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Atlanta Hawks listed with 50-to-1 odds to win 2017 NBA Championship

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The 2015-2016 NBA season is officially in the books and, on cue, it is time to look forward to the 2016-2017 campaign. The 2016 NBA Draft is only three days away with free agency shortly thereafter, and the good folks at Bovada have already released their first odds to claim the 2017 NBA Championship.

To the surprise of no one, the Golden State Warriors are listed as the “favorite” to claim the title, with 2-to-1 odds to avenge their NBA Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. As for LeBron and company, the now-defending champions come in with the second-best odds at 9-to-4, with the San Antonio Spurs (15-to-2) and Oklahoma City Thunder (17-to-2) not far behind.

The Atlanta Hawks are listed at 50-to-1, trailing only nine NBA teams and in a dead-lock with the Houston Rockets, leaving some room for optimism. There is some level of uncertainty given the status of Al Horford’s free agency, but this particular off-shore book is placing a level of trust in Atlanta’s off-season plans. However, the Hawks do trail five (!) Eastern Conference teams, which should provide some reason to scream and yell about a lack of respect.

You can find the full list of odds below and, well, be careful out there.


Golden State Warriors 2/1

Cleveland Cavaliers 9/4

San Antonio Spurs 15/2

Oklahoma City Thunder 17/2

Los Angeles Clippers 20/1

Boston Celtics 25/1

Toronto Raptors 25/1

Chicago Bulls 33/1

Miami Heat 33/1

Atlanta Hawks 50/1

Houston Rockets 50/1

Dallas Mavericks 66/1

New Orleans Pelicans 66/1

Charlotte Hornets 75/1

Detroit Pistons 75/1

Indiana Pacers 75/1

Memphis Grizzlies 75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1

New York Knicks 75/1

Portland Trailblazers 75/1

Washington Wizards 75/1

Denver Nuggets 100/1

Los Angeles Lakers 100/1

Milwaukee Bucks 100/1

Sacramento Kings 100/1

Utah Jazz 100/1

Orlando Magic 125/1

Philadelphia 76ers 150/1

Phoenix Suns 150/1

Brooklyn Nets 250/1