NBA Championship Odds: Futures Odds for 2024 NBA Finals

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Jayson Tatum drives to the hoop in a recent game.
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Sameer Kumar @S_Kumar2 Jun 13, 2024, 3:19 PM
  • Dallas’ Kyrie Irving scored 35 points in Game 3.
  • Bostons Jayson Tatum had 31 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
  • Bostons Jaylen Brown added 30 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

The Boston Celtics are one game away from winning the NBA Finals, and their NBA championship odds on basketball betting lines to win the NBA Finals are currently -10000.

The Dallas Mavericks’ online sports betting odds to win the Finals are +2000.

Let’s examine how Boston has built a 3-0 series lead over Dallas.

NBA Championship Odds: Futures Odds for NBA Finals

TeamCurrent OddsOpening Odds
Celtics-10000+550
Mavericks+2000+1200
TimberwolvesOff The Board+6600
PacersOff The Board+15000
NuggetsOff The Board+500
KnicksOff The Board+4000
ThunderOff The Board+6600
CavaliersOff The Board+6600
76ersOff The Board+1400
ClippersOff The Board+1400
MagicOff The Board+15000
BucksOff The Board+600
LakersOff The Board+1200
HeatOff The Board+2000
PelicansOff The Board+2500
SunsOff The Board+850
WarriorsOff The Board+1200
KingsOff The Board+3000
HawksOff The Board+6600
BullsOff The Board+12500
RocketsOff The Board+10000
NetsOff The Board+10000
RaptorsOff The Board+8000
JazzOff The Board+10000
GrizzliesOff The Board+2000
HornetsOff The Board+50000
PistonsOff The Board+50000
Trail BlazersOff The Board+10000
SpursOff The Board+20000
WizardsOff The Board+15000

Who Is Favoured To Win the NBA Championship?

Boston Celtics NBA Championship Odds -10000

The Celtics straight-up dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Mavs 35-19 after trailing by one going into halftime in Game 3.

Jayson Tatum led the way with 31 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Jaylen Brown added 30 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

Tatum and Brown drove to the rim at will and got out in transition time and time again, taking full advantage of Dallas’ inability to hustle back on defence.

Tatum shot 4-of-13 from 3-point land. Brown shot 2-of-9.

Four of Brown’s assists went to Tatum, and three of Tatum’s assists went to Brown, as both attracted multiple defenders their way each time they touched the ball.

Brown also held Luka Dončić to 0-of-1 shooting while defending him for five minutes and 18 seconds.

Derrick White, who came up with timely 3-pointers to help Boston extend their lead throughout the game, chipped in 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Dallas, as they usually do, tried to force Boston into switches on the pick-and-roll to exploit mismatches, targeting the likes of Sam Hauser, Al Horford, Payton Pritchard, and Xavier Tillman.

However, they all stood their ground on multiple occasions and mustered just enough strength to force the likes of Dončić and Kyrie Irving into misses.

Boston shot 17-of-46 from downtown and generated 26 assists.

Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship Odds +2000

The Mavs controlled much of the first half, but they fell apart in the third quarter and trailed by as many as 21 points in the fourth.

However, Dallas’ defence forced Boston into several misses and turnovers, which helped spark a 20-2 run across roughly five minutes of game time to set the Mavs up for a huge come-from-behind win with half a quarter left in regulation.

Dončić had just two points during that run, but he helped ignite it in other ways.

He sucked in defenders on drives to the rim and kicked it out to his teammates behind the arc or threaded the needle ahead of the break.

P.J. Washington came up with eight points during that run, including two big-time 3-pointers.

Dončić fouled out with just over four minutes left in the game with the score holding still at 93-90, effectively setting Irving up to be the hero.

Irving cut Boston’s lead down to one, but a Brown bucket and a Washington offensive foul gave Boston the momentum it needed to close out the game.

Dončić finished with 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Irving scored a game-high 35 points on 13-of-28 shooting. 

Dallas shot 9-of-25 from downtown but scored 52 points in the paint compared to Boston’s 36.

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Sameer Kumar

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Sameer Kumar is an NBA writer for BetMGM who specializes in providing analysis on player performance and telling stories beyond the numbers. He graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in Broadcasting & Mass Communication.

Sameer Kumar is an NBA writer for BetMGM who specializes in providing analysis on player performance and telling stories beyond the numbers. He graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in Broadcasting & Mass Communication.