NBA Championship Betting Odds Update

After starting the season with five straight wins the Toronto Raptors are not only making some noise in the NBA early on, but the oddsmakers are also hearing them. Toronto has been given an early boost up the NBA championship futures to +3300. They currently share those odds with Miami and Atlanta.

Toronto’s early-season success had been driven by strong play from DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry. DeRozan leads the Raptors with 22.43 points per games, Valanciunas is averaging a double-double with 14.5 points and 11 rebounds per game, and Lowry is netting 18.8 points per game and handing out 5.8 assists.

While the Raptors are slowly moving up the futures odds the top still belongs to last year’s NBA finalists, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors at +300. Behind the hot hand of Stephen Curry the Warriors are still undefeated this season at 7-0. The Cavaliers have won six in a row after starting the season with a loss and that’s all without starting point guard Kyrie Irving. The Cavs and Warriors don’t meet up for the first time this season until Christmas Day

The rest of the Top 5 on the online sportsbook Bodog NBA Championship futures includes the San Antonio Spurs at +500, the Oklahoma City Thunder at +700, and the Los Angeles Clippers at +900. The Spurs haven’t looked as impressive as expected after bringing in LaMarcus Aldridge and David West to play alongside Tim Duncan and company. However they have started to gel in their recent games and now could be the time to bet on them before they take off and start up the odds list.

The Thunder have dropped their last two games, but as long as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook stay healthy they’ll be among the title favorites.

The additions of Paul Pierce and Josh Smith give the Clippers’ rotation more veteran presence, and they are the only team in Los Angeles this season that even has a chance at the playoffs let alone a championship title.

Bodog NBA Championship Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers +300
Golden State Warriors +300
San Antonio Spurs +500
Oklahoma City Thunder +700
Los Angeles Clippers +900
Chicago Bulls +1200
Houston Rockets +1600
Miami Heat +3300
Toronto Raptors +3300
Atlanta Hawks +3300
Memphis Grizzlies +4000
Washington Wizards +4000
New Orleans Pelicans +7500
Indiana Pacers +7500
Boston Celtics +7500
Minnesota Timberwolves +7500
Detroit Pistons +10000
Milwaukee Bucks +10000
New York Knicks +10000
Dallas Mavericks +10000
Utah Jazz +10000
Sacramento Kings +15000
Phoenix Suns +20000
Portland Trail Blazers +20000
Los Angeles Lakers +25000
Denver Nuggets +25000
Charlotte Hornets +25000
Orlando Magic +30000
Brooklyn Nets +50000
Philadelphia 76ers +100000