Major Odds Movement (05/11/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Updated NBA Championship Odds. Lines courtesy of Bovada.lv.



There has been major movement in the NBA Championship odds.

In one week, the Los Angeles Clippers' title odds have moved from 7/1 (fourth best) to 3/1 (second best) after taking a commanding 3-1 series lead over Houston. James Harden and Dwight Howard are now the biggest longshots to win the title as the Rockets odds have plummeted from 9/1 to 66/1.

Golden State, our pick to win the NBA Championship, has seen their odds decrease slightly. The Warriors trail the Memphis Grizzlies 2-1 in their best of seven series but are still the oddsmakers favorites (7/4) to win the title.

Other major line movements include Memphis going from 20/1 to 8/1. The only series without a major shift in the odds is Cleveland vs. Chicago. The Cavs are still the favorites to win the series and are even money to emerge from the Eastern Conference.

2015 NBA Championship Odds

Team Odds on May 3rd Odds on May 11th
Golden State Warriors 11/10 7/4
Los Angeles Clippers 7/1 3/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 7/2 7/2
Chicago Bulls 7/1 15/2
Memphis Grizzlies 20/1 8/1
Atlanta Hawks 12/1 12/1
Washington Wizards 33/1 28/1
Houston Rockets 9/1 66/1