The Cleveland Cavaliers, despite losing the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in six games on Tuesday, are favored to win it all in 2016 and finally end Cleveland’s championship drought. The oddsmakers are assuming LeBron James returns to Cleveland along with Kevin Love and a healthy Kyrie Irving.
Cleveland is given 3:1 odds to win the NBA title, while the defending champion Warriors are 5:1. Oklahoma City, a team that missed the playoffs last season, comes in third with 7:1 odds.
The Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets have the longest odds, at 250:1.
Here are the full odds, courtesy of CSN Chicago:
|Golden State Warriors||5:1|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||7:1|
|Los Angeles Clippers||10:1|
|San Antonio Spurs||10:1|
|New Orleans Pelicans||33:1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||66:1|
|New York Knicks||100:1|