NBA Basketball Free Picks: NBA Futures
Looking for NBA Future Betting Odds and 2016 predictions? The NBA playoffs are finally upon us, and we have 82 games worth of notes on each and every team with which to base our playoff predictions on.
Handicapping 2016 NBA Basketball Futures Odds
The Golden State Warriors have established themselves as the clear favorites to win it, overshadowing a terrific season by the San Antonio Spurs.
In the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers appear poised to run roughshod over their competition, with a handful of teams like the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics hoping to put an end to LeBron James’s five-year Finals run.
Here’s are five teams worth taking a closer look at when putting money down on NBA Finals odds:
NBA Future Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +350
The Spurs have all too quietly had one of the best seasons in NBA history, but did so in the shadow of the Warriors, who set an NBA record for wins in a season, while the Spurs did the same with a franchise record.
The team transformed its game once again, establishing itself as the most efficient defensive squad in basketball.
The offseason addition of LaMarucs Aldridge paid off sooner than expected as he quickly adapted to the team’s complex offensive system. The Spurs are the clear No. 1 contender to knock off the Warriors, and come it and favorable odds given how good they’ve actually been.
NBA Future Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers +450
The Cavaliers have someone on their roster who’s been to the NBA Finals five consecutive times, and LeBron James seems destined to make it six in a row.
After putting the team on his back a year ago, single-handedly winning two Finals games against the eventual champion Warriors, King James will be getting a lot more help this year.
A healthy Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love figure to make the Cavaliers a much tougher out during this year’s playoffs, with the triumvirate comfortable calling themselves the favorite to win the title, even if oddsmakers have placed them third.
NBA Future Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +2800
There were big hopes for the Clippers coming into this season after the team made some additions to bolster their secondary and bench scoring – an area that’s long been an issue for the top-heavy team.
While all didn’t go according to plan during the regular year, the Clippers have quietly figured things out down the stretch, entering the postseason having won 10 of 12.
The team gets a favorable draw in the opening round, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. They’re also the most recent team to hand playoff series losses to the Spurs and Warriors, so it shouldn’t come as a shock if they escape the West.
NBA Future Betting Odds: Boston Celtics +8000
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has quickly established himself as one of the best bench bosses in the NBA just a couple years into his tenure in Boston out of Butler.
He has gotten the most out of a roster low on high-end talent, transforming Isiah Thomas into an All-Star.
The Celtics might have been wise to lose their final regular season game to draw a more favorable first round matchup, but they still have what it takes to establish themselves as a legitimate threat to win the East.
NBA Future Betting Odds: Miami Heat +8000
Interestingly enough, LeBron James’s former team may have established itself as the No. 1 contender in the East to take down the King and stop his streak of Finals runs.
The team’s backcourt of Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade is the best in the conference when those players get going.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra is one of the better coaches in basketball, and the team’s starting five is as deep a group as there is in the NBA.
How well they fare in the playoffs will depend on what kind of contribution they get from Chris Bosh.
Here are the NBA title odds in their entirety:
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- Golden State Warriors -140
- San Antonio Spurs +350
- Cleveland Cavaliers +450
- Oklahoma City Thunder +1600
- Los Angeles Clippers +2800
- Toronto Raptors +2800
- Atlanta Hawks +6600
- Boston Celtics +8000
- Miami Heat +8000
- Charlotte Hornets +15000
- Indiana Pacers +20000
- Portland Trail Blazers +20000
- Detroit Pistons +25000
- Houston Rockets +35000
- Dallas Mavericks +40000
- Memphis Grizzlies +40000
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