Raptors are Steady on NBA Title Odds

The Toronto Raptors have put together a solid couple of weeks on the hardwood, but it hasn’t meant much to the oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bodog.

A week ago the Raptors were +4000 underdogs to claim their first NBA championship on the futures at Bodog. They’re still +4000 on the odds this week.

Toronto lost to Phoenix in their last game to snap a four-game winning streak that included wins over Cleveland and the Clippers. If the Raptors want to prove they really belong among the contenders they’ll get their chance this weekend when they play host to the Golden State Warriors.

Speaking of the defending NBA champions, at 18-0 on the season they are obviously still heavy favorites to repeat as champs at Bodog. They’ve even been given a small boost up to +150 from +175 a week ago.

The Warriors continue to take care of all challengers and may continue to do so until Christmas day when they get a major test against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers sit at +250 on the futures for the second week in a row followed by the San Antonio Spurs at +550 and the Oklahoma City Thunder at +1200. The Spurs are down a bit from +500 which is somewhat surprising since they have won their last five games.

The Thunder are on a four-game winning streak which has moved them up from +1400.

The biggest risers on the Bodog futures are the Indiana Pacers. Last week the Pacers were buried near the middle of the pack in the odds list at +7500. After winning five in a row to improve their season mark to 11-5 the Pacers have jumped up to +2500.

Paul George is averaging 33.2 points per game during the Pacers’ streak and should have December 8 circled on his calendar for when Indiana hosts Golden State.

NBA Championship Odds at Bodog

Golden State Warriors +150
Cleveland Cavaliers +250
San Antonio Spurs +550
Oklahoma City Thunder +1200
Los Angeles Clippers +1400
Chicago Bulls +2000
Indiana Pacers +2500
Miami Heat +2500
Houston Rockets +3300
Atlanta Hawks +4000
Toronto Raptors +4000
Memphis Grizzlies +5000
Boston Celtics +6600
Washington Wizards +10000
Dallas Mavericks +10000
Detroit Pistons +10000
Utah Jazz +10000
New York Knicks +15000
Milwaukee Bucks +15000
Sacramento Kings +15000
New Orleans Pelicans +20000
Phoenix Suns +20000
Minnesota Timberwolves +25000
Charlotte Hornets +25000
Portland Trail Blazers +30000
Orlando Magic +30000
Denver Nuggets +50000
Los Angeles Lakers +100000
Brooklyn Nets +200000