NBA Playoffs Picks: Futures Odds Rundown

Steven Suarez

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:12 PM GMT

Do you love the NBA playoffs as much as we do? After an enthralling night of basketball, we've got two more games on the schedule for Friday. Let's examine the futures odds.

NBA Championship Odds
What a night! The first game between Chicago and Cleveland ended up being a one-way affair, as the Cavaliers put their foot on the gas and never let go on their way to a blowout win in Game 6. They'll now move on to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they'll take on the winner of the Washington/Atlanta series. Later on in the night, we saw the Rockets pull off an incredible fourth-quarter comeback to win Game 6 and force a Game 7 back in Houston. 

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So how do the NBA odds stack up now? The Golden State Warriors (+190) remain the top overall favorites to win the title, with the Cleveland Cavaliers now the clear second choice at roughly +320. Third and fourth place belong to the Clippers (+800) and Hawks (+1000) respectively, while Houston's chances have improved dramatically - they can now be found at +1300 to win it all.

 

Eastern Conference Odds
Cleveland is the top dog at +140 to win the East, and they'll now await the winner between the Hawks and Wizards, who will do battle in Game 6 tonight. Oddsmakers favor Atlanta to move on and have them listed at +300 to win the Eastern Conference, with Washington priced out at a staggering +2600 on the NBA odds board.

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Western Conference Odds
There's been no change at the top - the Warriors are still the clear-cut favorites - but following the Clippers' Game 6 collapse, we've seen a shift. Los Angeles is now at +500 to win the West, with Houston right behind at +700. The Rockets will return home for Game 7 and have momentum on their side now, but we've seen how unpredictable the playoffs can be, so keep that in mind when placing your NBA picks. Rounding out the list in the West are the Grizzlies, who will hope to avoid elimination tonight at home against Stephen Curry and company.

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