3 NBA Futures to Bet Ahead of the NBA Playoffs (Hone in On Suns, Timberwolves, Cavaliers)

Devin Booker and the Suns are the rightful favorites to win the NBA Finals
Devin Booker and the Suns are the rightful favorites to win the NBA Finals / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

We're almost to the NBA playoffs and that means it's time to get our final futures bets in before the postseason officially gets underway.

It seems the NBA Finals could be anyone's for the taking, as eight different teams have odds of +1200 or shorter to win it all.

Thanks to WynnBET Sportsbook, I've identified three NBA Futures bets still providing value ahead of the playoffs. Let's jump into it:

3 NBA Futures to Bet Before the Playoffs

Suns to Win The NBA Title (+275)

I've been banging the drum for the Suns all year and encouraged you to bet them at +450 over a month ago, but they still provide value at +275.

They've easily been the best team in the NBA this year, handily leading the league in net rating while posting the second-best offense and defense. Devin Booker used Chris Paul's injury to jump into another stratosphere offensively and is generating MVP buzz, while Mikal Bridges and DeAndre Ayton are much better players than they were when the Suns lost to the Bucks in the Finals last year.

Phoenix has three players in the top 27 in PER (Ayton, Booker, Paul), perhaps the best bench in the league, and have been far and away the best team in the clutch.

The Suns are going to win the NBA Finals. Don't miss out on your chance to profit.

Minnesota Timberwolves to Win the Western Conference (+3000)

Who knows, maybe I'm wrong about Phoenix.

I'm not, but if I was, then the Timberwolves present the best value on the board. Minnesota is the best-kept secret in the NBA. They're eighth in the league in net rating on the season and they've been playing sensational ball of late.

In March, the Timberwolves rank third in net rating with the second-best offense and defense in the sport. They're currently slotted to play the Grizzlies in the first round, but they sit just two games back of Denver for the sixth seed and get to play the Nuggets Friday. If they can leapfrog Denver, I think they'd beat the Warriors in a seven-game series.

They've been one of the best teams in basketball for the last couple of months and it wouldn't shock me at all to see them make the Western Conference Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers To Win the Eastern Conference (+4000)

This one depends on the health of Jarrett Allen. When he plays, the Cavaliers are one of the six best teams in the league. He's out with an injury, but if he returns for the playoffs and Cleveland finally has their roster healthy again, look out.

Especially after Robert Williams' injury for the Celtics, there's no clear favorite in the East. The Bucks' defense has been terrible, Miami is a mess, and Boston just lost their best interior defender.

That leaves the door wide open for Cleveland to take advantage. With Allen, Darius Garland and rookie sensation Evan Mobley, the Cavaliers are a matchup nightmare for almost any team. If Allen gets healthy before the playoffs, these odds will be much shorter. So now's the time to buy in on a team that advanced metrics paint as one of the favorites when healthy.

If you like any of these futures or want to take a shot on someone else, head on over to WynnBET to get those NBA Futures bets locked in before the postseason gets going!

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.