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Updated 2024 NBA Championship Odds (April 16th)

By Hank Blaine

2024 NBA Championship odds have landed. Most expect Jayston Tatum and the Boston Celtics to throw down against Nikola Jokic and the defending champion Denver Nuggets in this year’s NBA Finals. The C’s offer +175 odds to lift the championship banner. The Nuggets are the solid +300 second choice to grab another set of title rings. The LA Clippers are third choice at +900 while Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks are at +1000. Which teams should be on your radar to win the 2024 NBA Finals? Keep reading for NBA Championship odds, analysis, and free picks for the 2024 NBA Finals.

Odds to Win the 2024 NBA Championship

*Updated as of April 16th, 2024

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Top Pick to Win the 2024 NBA Championship

Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Jamal Murray and the rest of the Denver Nuggets have begun to pick up the pace. In their last 13, not counting April 14’s final regular season games, the Nuggets have gone 9-4.

Jokic is the favorite, and it’s not close, to win another NBA MVP. The Nuggets’ big man averages 26.5 points, over 12 boards, and 9 assists per game. Nikola shoots an incredible 58.2% from the field.

Murray is dishing close to 7 per while scoring over 21 each game. The Nuggets roll into the NBA Playoffs. Once the series start, Denver will difficult to beat. The odds are almost double the Celtics’ odds, which makes the Nuggets the top play.

Second Pick to Win the 2024 NBA Championship

The 64-18 Boston Celtics are going to be difficult to beat. Boston is playing like one of the best teams in the NBA since the heyday of the Splash Brothers and the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics added Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holliday this offseason. That has made the difference. Boston boasts a couple of superstars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Holliday is another player that could step it up during crunch time, and Porzingis is good enough to at least slow down Jokic if the Nuggets and Celtics meet in the NBA Finals.

So why pick Boston second? It’s about the odds. Boston has yet to prove they can win a title and at +175, they’re tough to back. Denver, even if the Nuggets are the second seed in the West, are the more proven commodity offering the better line.

Third Pick to Win the 2024 NBA Championship

Few teams are as deep as the LA Clippers. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and James Harden start. Look who comes off the bench? Russell Westbrook.

Not only that, but Amir Coffey, PJ Tucker, Daniel Theis, and Norman Powell also play from the pine. The deep bench and Big Three makes the Clippers one of the top squads in this year’s playoffs.

The problem with backing the Clippers is that every one of their best players is over the age of 30. Russ is 35, PG-13 is 33, The Beard is 34, and Kawhi is 32. Also, Kawhi’s knee may not hold up during the entire playoffs. If you believe, go for it, but make sure you really believe.

Top Underdog Pick to Win the 2024 NBA Championship

The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the NBA Playoffs as the Western Conference’s top seed. OKC won the tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves.

There’s a reason to like the Thunder to win it all. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of the NBA’s top players. Gilgeous-Alexander averages over 30 points, over 6 assists, and close to 6 boards per game. He shoots close to 54% as a point guard.

The rest of the Thunder starting five are also dominant. Former Gonzaga star Chet Holmgren averages 2.4 assists, 8 boards, and scores over 16 as a center. The Thunder are young. So they won’t lose gas as the playoffs continue. Give Oklahoma City a massive shot to upset their lower priced opponents and win the NBA Finals.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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