NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championship

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The Bucks follow Golden State at 13/2 while the Raptors and Rockets check in at 19/2 and 11/1, respectively.

In non-surprising news, the Warriors are favored to win the NBA championship.

Golden State is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last four titles. It earned the top spot in the Western Conference once again in 2018-19 and opens the playoffs as 4/9 favorites to hang a third straight banner.

“It’s not just the idea of getting a ring, hanging a banner,” coach Steve Kerr told ESPN last month. “It’s the memory of all that went into it. You put a lot of effort in to achieve that. And it’s a lot more than a ring or a banner signifies. It’s what you know you had to endure.”

Kevin Durant told Yahoo Sports in December a three-peat would cement the legacies of the players on this Warriors team.

“I know for a fact that we’ll all get our jerseys retired,” Durant said. “We’ll probably all get statues in front of the Chase Center. We’ll be legends forever, meaning that people will recognize this run and this team forever in this area.”

The Bucks, who earned the No. 1 seed in the East, follow Golden State at 13/2 while the Raptors and Rockets check in at 19/2 and 11/1, respectively.

Updated odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals

Warriors 4/9
Bucks 13/2
Raptors 19/2
Rockets 11/1
Celtics 16/1
76ers 16/1
Nuggets 18/1
Thunder 35/1
Trail Blazers 40/1
Jazz 60/1
Pacers 80/1
Spurs 80/1
Magic 100/1
Nets 125/1
Clippers 150/1
Pistons 150/1

Odds to win the Western Conference

Warriors 4/15
Rockets 6/1
Nuggets 8/1
Thunder 17/1
Trail Blazers 22/1
Jazz 28/1
Spurs 40/1
Clippers 80/1

Odds to win the Eastern Conference

Bucks 3/2
Raptors 11/5
76ers 7/2
Celtics 39/10
Pacers 33/1
Magic 55/1
Nets 60/1
Pistons 80/1

Odds provided by Bovada and updated as of April 11. This article will be updated throughout the playoffs. 

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