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Preseason NBA Odds Added to Basketball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on June 6, 2019

Basketball Reference has aded preseason NBA title odds back to 1985 and Over/Unders on team win totals back to 2003. It should come as no surprise that the Warriors were heavy favorites before the 2018-19 season. The 2017-18 Warriors were the heaviest preseason favorites, as you would have had to bet $187 to win $100 for them to win the title. Similarly, their 67.5 wins over/under is the highest in the data.

But the Warriors are also the biggest preseason underdogs to win a title since 1985. The 2015 Warriors were +2800 to win the title in the preseason, easily the longest odds for an eventual champion.

These odds can be found on season pages under the "other" dropdown for "preseason odds."

Additionally, this information will appear on team pages as they are rebuilt.

We'd like to thank for providing us with the historical data for this addition.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

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