2016 NBA Finals Odds Update

2016 nba finals oddsGolden State’s march to its first NBA title since 1975 bolstered its offseason stock in the eyes of bookmaker Bovada.lv; however, the Warriors were still lagging behind the Cavaliers and Spurs in the perception department. Cleveland was a +275 NBA Finals favorite back in July while San Antonio was a +300 second pick. Steph Curry and company were third on the list at +550 odds. Bovada’s latest 2016 NBA Finals Odds update has corrected what looks to be a mistake.

Golden State is now a rather large favorite to retain its title, drawing a -110 NBA Finals line. The Cavs and Spurs are still considered top three material at +300 and +325 odds, respectively, while the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors round out the top five at +900 and +2000 odds.

There are countless reasons for the Warriors odds ‘upgrade’. The 47-4 record, the 24-0 mark at home, the +12.6 scoring differential and, of course, their three dominating wins over Cleveland and San Antonio. Curry, the league’s reigning MVP, playing at a career best level hasn’t hurt either.

Obviously, no one is dismissing the Cavaliers as a serious threat to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy; however, their best hope to win the title at this juncture would seemingly be an injury to Curry or the Spurs knocking off the Warriors in the Western Conference Playoffs.

Even then, Cleveland would have its work cut out, having lost to San Antonio three times in the last five meetings between the two clubs.

The Sixers, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Suns and Lakers did not even warrant a listing in Bovada’s latest NBA Finals Odds release. Wonder why?

2016 NBA Finals Odds Update: NBA Odds Provided by Bovada.lv

Golden State Warriors -110
Cleveland Cavaliers +300
San Antonio Spurs +325
Oklahoma City Thunder +900
Toronto Raptors +2000
Los Angeles Clippers +2500
Chicago Bulls +4000
Atlanta Hawks +6600
Miami Heat +6600
Indiana Pacers +6600
Boston Celtics +6600
Houston Rockets +10000
Memphis Grizzlies +10000
Detroit Pistons +20000
Dallas Mavericks +20000
New York Knicks +20000
Washington Wizards +20000
Charlotte Hornets +20000
Sacramento Kings +50000
New Orleans Pelicans +50000
Utah Jazz +50000
Portland Trail Blazers +50000
Orlando Magic +100000
Milwaukee Bucks +100000