2016-17 NBA Futures from the Westgate Superbook

2016-17 NBA Futures from the Westgate Superbook

Before the 2016 Conference Finals had even concluded, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released its odds on the 2017 NBA Championship. The Warriors were listed as the early favorite to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, but they dropped from +150 to +250 after being defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.

Those odds shifted dramatically when Kevin Durant announced that he would be leaving Oklahoma City to sign with the Warriors. With a starting lineup that features four All-NBA caliber players, Golden State’s odds of winning the title jumped from +250 to -150 while the Thunder dropped from +800 to +3000.

The table below examines the 2017 NBA championship futures throughout the year at the Westgate Superbook.

TeamWestgate (2/20)Westgate (2/13)Westgate (12/5)Westgate (10/31)Westgate (10/10)Westgate (7/5)Westgate (6/28)Westgate (5/30)
Golden State WARRIORS-200-200-120-125-150-150+250+150
Cleveland CAVALIERS+220+200+200+225+275+250+300+250
San Antonio SPURS+800+800+600+500+600+800+600+600
Los Angeles CLIPPERS+2500+2500+1000+2000+2000+2000+900+1600
Boston CELTICS+2500+2500+2500+2500+2000+2000+1700+2000
Houston ROCKETS+2500+2500+5000+10000+10000+10000+4000+6000
Toronto RAPTORS+3000+4000+2500+3000+4000+4000+2000+2500
Washington WIZARDS+4000+6000+30000+10000+10000+10000+10000+10000
Utah JAZZ+8000+6000+8000+10000+8000+8000+5000+8000
Oklahoma City THUNDER+10000+10000+5000+4000+3000+3000+700+800
Memphis GRIZZLIES+10000+10000+20000+10000+10000+10000+4000+8000
Chicago BULLS+20000+20000+6000+10000+10000+10000+2500+4000
Atlanta HAWKS+20000+20000+10000+6000+6000+8000+2500+4000
Indiana PACERS+20000+20000+20000+10000+10000+10000+9000+10000
Miami HEAT+20000+20000+100000+20000+20000+8000+1400+2500
Milwaukee BUCKS+25000+25000+30000+50000+20000+10000+15000+10000
Charlotte HORNETS+25000+20000+8000+10000+20000+30000+10000+8000
New York KNICKS+30000+30000+6000+6000+6000+10000+5500+10000
New Orleans PELICANS+30000+100000+50000+30000+10000+6000+6000+6000
Portland TRAIL BLAZERS+50000+50000+10000+6000+8000+8000+7500+6000
Detroit PISTONS+50000+50000+20000+10000+8000+10000+10000+10000
Denver NUGGETS+100000+100000+50000+20000+20000+30000+25000+10000
Minnesota TIMBERWOLVES+100000+100000+30000+10000+10000+6000+5000+6000
Sacramento KINGS+100000+100000+50000+30000+30000+30000+25000+10000
Orlando MAGIC+100000+100000+100000+30000+20000+10000+25000+10000
Philadelphia 76ERS+100000+100000+500000+100000+30000+30000+50000+10000
Dallas MAVERICKS+500000+500000+500000+30000+30000+30000+9000+8000
Los Angeles LAKERS+999900+999900+50000+50000+50000+30000+10000+10000
Phoenix SUNS+999900+999900+500000+50000+50000+100000+50000+30000
Brooklyn NETS+999900+999900+500000+100000+100000+100000+50000+50000

Kevin Durant wasn’t the only major free agent signing, with several prominent players signing massive deals with a new team. Al Horford signed a four-year, $113 million contract with the Boston Celtics, Dwight Howard signed a three-year, $70 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks and Chandler Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Mavericks also signed Harrison Barnes to a four-year, $94 million contract.

Despite these major signings, the pre-season odds barely moved for these teams. The Celtics were already expected to be a major player in free agency, and their odds of winning the title actually dipped from 17/1 to 20/1 after they failed to sign Kevin Durant. The Hawks added Dwight Howard, but their odds of winning the championship plummeted from 25/1 to 60/1.

Oddsmakers seemed to consider it a foregone conclusion that the Warriors and Cavs would meet in the NBA Finals for a third straight season, however, it’s interesting to note the Cavs (-400) actually had better odds of reaching the Finals than the Warriors (-350). This speaks to the talent imbalance between conferences.

The tables below display the odds for all 30 NBA teams to win their conference and reach the NBA Finals.

Odds to win Eastern Conference

TeamWestgate (2/20)Westgate (2/13)Westgate (10/10)Westgate (7/4)Westgate (5/29)
Cleveland CAVALIERS-400-500-400-400-200
Boston CELTICS+500+500+800+800+800
Toronto RAPTORS+800+800+1300+1200+800
Washington WIZARDS+1000+1500+3000+4000+3500
Atlanta HAWKS+8000+8000+2000+2500+1700
Chicago BULLS+8000+8000+3000+4000+1700
Indiana PACERS+8000+8000+3000+4000+3500
Miami HEAT+8000+8000+8000+2500+800
Charlotte HORNETS+10000+8000+10000+10000+2500
Milwaukee BUCKS+10000+10000+8000+4000+3500
New York KNICKS+12000+12000+2500+4000+3500
Detroit PISTONS+20000+20000+3000+4000+3500
Orlando MAGIC+40000+40000+8000+4000+3500
Philadelphia 76ERS+40000+40000+10000+10000+3500
Brooklyn NETS+400000+400000+30000+50000+20000

Odds to win Western Conference

TeamWestgate (2/20)Westgate (2/13)Westgate (10/10)Westgate (7/4)Westgate (5/29)
Golden State WARRIORS-500-500-350-350-110
San Antonio SPURS+450+450+350+400+300
Los Angeles CLIPPERS+1200+1200+1200+1200+800
Houston ROCKETS+1200+1200+6000+6000+3000
Utah JAZZ+3000+2500+5000+5000+4000
Oklahoma City THUNDER+5000+5000+1800+1800+400
Memphis GRIZZLIES+5000+5000+6000+6000+4000
New Orleans PELICANS+15000+50000+6000+3500+3000
Portland TRAIL BLAZERS+25000+25000+5000+3500+3000
Minnesota TIMBERWOLVES+50000+50000+6000+3500+3000
Denver NUGGETS+50000+50000+12500+20000+5000
Sacramento KINGS+50000+50000+30000+20000+5000
Dallas MAVERICKS+250000+250000+20000+20000+5000
Los Angeles LAKERS+500000+500000+30000+20000+5000
Phoenix SUNS+500000+500000+30000+60000+15000

The Warriors are coming off an NBA-record 73 wins during the regular season and added one of the best players in the league. They’re opened the season as the odds-on favorite (-15)0 to win the championship, with the field listed at +130. Since that time, their odds of winning the championship have improved from -150 to -200.

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David Solar

David was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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