- The Brooklyn Nets have +110 odds to win the Eastern Conference Championship.
- The Los Angeles Lakers are favored to win the Western Conference with +250 odds.
- The Brooklyn Nets are heavier favorites to win the NBA Finals at +230 odds.
LAS VEGAS — With the NBA Regular Season coming to an end on Sunday night, NBA bettors can now shift all of their focus to the NBA Playoffs and take a deep dive into the futures odds that are being offered ahead of the first round.
Legal sports betting sites have NBA futures odds for who will win both the Western and Eastern Conference as well as which team will outright win the NBA Finals.
Western Conference Championship
Western Conference Championship Odds To Win
- Los Angeles Lakers +250
- L.A. Clippers +260
- Utah Jazz +275
- Phoenix Suns +600
- Denver Nuggets +1200
- Dallas Mavericks +2300
- Portland Trail Blazers +2800
- Golden State Warriors +4000
- Memphis Grizzlies +20000
- San Antonio Spurs +30000
Beginning in the Western Conference, despite being back to full strength, bettors should steer clear of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA odds.
The Lakers have found themselves in the NBA’s Play-In game after dealing with numerous injuries throughout the regular season. That being said, they have a tough road ahead of them which begins with a game against the reigning scoring champ in Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
If they come out with a win here, they would face off against the Phoenix Suns who they have lost to twice this year.
All in all, to a bettors advantage, more money can easily be made somewhere else especially with a team like the Suns or the Utah Jazz who have each found their groove this season.
One team to keep an eye on as well in the playoffs are the Los Angeles Clippers who bettors should also not be fooled by as they have not made it beyond the second round of the playoffs once in the past decade. That alone backs up the case for the Utah Jazz or Phoenix Suns even more.
Eastern Conference Championship
Eastern Conference Championship Odds To Win
- Brooklyn Nets +110
- Philadelphia 76ers +275
- Milwaukee Bucks +333
- Miami Heat +1100
- Atlanta Hawks +2600
- New York Knicks +4000
- Boston Celtics +5000
- Washington Wizards +10000
- Charlotte Hornets +20000
- Indiana Pacers +20000
Moving on to the Eastern Conference, many could argue that the Brooklyn Nets have the conference on lock and there are many arguments that back that up.
However, there are some cases that many could argue otherwise, for example, they have been injury-plagued all season amongst their “Big 3” in which James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving have not shared the court together to really build a strong enough chemistry.
As for the Philadelphia 76ers, who sit with the second shortest odds, they are another team that has not been able to make it out of the second round of the playoffs in their last three playoff appearances.
Similarly, the Milwaukee Bucks have only made it to the Eastern Conference Finals once in their last four appearances.
Like many bettors expected, there is always a Darkhorse team in the Eastern Conference, and the Miami Heat have accepted that role time and time again. There’s a reason that the Heat have been referenced as the “Goons from Dade-County” and they are ready to live up to that once again.
They have proven that they are not to be messed with as they made it to the NBA Finals in 2020 as the fifth seed, after defeating the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics, who were all higher seeded teams.
It can be a bright sunny day on South Beach and I’m looking over my shoulder for DEM GOONS! My sleeper once again and the playoffs for the Miami Heat is Ski Mask season! Last year it got them to the NBA finals, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they made it back! Carry the hell on.. pic.twitter.com/1xK5yUr1VC
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 14, 2021
The Heat have a tough road ahead of them if they want to repeat as Eastern Conference Champions, but bettors that are looking to make money can certainly take the risk on the Miami Heat.
NBA Championship Odds To Win
- Brooklyn Nets +230
- Los Angeles Lakers +500
- L.A. Clippers +550
- Utah Jazz +650
- Philadelphia 76ers +800
- Milwaukee Bucks +900
- Phoenix Suns +1600
- Denver Nuggets +3000
- Miami Heat +3000
- Dallas Mavericks +4000
- Portland Trail Blazers +5000
- Golden State Warriors +6600
- Atlanta Hawks +7000
- New York Knicks +10000
- Boston Celtics +12500
- Washington Wizards +20000
- Charlotte Hornets +30000
- Indiana Pacers +30000
- Memphis Grizzlies +40000
- San Antonio Spurs +50000
Right now, the Brooklyn Nets are favored to win the NBA Finals, and rightfully so. If they can get to full strength and have Durant, Harden, and Irving on the floor together, this could be some of the easiest money made this season.
However, depending on the outcome of the Eastern Conference, they might have to go through the Milwaukee Bucks or even the Miami Heat who could potentially match up well with them.
Now if they were to make it to the Finals, the Utah Jazz have been a defensive force all season long and the Suns have gained a new identity which could’ve given them momentum to make a deep playoff run.
Also, although they might have the toughest schedule in the Western Conference, bettors should not count out a Lakers-Nets matchup just yet as LeBron James turns into a freak of nature come playoff time.
That said, there is no reason not to bet on the Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA Finals as signs are pointing in the right direction for them.
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