going to win 50 games this season (again), but make no mistake about it, they’re not championship-caliber anymore.The Oklahoma City Thunder (25-20) might have Rusell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony, but only one of the three (George) plays any defense and the Thunder will be an afterthought once the playoffs get underway and they have to face an elite team that actually plays together!

Pretenders NBA Championship Odds

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: 25/1
  • Toronto Raptors: 25/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks: 40/1
  • Miami Heat: 66/1
  • Washington Wizards: 66/1
The Timberwolves (29-18) are looking pretty damned good right now and I think they could challenge for a berth in the Western Conference Finals. I would just repeat the previous sentence about Minnesota for the Raptors, but then I keep remembering they don’t have much heart and anyone willing to throw down if it comes to that, outside of Serge Ibaka that is.The NBA Championship Odds for Minnesota are increasing week after week.Look, it’s not going to happen for Milwaukee or Miami this season – nor next, unless both franchises somehow make a blockbuster trade. The Bucks have become too dependent upon the Greek Freak and the Heat need a superstar to go with their other group of very good players.I picked the Wizards to beat my beloved Boston Celtics last season and I’m going to say they are still offering some excellent value as a whopping 66/1 pick, simply because they have a complete roster. Of course, the Wizards are the brightest bunch of ballers around, but they have heart, a pair of all-stars and a quartet of other very good players, so there’s that!

The Rest of the NBA Championship Odds

  • Detroit Pistons: 100/1
  • Denver Nuggets: 125/1
  • Indiana Pacers: 125/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 125/1
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 125/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans: 200/1
  • New York Knicks: 250/1
  • Utah Jazz: 250/1
  • Charlotte Hornets: 250/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers: 250/1
  • Chicago Bulls: 500/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 500/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies: 500/1
  • Orlando Magic: 500/1
  • Phoenix Suns: 500/1
  • Brooklyn Nets: 1000/1
  • Sacramento Kings: 1000/1
  • Atlanta Hawks: 2500/1
  • Dallas Mavericks: 2500/1