Will An NBA Team Win Their First Finals In 2024?

  • Bovada Sportsbook has +300 odds for any team to win the NBA Finals in 2023-24 that has never won previously.
  • Out of ten teams, the Suns (+550), Timberwolves (+2500), and the Pacers (+10000) have the most upside to win it all.
  • The Denver Nuggets won their first NBA Finals in team history in 2022-23 and had +800 odds at this same time last season (week 8).

PHOENIX – There are currently 10 total teams that have never won the NBA Finals and you can bet on one of those teams to pull through during the 2023-24 season. Bovada Sportsbook offers +300 odds for one of the following teams to win their first title this year. Their team odds are below as well.

Odds For Teams That Have Never Won NBA Finals

  • Suns +750
  • Clippers +2000
  • Timberwolves +2500
  • Pelicans +6000
  • Pacers +10000
  • Grizzlies +15000
  • Magic +15000
  • Nets +40000
  • Jazz +75000
  • Hornets +100000

While online sportsbooks in the US heavily favor no new team winning the NBA Finals during the 2023-24 season, there are a few specific teams that have the roster this year to pull it off.

Also, it is important to note that the Denver Nuggets were on this list prior to last year, before they won their first NBA Finals.

Odds For Any Team To Win First NBA Finals

  • Yes +300
  • No -475

After eight weeks of the 2022-23 season, Denver had +800 odds to win the championship.

Betting On The Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have +10000 odds to win the NBA Finals but have a 12-8 record and are currently sitting in the sixth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Additionally, they are coming off their In-Season Tournament win against the Milwaukee Bucks, where they were 4.5 point underdogs.

If the Pacers beat the Lakers to win the In-Season Championship on Saturday, it would not be a surprise to see their future odds shorten significantly for the Finals. The Pacers are also currently leading the entire NBA in PPG, sitting at 128.4. Indiana opened the season near the bottom of the boards at +26000.

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Betting On The Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened up the 2023-24 season in the middle of the pack with +5500 odds but have played like one of the best teams in the league early on. With the current best record in the NBA (16-4), Minnesota has shown that they are a serious contender this year.

Even as the best team in the league by record, nine teams have shorter odds at NBA sportsbooks to win the Finals than MN. However, Chris Finch does have the third shortest COTY odds at +300 and Rudy Gobert has the shortest odds to win DPOY at +200.

Betting On The Suns

The Phoenix Suns opened up the 2023-24 season with +550 odds to win the Finals (fourth best) and some of the highest expectations. With Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal, most bettors/sportsbooks could not take their eyes off of the Suns.

The Suns are currently sitting at 12-9 and still have the fourth-shortest odds to win it all. If this Phoenix team can stay healthy, they would be a scary matchup for anybody in the postseason.

Since the Suns have the shortest odds out of any team that has never won the NBA Finals, there is value in betting on any new team at +300 instead of their title odds at +750 for room for comfort.