2017 NBA Title Odds & PicksJosh Bailey
The 2017 NBA Playoffs start this weekend. As to be expected, Golden State is a big favorite while Cleveland is second choice. There are plenty more teams to choose from in addition to the Warriors and Cavs. Keep reading to find out who are your best bets to win the 2017 NBA Title. Happy hunting!
2017 NBA Title Odds & Picks
- Golden State Warriors -155
- Cleveland Cavs +335
- San Antonio Spurs +840
- Boston Celtics +1975
- Houston Rockets +2325
- Toronto Raptors +3500
- Washington Wizards +4000
- LA Clippers +4500
- Utah Jazz +6000
- Oklahoma City Thunder +9000
- Memphis Grizzlies +12500
- Atlanta Hawks +22500
- Milwaukee Bucks +22500
- Indiana Pacers +22500
- Portland Trail Blazers +27500
- Chicago Bulls +27500
The Odds-On Favorite To Win The 2017 NBA Title: Golden State Warriors -155
Kevin Durant is healthy. What it means is that the Warriors are at full strength. If you spend all your energy stopping Durant, you must deal with the Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. Then, if you decide to stop the Splash Brothers…how do you stop KD?
No matter how you cut it, Golden State is going to be tough to beat. But, taking a wash at -155 on any team to get through four rounds in the NBA Playoffs is impossible to do. Too many things can happen. Especially for a Warriors team who is looking to make their 3rd straight trip to the finals and second win. Time to look elsewhere!
The Smart Pick To Win The 2017 NBA Title: Cleveland Cavaliers +335
The best player on the planet, maybe the best of all time, is LeBron James. King James single handedly beat the Golden State Warriors in last season’s NBA Championship. I feel comfortable saying that because LeBron changes the entire flow of a game.
He’s the most complete player the NBA has ever seen. Forget stats with LeBron. He’s Magic Johnson without needing Kareem and James Worthy to win an NBA Championship. It’s tough to bet against LeBron no matter what has happened during the regular season.
If you are smart, bet on Cleveland to win back-to-back NBA titles.
The Value Odds To Win The 2017 NBA Title: San Antonio Spurs +840
The +840 odds on San Antonio make them the best value play on the board. The Spurs go into the NBA Playoffs on a 3-game losing streak. Against the spread, San Antonio has been even worse. They’re 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
But, offensive and defensive percentages say that San Antonio is playing possum. The mighty Spurs are ranked first in three-point percentage at 39%. They’re ranked in the Top 5 in the NBA on defense in points allowed per game, three-point percentage, field goal percentage, and rebounds per.
If you don’t believe in the Warriors or Cavs this season, the Spurs are the top bet to win the 2017 NBA Title.
The Dark Horse Pick To Win The 2017 NBA Title: Toronto Raptors +3500
In a contrast to the Spurs, the Toronto Raptors head to the NBA Playoffs smoking hot. Toronto has won 4 games in a row. Before writing off the Raptors, what NBA Championship future players should notice is that Toronto has won games via their defense and their offense.
In their past 6 games, they’ve beaten Indiana 111 to 100 and Philadelphia 113 to 105. They’ve also beaten Cleveland 98 to 83 and Miami 96 to 94. What it means is that the Raptors can adjust to their opponents. That’s a huge advantage for them going into the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
The Raptors have addressed every issue that derailed their playoff dreams the last few season. They are healthy, deep & loaded. They are ready to win now.
At the odds, it’s tough to not consider a few bucks on Toronto to upset San Antonio, Golden State, and Cleveland. The Raptors can hang with those three favorites.