Heads Up, Sports Betting Fans: NBA Futures Markets Are In Flux At FanDuel Sportsbook

The NBA futures markets on FanDuel Sportsbook are changing with every NBA Playoffs game.

But that means there may be some value for anyone paying attention.

The Toronto Raptors crushed the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal to take a 3-2 series lead Tuesday night. Immediately after the game, there was a dramatic change in the odds on both teams to win the NBA Finals at FanDuel Sportsbook app.

Toronto went from +850 down to +750 to win the title this year. But even more dramatically the odds on the Sixers jumped to +4500 from +2300 before Game 5.

No better time to bet

That means there’s no better time than now to place a bet.

Particularly if you think Philadelphia can win Game 6 at home Thursday and Game 7 in Toronto on Sunday.

That’ll keep the 76ers title hopes alive. However, a win for the Sixers in either game is bound to have another dramatic effect on the odds.

So, the price is now right for bets on the Sixers to win the NBA championship.

By the way, the Raptors are now +195 to win the East. The Sixers are up to +1700.

A similar shift in the odds has played out in the other Eastern Conference semifinal as well.

The Milwaukee Bucks put together the best regular season record in the NBA this year. The team began the NBA Playoffs as the top seed and favorites to win the East.

However, the Raptors beat the 76ers in Game 1 of that series. Then the Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics in their first game, and the odds changed.

Suddenly, there wasn’t a team in the East sitting as a moneyline favorite to win the conference. Plus, Toronto became a favorite over Milwaukee to win the East.

Of course, that’s now changed as well.

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The Bucks won’t stop here

The Raptors-Sixers series tightened up. Plus, the Bucks are back as betting favorites again after taking a 3-1 series lead over Boston on Monday. In fact, the Bucks were at -210 to win the Eastern Conference on FanDuel Sportsbook after Monday’s game.

That made Milwaukee the first moneyline favorites to win the East.

The Toronto-Philadelphia game did have an impact on those FanDuel odds, moving them up to -220.

Plus, if the Bucks close out the Celtics in five games on Wednesday that’s sure to drive the number up even more.

By the way, the Celtics are at +6500 to win the East and +7500 to win it all, offering some real value if you believe in miracles.

The NBA Western Conference semis

In the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets evened up their semifinal series with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Monday.

At -220 to win the West and -130 to win it all, the Warriors are still moneyline favorites across the board at FanDuel Sportsbook.

However, those numbers have dropped significantly since the start of the series. In fact, the Warriors started out the Western Conference Semifinals at -175 to repeat as NBA champs on FanDuel Sportsbook.

That means now is probably as good a time as any to bet on the defending champions. Unless you think they may lose another game in this series.

In the other Western Conference Semifinal between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers the pivotal Game 5 went to the Nuggets.

The Nuggets were already the betting favorites.

However, as with the other  NBA Playoffs games, this one had a big impact on the odds with the Nuggets going up 3-2. The Nuggets moved down to +1800 to win the NBA Finals from +2300. They also moved down from +850 to win the West to +550.

Of course, the odds on Portland to win the West moved up from +1200 to +2700. So, there’s some value there if you still think the Trailblazers have what it takes to win the conference.

FanDuel Sportsbook also has the Blazers as a big longshot to win the NBA Finals at +5500. The price was +3900 before Game 5.

Getting in on the action

If you want to get in on the NBA Futures market action on FanDuel Sportsbook, it’s a good idea to pay attention to changes in the NJ sports betting odds after each game.

Then lock in a bet on the teams you think can win a conference or the NBA title when they lose a game and the odds drop.

Of course, you’ll also need to start out by signing up for an account with FanDuel Sportsbook.

You can do that by clicking on this exclusive FanDuel Sportsbook link. Then, follow these four simple steps:

  • Register with an existing FanDuel DFS account or sign up for a new account by entering some basic personal details.
  • Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Click the button labeled “Sign Up.”
  • Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app or go to the homepage and log in using the details you provided.

It’s that simple. Plus,  as long as you signed up using our link, you are eligible for an up to $500 match bet.

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Martin Derbyshire

In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.