2015 NBA Championship Odds Updated

Odds makers have updated their NBA Championship odds with the futures price of the Chicago Bulls going up and down like a roller coaster.

Chicago has seen its odds go up and down the last few weeks due to injuries. The Bulls odds went up to 20 to 1 from 8 to 1 last week following the news of guard Derrick Rose injuring his meniscus. When it appeared that Rose would likely return to play this season, odds makers moved the Bulls down to 10 to 1, according to Bovada and topbet.

Then Bulls guard Jimmy Butler sprained his elbow and could be out up to 6 weeks. As of Tuesday, when the new odds were released, the Bulls were back up to 14 to 1 o win the NBA Championship.

According to betonline and sportsbook.com, the Oklahoma City Thunder has also been hit by injuries and that that has impacted their odds for the championship as well.

Last week, the Thunder was one of the top 3 to win at 9 to 2 after a 7-game winning streak. However, on the new list, the Thunder had dropped slightly to 6 to 1. Russell Westbrook had minor surgery on his cheek and missed Sunday’s game, but is expected back for Wednesday’s game. Kevin Durant however will be out for another 3 to 4 weeks. Nevertheless, the team is in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

San Antonio is now one of just five teams listed on the futures board with odds in the single digits to win the NBA title, as the Spurs were adjusted to 8 to 1 from 10 to 1 the week before.

Memphis might just be the best bargain in the NBA at this time. The Grizzlies have the NBA’s third best overall record yet is only sixth in the betting with odds of 12 to 1.

2014-15 NBA TITLE ODDS

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 5 to 2
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 9 to 2
ATLANTA HAWKS 6 to 1
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 6 to 1
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 8 to 1
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 12 to 1
CHICAGO BULLS 14 to 1
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 14 to 1
HOUSTON ROCKETS 20 to 1
TORONTO RAPTORS 25 to 1

Will Clippers Odds Shorten if Granger Signs

Rumors have flown back and forth from one coast to another regarding where Danny Granger will end up. The latest has the former Indiana Pacer headed to the Los Angeles Clippers. At least one source said the former All-Star has decided to head west and sign a deal with the Clippers.

The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs all attempted to convince Granger to play for them, but it was the Clippers that offered the shooting forward the best opportunity to play a large number of minutes on a team that is contending for the NBA title.

If Granger does sign with the Clippers, it could give the club an advantage over other Western Conference opponent in the scoring column. Granger was the Pacers leading scorer prior to injuring his knee in the 2012 playoffs and missing nearly all of last season.

Odds makers at Bovada, sportsbook.com, betonline and topbet will make adjustments to their NBA title futures board if the Clippers sign Granger, as it should shorten the odds for Los Angeles.

It is expected that Granger will clear waivers on Friday afternoon. He was waived officially on Wednesday after he bought out his contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

He had been acquired by the 76ers from the Pacers prior to the trade deadline for Lavoy Allen and Evan Turner.

If Granger is not claimed by any team, he is able to sign with whom he wants. On Thursday Granger was in Los Angeles and was working out at a gym said the source.

If he signs, he could play as early as Saturday when Los Angeles hosts New Orleans.

If the Clippers sign Granger it will be the second signing in the past week by coach Doc Rivers of a veteran player. Earlier the team signed Glen Davis, who had many suitors. Davis’ contract was bought out by Orlando. Davis played in Boston for Rivers when they won the NBA Championship in 2008 and when they lost the finals in 2010.

The Clippers last week traded Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens to make room for possible new signings and backed out of two trade negotiations for Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert with the Knicks.

This season Granger has only played 29 games coming back from calf and knee injuries. He was averaging 22 minutes per game and 8 points. However, for his career he has averaged nearly 18 points per game.

Grangers lives in Los Angeles during the offseason and has practiced at the Clippers facility during the summer.

If Granger is signed by the Clippers, the team should become one of the favorites to win the Western Conference and battle for the NBA title. With Blake Griffin leading the team in scoring and Chris Paul just behind Griffin in scoring and handing out a league high in assists, the Clippers could be the team to beat out West.