- The Milwaukee Bucks are the current favorite to win the 2023 NBA Finals with +300 odds.
- The Boston Celtics have been dethroned as the betting favorite after leading the NBA Finals odds board since late November.
- The Celtics beat the Bucks by 41 points on March 30.
MILWAUKEE – With only four games left in the 2023 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks have emerged as the favorite to win the NBA Finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks represent +300 odds to win the 2023 NBA Finals, ending the 19-week streak of the Boston Celtics holding the shortest odds.
The Boston Celtics have the second-shortest odds at +320, with the Phoenix Suns following at +475 to win the 2023 NBA Finals.
2023 NBA Finals Championship Odds
- Milwaukee Bucks +300
- Boston Celtics +320
- Phoenix Suns +475
- Denver Nuggets +800
- Golden State Warriors +1000
- Philadelphia 76ers +1000
- Memphis Grizzlies +1400
- Los Angeles Clippers +1600
- Los Angeles Lakers +1600
- Cleveland Cavaliers +4000
The line movement that propelled the Milwaukee Bucks into the top spot on the betting board comes after a pivotal win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The win puts the Bucks in great position to win the East Conference, as they hold a two-game lead over the Celtics with four games to go.
In addition to the Bucks’ Finals odds, Giannis Antetokounmpo made a statement for his MVP odds against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Giannis outdueled Embiid in the Bucks 117-104 victory, totaling 33 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks.
The Bucks have taken the top spot in the NBA Finals odds thanks to the dominant play of their superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The recent line movement may be surprising to Celtics fans, who just watcher their team demolish the Bucks by 41 just two games ago.
The Boston Celtics won the regular season series against the Milwaukee Bucks after a convincing 41-point win on March 30. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 70 points in their trouncing of the Bucks on Milwaukee’s home court.
The Celtics looked dangerous, draining 22 threes on 51.2% three-point shooting. 2023 NBA Finals odds favor one of these teams representing the East, but who will oppose them from the Western Conference?
The Phoenix Suns +475 odds to win the 2023 NBA Finals on legal sportsbooks are the shortest odds for any Western Conference team. Despite their block-buster trade acquisition of Kevin Durant, oddsmakers are doubting their ability to take down either of the Eastern conference powerhouses.
The Phoenix suns have won their last five games with Kevin Durant in the starting lineup. Since returning from his ankle injury that sidelined him multiple weeks, the former league MVP is averaging 27 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.
The Suns have good value to win the Western Conference at +230, but the Bucks present a difficult opponent if they were to meet in the NBA Finals. The Bucks have beaten the suns in both games they’ve played this season with an average margin of victory of 7.5.
Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics and Phoenix suns split their season series 1-1. The Suns won the most recent matchup prior to the Kevin Durant trade and without top scorer Devin Booker.
If Milwaukee can advance through the East and make an NBA Finals appearance, their current +300 odds to win it all are gold.
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