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.

Extra Points:

● After closing out their second round series in Game 5, the Golden State Warriors continue to lead the remaining playoff teams with a 36 percent chance to win the title.

● The Cleveland Cavaliers have not lost a game thus far in the playoffs, and as a result have seen their championship odds increase to 29.6 percent.

● After taking Game 5 in San Antonio, the Oklahoma City Thunder now have 15.3 percent championship odds, with a chance to close out the series at home.

● The San Antonio Spurs, on the brink of elimination, have seen their odds fall to single digits for the first time this postseason.