2017 NBA Finals Odds

It would appear the Warriors and Cavaliers are barreling toward another NBA Finals meeting, this one, if it does indeed come to fruition, would represent a rubber match series between the two powers. And the odds makers at Bovada.lv presently like Golden State to prevail in that matchup, or any other, favoring it at -150 odds in their latest 2017 NBA Finals Odds.

The Warriors are, obviously, off their record 73 win pace from a season ago; however, they are still a ridiculous 44-8 and on pace to lead the association in victories for a third straight season.

Golden State’s +13.2 scoring differential is also tops in the league and five points better than the next closest team (San Antonio at +8.2).

And, of course, how could any lineup, other than one featuring Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, be favored to win the NBA Finals? The Cavaliers have an argument, given that they are the defending champions, but the Warriors 4-2 series win over Cleveland in 2015 and the Cavs unlikely comeback from 1-3 in last year’s Finals takes away some of its punch.

Cleveland is an easy second choice, though, and the odds makers have them at just that. The Cavaliers are drawing +275 odds to retain their title in spite of LeBron James seeming displeasure with the team’s current makeup.

The Spurs are next up, lined at +750 odds to win the franchise’s sixth championship. San Antonio presently owns the NBA’s second best record at 40-12.

The only other squads being viewed as realistic contenders are the Rockets, Celtics, Clippers and Raptors. Houston and Boston are getting +1600 and +2000 NBA Finals odds while LA and Toronto are both lined at +2500 odds.

2017 NBA Finals Odds: NBA Odds Provided by Bovada.lv

Golden State Warriors -150
Cleveland Cavaliers +275
San Antonio Spurs +750
Houston Rockets +1600
Boston Celtics +2000
Los Angeles Clippers +2500
Toronto Raptors +2500
Washington Wizards +3300
Utah Jazz +4000
Atlanta Hawks +10000
Memphis Grizzlies +10000
Oklahoma City Thunder +10000
Chicago Bulls +10000
Indiana Pacers +10000
Milwaukee Bucks +20000
Charlotte Hornets +20000
Miami Heat +20000
Detroit Pistons +30000
Portland Trail Blazers +30000
New York Knicks +50000
Denver Nuggets +50000
Dallas Mavericks +50000
Orlando Magic +100000