The NBA Playoffs are like a second season. The team that can survive the grueling month-long tournament emerges from the NBA Finals as champion.
With the NBA All-Star break marking the traditional midway point of the season, it’s time to examine NBA Futures Odds. Our focus in this article is on picking the two teams that will meet in the NBA Finals.
Odds for NBA Finals Matchup
Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets +1200
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors +1200
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies +1400
Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers +1600
Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns +2200
Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets +2200
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors +2200
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets +1600
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors +1600
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies +1800
NBA Futures NBA Finals Odds Explained
The moneyline for NBA Futures bets is based on $100. Odds of +1000 means that if you wager $100, you’ll win $1,000. Every $100 will get you whatever the futures odds are.
For example, if you think Kevin Durant and the Nets will face the Lakers and LeBron James in the 2023 NBA Finals, you’ll find odds of +12500 from BewtMGM. That means a winning $100 bet would win you a whopping $12,500.
Celtics on Collision Course With Kawhi and Clippers?
We like the Celtics to get back to the NBA Finals. They have the most efficient defense and enough of a transition game and three-point shooting to win the Eastern Conference.
Don’t count on Steph Curry and the Oakland gang to get out of the west this year. And LeBron doesn’t have enough help to get deep in the playoffs, if the Lakers manage to get a postseason berth at all.
We like Kawhi Leonard to muster the Clippers to the NBA Finals, and go for his third NBA title, with a third different franchise.