The 2016-17 NBA campaign is shaping up largely, if you are looking for 2017 NBA futures lines & picks you’ve come to the right place.
Each NBA team’s played out its first set of games, and with a quarter of the season in the books, we now have a better understanding of what each team has to offer. With that in mind, it’s about time to take another look at the futures board in search of value in NBA title odds.
The powerhouse teams in the Western and Eastern conferences have risen to the top of the ranks two and a half months into the season. When it comes to gauging which teams are going to collide in the NBA Finals, sportsbooks are offering odds on the series.
While the current state of the NBA lends itself to a small handful of teams handling the role of clear title favorites, the alert bettor able to find value in one of the teams outside of that group could be in for the best payday of all.
Future lines and picks are now available, for instance The Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors rematch as the front-runner at -109 odds. The Cavs and Warriors (30-5) have met in the last two Finals, with each side hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy once. Golden State is on a revenge tour after collapsing last year, and it’s hard to picture them blowing a 3-1 lead again now that superstar Kevin Durant is in the fold.
The Cavs vs. Spurs (+734), Cavs vs. Clippers (+1130), Raptors vs. Warriors (+1235), Celtics vs. Warriors (+1235), Bulls vs. Warriors (+3675), Cavs vs. Rockets (+4625), Cavs vs. Thunder (+5100), Knicks vs. Warriors (+5400) and Hawks vs. Warriors (+5400) are the next likeliest matchups according to the shop.
Is another Cleveland-Golden State series inevitable, or will a different team spoil the potential heavyweight collision? Have your say in the comments.
It’s no surprise to see the Clippers and Spurs in the mix, but the loaded Warriors are hard to bet against at this point. After adding superstar Kevin Durant, the Dubs can trot out a lineup night in and night out that consists of stars Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Yikes.
As for the Eastern Conference, is there anyone outside of Northeast Ohio that stands a chance? Boston has one of the top coaches in the league, an abundance of depth and they added former Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford to the frontcourt in the offseason. It’s going to take a herculean effort to knock off the mighty Cavs, but the C’s are getting the respect they deserve.
Don’t sleep on Toronto, though. Paced by the dynamic guard combination of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors are looking to build off a strong playoff showing that saw them give the Cavaliers a scare in the Eastern Conference final. There could be a ton of value in backing the Dinos in this scenario if they keep improving.
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