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If you are looking to bet on NBA Finals odds for the first time, it’s important to understand the American odds format. The odds for NBA Championship 2021 will be displayed in positive and negative numbering.
Positive numbers usually relate to the underdogs in a Moneyline NBA market. Negative numbers usually relate to the favorite in a Moneyline NBA market. However, in a futures NBA Finals odds market, most teams will be positive given the various permutations that can happen in the run-in to the NBA Championship.
Let’s say that the Brooklyn Nets are priced as +200 favorites in the NBA Championship odds market. If you were to wager $100 – and the Nets go on to win the NBA Championship 2021 – you win $200, plus your initial $100 stake back.
If the LA Clippers are priced as -180 favorites in a Moneyline NBA market, this figure relates to how much you must stake to win $100 profit e.g. $180 for a $100 return on a winning bet. You can calculate it for smaller bets too, with $18 required to win a $10 return.
There are various ways you can wager on the 2021 NBA Championship odds – and it doesn’t have to be the Outright Winner market. You can also indulge yourself in a variety of prop bets to really showcase your NBA knowledge. Most US sportsbooks offer prop bets involving individual players, as well as team-based outcomes. You can even bundle them up into an attractive NBA Championship parlay to try and win even bigger sums.
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When it comes to working out the best available odds to win NBA Championship 2021, you need to consider several factors. First and foremost, you need to consider player form. Usually, the teams with the NBA MVP or MVP finalists are pushing hard for the NBA Finals, so these are always worth a look. There’s also NBA icons like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo who are capable of turning games on their head in an instant with moments of magic. Whichever franchises they are representing, you can be sure they will be battling hard to reach the NBA Finals.
You should also look at the history of the NBA Championship. Some NBA franchises are more successful than others at getting the job done in the NBA Finals. The Lakers and the Celtics are the most successful teams of all time and should always be respected in the NBA Championship odds market. Meanwhile the Phoenix Suns have achieved 29 NBA Playoff appearances without coming close to winning an NBA Championship. It’s a similar story for Utah Jazz, who have appeared 27 times in the Playoffs without becoming NBA Championship winners. The Sacramento Kings have gone the longest time without holding aloft the coveted NBA Championship trophy, with a 70-year wait that’s likely to continue.
There are eight teams still in with a shot at reaching the NBA Finals in 2021. The Brooklyn Nets are the outright favorites to not only reach the NBA Finals but win the Championship. The Nets’ 2021 NBA Championship odds are as short as +110 with the leading sportsbooks. Brooklyn are followed by Utah Jazz (+350) and the LA Clippers (+500). The Phoenix Suns (+750) are considered fourth favorites in the NBA Championship odds market after eliminating last year’s champions, the LA Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers secured the 2020 NBA Championship in Game 6, securing the Lakers’ 17th NBA Championship. It was a seismic moment for the franchise, bringing the Lakers level with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA Championships tied at 17. The Lakers will be looking to go one better than the Celtics in 2021 to make it 18 and claim the outright top spot.
There are so many futures bets you can place on the NBA aside from looking at the odds to win NBA Championship 2021. You can place futures bets on the prospective “Rookie of the Year” or the “Coach of the Year”. You can also bet on the Divisional winners and overall winners of the NBA Eastern and Western Conferences, as well as the NBA Championship outright. On a game-by-game basis, you can also wager on handicap markets, such as betting on points totals per team. The point spread is one of the most popular NBA Championship odds markets, with “Over” and “Under” lines for each team. Betting against the spread is an important term to understand when wagering on points totals in the NBA.
The NBA’s MVP for the current season is normally revealed in June. Typically, the NBA will reveal at least three “finalists”. These are players that have been shortlisted for their personal form over the season, as well as their role in the overall success of their respective teams. The NBA MVP award is one of the most coveted prizes in the sport. It’s a benchmark for other players to aspire to, underlining the most talented and influential players in the NBA right now. Some savvy individuals in the NBA betting markets will look to see which team this year’s MVP plays for before taking their 2021 NBA Championship odds at the best available price with their favorite sportsbooks.
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