NERD: NBA Championship Odds

Our friends at numberFire know a thing or two about statistics. And while we here at SLAM tend to rely more on the eye test when it comes to our NBA opinions, we appreciate that advanced stats are an important thing to keep an eye on.

Earlier this year, we gave you a taste of numberFire’s Team Power Rankings and numberFire’s Player Power Rankings. Now, they’re sharing their predictions for who will win this year’s chip.

Note: Championship Odds updated daily, may cause discrepancies with article information.

NBA Championship Odds Extra Points

● After a tough loss in Game 1, the Golden State Warriors responded with a dominant Game 2 victory and remain ahead of the remaining teams with a 43.2% chance to win the title.

● The Cleveland Cavaliers are a distant second with 25.9% championship odds despite not losing a game so far this postseason.

● After taking Game 1 at Oracle Arena, the Oklahoma City Thunder (21.3%) now return home for Game 3 looking to get one step closer to the finals.

● The Toronto Raptors look to even the series at 1-1 tonight in Cleveland and increase their championship odds of 9.6%.