In what has been the craziest NBA offseason in the last five years, there is one team in the NBA that has officially shot to the top of the NBA Future Odds. Here is a look at the updated NBA Future Odds from Bovada sportsbook, and the top five favorite teams.
Cleveland Cavaliers (+250)
It’s been a once in a lifetime offseason for the Cavaliers and their fans. Now that the Kevin Love trade is official, Cleveland is looking like one of the best teams in the NBA. However even though almost no one on the team has been to the playoffs outside of Lebron James, the Cavs are still perched well above everyone in the NBA in the future odds. To say they are overvalued would be an understatement, and right now I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole. Their odds will get better for betting later once they start to struggle, and unless we are betting on the NBA title in two years, I’d lay off.
San Antonio Spurs (+400)
The Spurs being +400 is another example of how overvalued the Cavs are right now. San Antonio is going after one more championship this season, and they have brought back basically the entire band. Outside of Patty Mills who will miss most of the season after surgery this summer, San Antonio still has the best team in the West, and the best NBA Odds in the West.
Chicago Bulls (+550)
If Derrick Rose is healthy this season, the Bulls may be the only thing standing in Lebron and the Cavs’ way. Chicago has beefed up their team this summer, choosing depth over stardom. Although that decision was made for them after Carmelo Anthony went back to New York, it appears it may be better for Chicago. They still have a very deep team, and are probably the best defensive team in the NBA. They’re trying to be the Spurs of the East, and it may work.
Oklahoma City Thunder (+600)
The Thunder are starting to get into desperation mode. If they don’t get a title soon, their young duo could be on the move elsewhere. While Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both have two and three years remaining on their contracts, the Thunder don’t look like they have gotten much better this offseason. Unless some of their young guys like Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb can take another big leap this next season, the Thunder may not ever bring a title to Oklahoma City, and we can start talking about the curse of Seattle.
Los Angeles Clippers (+1200)
After the core-four of title contenders this season according to Bovada, the NBA Odds have the Clippers as the beginning of the next tier of teams. At +1200, the Clippers may be undervalued, but they also may be a little overvalued as well. The West isn’t getting ay easier, and the Clippers’ role players are aging fast. While there may not be a big moves out there that could jump the Clippers into the title discussion, it’s a long season. They do have Deandre Jordon on the final season of his contract, but something tells me that he is more valuable on the Clippers than for anything they could get in return for him.