What are the betting odds for the San Antonio Spurs and the 2018 NBA championship?
The 2016-17 season didn’t lead to an NBA championship for the San Antonio Spurs. They went to the Western Conference Finals, but lost to the Golden State Warriors in four games.
On Monday night, the Warriors closed out the NBA Finals, by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. It marked the team’s second title win in three years.
With the Finals over, the attention will turn to the 2017-18 NBA season. It won’t start until October, but speculation on what teams will make additions to their respective rosters, potential draft picks, trades and more, will go down in between. All of this will affect whoever wins the next NBA championship, something that already has betting odds released.
On early Tuesday morning, Jeff Sherman of Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released the odds for the 2018 NBA title. The Spurs have 12/1 odds, which are third-best but don’t come close to the Cavaliers or Warriors at 3/1 and 1/2, respectively.
(h/t The Big Lead)
It’s a way-too-early look at betting for next season, something that will change with offseason moves. However, as long as the core of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green remain in Golden State, then their odds likely won’t change. The same goes for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving staying in Cleveland.
For the Spurs, their spot could fluctuate, especially if the Boston Celtics make a marquee move for someone like Paul George. They also have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, which could shake up the Las Vegas Superbook, too.
So expect the Spurs to keep a high spot in betting odds for next season, as long as Kawhi Leonard stays healthy and LaMarcus Aldridge sticks around. Do they deserve the 12/1 odds?