Last Updated on March 9, 2021

The NBA All Star break comes to a close on Wednesday, which means the race to win the NBA Finals is officially in the home stretch. Of course, the Lakers and the Nets are the two favorites to win the NBA Finals, but are they the teams worth betting on? Neither team is the top seed in their respective conferences, which eludes that there may be value in this futures market.

Let’s take a look at the latest NBA Finals odds, which teams have value, and the Lakers and Nets odds.

 

 

Latest 2021 NBA Finals Odds

With the NBA All Star break ending this week, the second half of the season begins and the quest for the NBA Finals hits full stride. Here is a look at the betting odds for the NBA Finals, with the best prices from your favorite legal sportsbooks. Be sure to bet with the best price in mind, to help give you a chance to be a more profitable bettor long term.

 

Los Angeles Lakers NBA Title Odds

The Lakers are the leaders on DraftKings Sportsbook when it comes to favorites to win the NBA Finals, as they are +260 after the All Star break. With that said though, you can get the Lakers at +280 at BetMGM Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. The Lakers are currently the third seed in the west, behind the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. They do have the best odds to win of those three teams.

Of course, the Lakers are favored because of two superstars in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but they have also gotten some great contributions by offseason acquisitions in Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schroder. The second half of the season will be focused around getting Davis and James healthy, and boosting their seeding.

Another reason why the Lakers are so well-equipped to win the NBA Finals is because of how they have played on the road. Los Angeles started the season 7-0 on the road, and will be a force in the NBA playoffs with two of the best players in basketball and a strong presence in other arenas.

 

Brooklyn Nets NBA Finals Odds

Without a doubt, the best team in the Eastern Conference in terms of a roster is the Brooklyn Nets. Already loaded with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets traded for James Harden this season and just signed Blake Griffin. This boosted the Nets’ odds to win the NBA Finals to +300 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but as low as +275 on PointsBet. The Nets opened at close to +900 to win the NBA Finals, but have since dropped below +300 given the acquisitions mid-season.

The Nets will certainly have a learning curve as they gel together, with so many All Star caliber players on the court at the same time. But in the NBA playoffs when crunch time comes around, there is no team in the east that is more equipped to win than the Brooklyn Nets.

Here’s what Nets’ star James Harden had to say about the signing of Blake Griffin.

 

Value Picks for NBA Finals Futures

Most of the betting will be on the Nets and Lakers, as the two candidates that most NBA fans believe will meet in the NBA Finals. With that said, the value does not always follow the favorites in sports. The current number one seeds in both conferences are the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers, and both teams are not in the top four in terms of championship odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Utah’s odds to win the NBA Finals are +850 on FanDuel, and the Sixers are +1200 to win on DraftKings. Both teams rank at the top of the standings for a reason, and both are considered to be NBA Finals contenders.

Here’s a look at our value picks for the NBA Finals, based on odds from DraftKings.

NBA Finals Value Picks

  • Clippers +550 on DK and FanDuel
  • Denver Nuggets +3000 on DraftKings
  • Suns +3300 on PointsBet, BetMGM, and DraftKings

 

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