NBA Finals Betting and Odds
The NBA Finals is the annual championship series which is a best-of-seven series played between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The format of the series is a 2-2-1-1-1 format, where the team with the home-court advantage has the first, second, fifth, and seventh game played at their home arena. The series has often featured some of the best players in the world, including NBA stars like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The NBA Finals have been held annually since 1947 and are considered one of the premier events in professional basketball. In the first NBA Finals, the Philadelphia Warriors defeated the Chicago Stags four games to one. The Boston Celtics dominated the series between 1957 and 1969, winning a record 11 championships in 13 seasons. In the 90s the Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan won six championships in 8 years. As Jordan’s fame grew, the NBA finals became one of the most watched events in the world.
The NBA Championship odds fluctuate throughout the season and playoffs as teams advance or are eliminated. As the playoffs progress and the number of teams remaining decreases, the odds for each team will generally become more favorable as they are more likely to win the championship. The odds for the teams in the NBA Finals are the most favorable, with odds for the eventual champion being the lowest.