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OUTRIGHTS – The current NBA odds for the Champion 2020:
|Los Angeles Clippers||4.47|
|Los Angeles Lakers||5.15|
|Golden State Warriors||13.43|
|Portland Trail Blazers||34.98|
|New Orleans Pelicans||72.75|
|San Antonio Spurs||74.05|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||260.58|
|New York Knicks||536.91|
NBA Champions since 2008
- 2019 Toronto Raptors
- 2018 Golden State Warriors
- 2017 Golden State Warriors
- 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2015 Golden State Warriors
- 2014 San Antonio Spurs
- 2013 Miami Heat
- 2012 Miami Heat
- 2011 Dallas Mavericks
- 2010 Los Angeles Lakers
- 2009 Los Angeles Lakers
- 2008 Boston Celtics
- Boston Celtics 17
- Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers 16
- Chicago Bulls 6
- Philadelphia/San Francisco/Golden State Warriors 6
- San Antonio Spurs 5.
The NBA Finals of the last 5 years:
Result of the Best-of-7-Series
- 2019 Raptors – Warriors 4-2
- 2018 Warriors – Cavaliers 4-0
- 2017 Warriors – Cavaliers 4-1
- 2016 Warriors – Cavaliers 3-4
- 2015 Warriors – Cavaliers 4-2
The NBA Playoffs 2019
The playoffs began on April 13, 2019 and end with the NBA Finals in June.
In these, the Toronto Raptors, who won in the east and entered the final series for the first time ever, and the Golden State Warriors, who won the Western Conference and are also defending champions, now face each other.
The Warriors are favored by the bookmakers and their NBA odds, although the Raptors enjoy home advantage in the series.
The way to the NBA Final 2019
After the basic round has been completed, each conference first plays its winner in the Conference quarter-finals, then the Conference semi-finals and finally the Conference finals, who then competes against the other Conference winner in the final.
The series of each round are played in best-of-7 mode, which means that a team needs four wins to reach the next round.
Icon InfoImportant for playoff bets: The higher-ranked team has home rights in each playoff round in the first two games.
If there is no winner after these four games, the home right changes alternately. Thus the higher seeded team would have the home advantage in the all-decisive 7th game in any case.
Tips for NBA bets in the playoffs
The playoffs are of enormous importance in sports such as basketball and ice hockey – after all, the whole season is decided here.
That’s why NBA betting in the playoffs is a bit more delicate than in the endless „Regular Season“.
The biggest difference is that the two teams facing each other in the respective playoff rounds duel several times within a few days and weeks.
After all, it takes a total of four wins to advance to the next round. That’s why it can happen that the two teams face each other 7 times within a very short time.
For the friends of NBA betting, this results in a whole new betting market…
„Who wins the series“
This type of bet is comparable to the „who gets ahead“ bet in football, which is very popular in cup matches, in the knockout phase of the Champions League or at world and European championships.
This is not about who wins the individual matches in the respective playoff round, but who wins a total of four games in the end and thus reaches the next „playoff level“.
The advantage: A defeat does not mean the end of the bet.
That’s the main reason why the „Who Wins the Series“ bet is a popular long term bet with friends of NBA bets.
With some online betting providers like Bet365 or Unibet, who have very good NBA odds, you can bet on the outcome of the series – e.g. whether team A wins the series 4:0, 4:1, 4:2 or 4:3.
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Shifting the balance of power?
The most important question again this year is, of course, who will be crowned NBA Champion 2019 and who will be allowed to lift the coveted Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Golden State is still the title favourite among bookmakers and experts this year.
Nevertheless, the balance of power – at least in the East – has shifted somewhat.
Superstar LeBron James turned his back on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time last summer and his ex-team missed the playoffs for miles without „The Chosen One“.
But also James himself and his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, could not qualify for the postseason in the Western Conference.
A final series is definitely over – in the last four final series the Warriors and the Cavaliers faced each other.
Three times Golden State won the championship title (2015, 2017 & 2018), one time James & Co. had the better end (2016).
Shortly before the start of the 3rd round – the Conference Finals – in the playoffs of 2019, the dubs at the NBA bets as well as in the opinion of most basketball experts still had good chances to defend the title again and crown themselves NBA Champion for the third time in a row.
Such a „three-peat“, as this trick is called sonorously, was most recently achieved by the Lakers from 2000 to 2002 – at that time still led by the congenial duo Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O’Neal.
Can Stephen Curry & Co. create such a three-peat, which otherwise only the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls managed, in this season?
The betting friends now present on this page – besides the above mentioned odds comparison to the master odds of all remaining teams – a short analysis to the four remaining candidates for the NBA-throne 2019.
Of course we will start in the usual betting friendly manner with the absolute top favourite…
Golden State Warriors
The defending champion was considered the ultimate in basketball before the start of the finals and was also at the forefront of NBA betting.
Steve Kerr’s team won for the second time in a row last June (as mentioned above) – for the third time in four years – and had the best record in the Regular Season with 57 wins and 25 defeats in the Western Conference.
In addition to the two absolute superstars Stephen Curry & Kevin Durant and the two other all-stars Klay Thompson & Draymond Green, the Warriors added a fifth off-season all-star with DeMarcus Cousins.
In the first playoff round, the Warriors won the series against the Los Angeles Clippers 4-2.
In the second round, the Dubs defeated the Houston Rockets with the duo James Harden & Chris Paul also in six games.
And finally in the Western Conference Finals Golden State swept away the Portland Trail Blazers 4-0.
This is the fifth time in a row that the Dubs have entered the NBA Finals.
In general the Warriors were better than any other team in all phases of the game (Offense, Defense, Transition,…) in the last years.
With the „Splash Bros. Curry & Thompson as well as the „Durantula“ would have Golden State theoretically three of the best offensive weapons that the entire NBA has to offer.
From this point of view, the only thing that could put the dubs off in terms of Three-Peat is their current injury concerns.
Durant suffered a calf strain in the fifth game against the Rockets and had to watch in Game 6 as well as in the four matches against the Trail Blazers.
Just like in the first four games of the final series against the Raptors.
In game 5 in Toronto, KD returned to the pitch, but the two-time final MVP suffered an Achilles tendon rupture and is now out for a long time.
Such events can, of course, affect NBA bets.
In the Regular Season, the Toronto Raptors took second place in the east with 58 wins & 24 defeats.
The playoffs opened with a 4-1 win against the Orlando Magic.
Head coach Nick Nurse’s team then beat the Philadelphia 76ers in seven games in a true thriller.
Star player Kawhi Leonard pocketed a Game-Winning Buzzer Beater in the all-deciding Game 7 with some luck.
The throw of the final MVPs of 2014 „danced“ on the ring before he finally found his way into the basket.
Finally, Leonard & Co. defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, who had the best record of the regular NBA season, in six games and sent MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo early into the summer break.
The Raptors have made it into the finals for the very first time in their franchise history by advancing against the Bucks. Before the start of the season they had not been among the closest favourites in the NBA betting.
Since Toronto won one game more than Golden State in the Regular Season, the Canadians now have a home advantage in the series against Warriors.
Incidentally, this is the first time in NBA history that the finals will take place outside the USA.
The Raptors have a good chance of annoying the defending champion from the point of view of their home advantage and deep squad.
Leonard in particular, who only came to Toronto via Trade last summer, is currently in superb form.
But Pascal Siakam is also playing very efficiently in the offense and in the defense the Cameroonian is as strong as usual.
The remaining key players like Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, Danny Green and Serge Ibaka contribute to the good overall team performance.