NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championship

The Bucks follow Golden State at 5/1 while the Rockets and Raptors check in at 11/2 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 are 1/2 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 5/1 while the Rockets and Raptors check in at 11/2 and 11/1, respectively.

Updated odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals

Warriors 1/2
Bucks 5/1
Rockets 11/2
Raptors 11/1
Celtics 14/1
76ers 24/1
Trail Blazers 30/1
Nuggets 35/1
Spurs 60/1
Thunder 100/1
Jazz 250/1
Pistons 400/1
Nets 500/1
Magic 500/1
Clippers 750/1

Odds to win the Western Conference

Warriors 10/31
Rockets 29/10
Trail Blazers 16/1
Nuggets 18/1
Spurs 25/1
Thunder 50/1
Jazz 150/1
Clippers 500/1

Odds to win the Eastern Conference

Bucks 23/20
Raptors 5/2
Celtics 29/10
76ers 19/4
Nets 200/1
Magic 200/1
Pistons 300/1

Odds provided by Bovada  and updated as of April 22. This article will be updated throughout the playoffs. 

 

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