The Western Conference of the NBA is extremely competitive, far more so than the Eastern Conference. Multiple teams are in with a legitimate shot at the outright title, and recent blockbuster trades have radically altered the landscape of the conference and NBA playoffs.
The Suns (+225) are favored to win the NBA Western Conference. The Nuggets (+340) and Clippers (+575) are next in line.
Best Bets for the NBA’s Western Conference
Who will win the NBA Western Conference?
Denver Nuggets (+340)
After trading for Kevin Durant, the Suns suddenly resembled a West-beating monster. The Nuggets, on the other hand, despite having fewer stars, are just as good, if not better.
Denver has dominated the Western Conference and been in first place for the majority of the season. Nikola Jokic, another member of the Nuggets, is a leading contender for his third straight NBA MVP award. Denver last went to the conference finals a while ago, but at +340, they’re still a good bet.
Golden State Warriors (+850)
The reigning champs at +850? Ok, let’s get to it.
Draymond Green’s punch on Jordan Poole, Steph Curry’s injury, and a lackluster performance from the Golden State bench have all contributed to a rough year for the Warriors. Their postseason hopes are still alive, so don’t write them off just yet. When Chef Curry gets going in the kitchen, it’s tough to stop the Warriors.
How To Understand NBA Western Conference Odds
Futures odds for the NBA Western Conference are displayed as follows on every NBA betting site:
- Los Angeles Lakers +105
- Los Angeles Clippers +275
- Denver Nuggets +850
- Sacramento Kings +12500
In all other forms of wagering, the favored team or player is denoted by a minus sign (-), while the underdog is denoted by a plus sign (+). If there is no minus sign, the team with the best odds is the favorite and the others are the underdogs. In this area, the Lakers are the most popular team.
If you bet $100 on the Lakers and they win the NBA title, you will receive $205 (your original $100 plus $105).
Check out our odds calculator to better understand how much you could win given a certain wager and set of odds.
What Is A Basketball Prop Bet?
Prop bets are wagers on non-game outcomes, such as a player or team’s achievement or failure to achieve certain goals. Here, you can wager on the Western Conference champion of the NBA.
Despite appearances, sportsbooks’ odds can change at any time. The odds will shift as we get closer to the Finals and teams advance or are eliminated from contention. That’s why it’s important to stay updated with the latest NBA betting guides. We recommend taking favorable odds in order to maximize your return on a successful wager. It’s better to take a team at +900 at the start of the playoffs than at -200 a week before the NBA Finals.