Updated 2019 NBA Championship Odds – September 4th Edition

Updated 2019 NBA Championship Odds – September 4th Edition

Written by on September 4, 2018

Odds makers lowered Golden State’s chances of repeating as NBA Champions to -220 after the Warriors signed DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins. Check out these 2019 NBA Championship odds before checking out the three teams that can beat Golden State for the NBA Title along with the three teams offering the most odds value.

Updated 2019 NBA Championship Odds – September 4 Edition

Latest 2018 NBA Championship Odds

  • Golden State Warriors -220
  • Houston Rockets +750
  • Los Angeles Lakers +800
  • Boston Celtics +450
  • Philadelphia 76’ers +1000
  • Cleveland Cavaliers +16000
  • San Antonio Spurs +5000
  • New Orleans Pelicans +10000
  • Miami Heat +25000
  • Toronto Raptors +1200
  • Milwaukee Bucks +6500
  • Minnesota T’Wolves +20000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +2000
  • Utah Jazz +5000
  • Washington Wizards +12000
  • Los Angeles Clippers +16000
  • New York Knicks +22000
  • Indiana Pacers +10000
  • Portland Trailblazers +10000
  • Denver Nuggets +18000
  • Phoenix Suns +30000
  • Brooklyn Nets +35000
  • Charlotte Hornets +25000
  • Chicago Bulls +25000
  • Dallas Mavericks +20000
  • Detroit Pistons +25000
  • Sacramento Kings +35000
  • Atlanta Hawks +35000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +30000
  • Orlando Magic +30000

Three Teams with the Best Shot at Beating Golden State:  Houston Rockets, L.A.  Lakers and Boston Celtics

If not for Chris Paul’s injury, the Rockets might have beaten the Golden State Warriors in last season’s NBA Western Conference Finals. Paul played the first 5 games in the 7-game series. The Rockets had built a 3-2 series lead before Paul’s injury. Game 6 took place at Golden State while the Rockets hosted the Warriors in Game 7. Houston had two chances to beat the Warriors. They couldn’t do it without Paul. A healthy Paul, along with instant offense from Carmelo Anthony off the bench, should give the Rockets a chance of overhauling the Warriors this season. Houston’s best player, James Harden, can dominate any defense. The L.A. Lakers also have a shot to beat Golden State. At +800, L.A. offers some value. In the past four seasons, only the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James has beaten the Warriors in the NBA Finals. The Lakers signed LeBron away from the Cavaliers. Two of the best young players in the NBA start for L.A.: point-guard Lonzo Ball and small forward Brandon Ingram. With experienced Rajon Rondo backing up Ball, and Lance Stephenson backing up Ingram, the Lakers might have the bench to upset the Warriors. No matter how many stars Golden State signs, L.A. will have the best player on the court in LeBron James. LeBron and a handful of good NBA players could beat Golden State. The final team with a big shot at the Warriors are the Boston Celtics. Boston pushed the Cavaliers with LeBron to 7 games in last season’s NBA Eastern Conference Finals without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Both should be at 100% this season. Brad Stevens is the best coach in the NBA. More than a few NBA sports bettors agree with me. Boston’s odds are down to +450.

Double-Digit Teams with the Best Shot at Beating Golden State: Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76’ers, and Toronto Raptors

Oklahoma City should be better without Carmelo Anthony than they were with Carmelo Anthony. Dennis Schroder might be the most underrated point-guard in the NBA. He averaged 19.4 points and over 6 assists per game. OKC will play Schroder and Russell Westbrook at the same time. The Philadelphia 76’ers could make the leap to contention. To do so, point-guard Ben Simmons must become one of the best players in the league. Also, center Joel Embiid must stay healthy and dominate every night. Toronto only has an outside shot to win the Eastern Conference. Kawhi Leonard is great, but his head might not be in the games this season. Without Leonard’s heart in it, the Raptors could fail. Still, Toronto offers some value at +1200 because Leonard is a LeBron type player.