The 2018 NBA playoffs are here. Las Vegas basketball oddsmakers have listed the defending champion Golden State Warriors as +135 favorites to repeat. Following the Dubs are the Rockets at +228, Cavs at +630 and the Raptors at +780. Who should you bet on?
Odds & Picks 2018 NBA Title
- Dubs +135
- Rockets +228
- Cavs +630
- Raptors +780
- 76ers +2350
- Thunder +3750
- Rip City +4650
- Jazz +6900
- Spurs +8000
- Celtics +10000
- Wizards +12500
- Pacers +12500
- Bucks +15000
- Heat +17500
- T’Wolves +20000
- Pelicans +20000
The Favorite To Win The 2018 NBA Title: Warriors
The defending NBA champions will have to face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the NBA playoffs without star Steph Curry who is dealing with an MCL injury. Good news for the Dubs, the Spurs will be without their own star, Kawhi Leonard.
The Smart Pick To Win The 2018 NBA Title: Rockets
The Rockets are the best team in the NBA, but James Harden and Chris Paul both have playoff demons to slay.
There isn’t a duo in the NBA that has more to prove in the playoffs. That’s why they joined forces last summer. Paul hasn’t made it past the secound round of the NBA playoffs. Harden still has nightmares of his last playoff performance when he went 2-of-11 for 10-points and 6 turnovers last year in Game 6 of the West semis against the Kawhi-less Spurs that ended the Rockets’ season.
The Longshot Pick To Win The 2018 NBA Title: Thunder +5000
You don’t go get talent like Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to not be all in on winning the NBA title now. The two all-stars join Russell Westbrook. The thinking all season was the Thunder were built for the postseason.
The Thunder needed all 82 games to earn home-court advantage in the first round. They also face a Jazz team they have beaten three out of four times in the regular season.