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The Boston Celtics (+260) are the betting favorites to win the NBA title at most sportsbooks. Nikola Jokic and the defending champion Nuggets have +475 odds to win it all at most betting apps. The Clippers (+500) and Bucks (+700) are also at the top of most NBA Finals odds boards.

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NBA Finals Odds

Compare NBA Finals odds for 2024 below. The Boston Celtics (+260) and the reigning champion Denver Nuggets (+475) are NBA title favorites.

Boston Celtics (+260)

While they stumbled in a few home games heading into the break, the Celtics have widened the gap even further on their competition in the Eastern Conference, in part because the Bucks have struggled with a coaching transition and the 76ers got hit by huge injury news. 

Denver Nuggets (+450)

Nikola Jokic holds a slim lead over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander atop the MVP race (+175) and the defending champion Nuggets are still the favorites to come out of the West as they look to make up some ground in the standings after the All-Star Break.  

Los Angeles Clippers (+525)

The Clippers’ odds dropped from +2200 to +1100 when they got hot a couple weeks after trading for James Harden, and they’ve been cut in half again after a strong two months of play has placed them in the top 3 in the West standings. 

Milwaukee Bucks (+600)

Adrian Griffin was fired after going 30-13 to start his head coaching career and the Bucks have improved defensively, but are off to a rocky 3-7 start under new coach Doc Rivers. 

Phoenix Suns (+1400)

The Suns won 14 of 18 heading into the break with their big three finally logging some consistent playing time together. They added Royce O’Neale at the trade deadline. 

New York Knicks (+1800)

After a busy trade season, the Knicks are rolling with reinforcements filling out the fringes of their roster. They’ve dipped from +4000 to +1800 to win it all and have the third-shortest odds to win the East (+700). 

Oklahoma City Thunder (+2200)

The young Thunder were expected to take a step forward this season, but have taken a massive leap towards the top of the Western Conference standings with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+220) currently listed as the co-favorite for MVP. 

Minnesota Timberwolves (+2500)

Rudy Gobert and the Wolves are posting the best defensive numbers in the West and are leading the conference as a result. Yet oddsmakers have lengthened their chances to win the title after they posted some shaky fourth quarter splits in recent months. 

Cleveland Cavaliers (+2500)

The Cavs were the hottest team in the league with Evan Mobley and Darius Garland both injured and they’ve maintained some of that momentum while reintegrating those key starters. 

Philadelphia 76ers (+3000)

Following news that Joel Embiid is recovering from a knee procedure and uncertain to return at all this season or in the playoffs, the 76ers’ title odds quickly lengthened from +1200 to +3000 at most books. 

Dallas Mavericks (+3500)

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving form a deadly backcourt and the Mavs added some key depth in their frontcourt by trading for P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford ahead of the deadline. 

Los Angeles Lakers (+4000)

Another LeBron-led team is making a late playoff push with the Lakers winning 6 of their last 7 games before the break. Instead of making a swing at the trade deadline, the front office brought in Spencer Dinwiddie after his buyout. 

Miami Heat (+4000)

Miami made a run to the NBA Finals from the play-in tournament last year and oddsmakers are giving the Heat their due respect even though they’re currently slated to be in the play-in bracket again. 

Golden State Warriors (+5000)

Draymond Green has returned from suspension, Jonathan Kuminga is playing lights out, and Klay Thompson has initially shown a spark as a sixth man, helping the Warriors turn their season around with a strong stretch before the break. 

New Orleans Pelicans (+5000)

The Pelicans are one of the most inconsistent teams in the NBA with limitless potential on the defensive end and some growing pains to work through on offense now that Zion Williamson has been available for most of a full season. 

Sacramento Kings (+6600)

The Kings are only 16-14 on the road this year, but are owed a few more home games during the final stretch of the regular season. 

Indiana Pacers (+10000)

Tyrese Haliburton appears to have worked through his hamstring issue and he should be able to meet the new requirement of 65 games to be eligible for All-NBA selections and other awards. 

Orlando Magic (+25000)

Franz Wagner turned his ankle and the Magic slipped a bit in the standings, so their odds have lengthened considerably with a play-in tournament appearance likely in the cards. 

Atlanta Hawks (+25000)

The Hawks own the worst defensive rating in basketball and have disappointed as a result. They held onto Dejounte Murray through the deadline and will try to make a run through the play-in tournament. 

Chicago Bulls (+50000)

Zach LaVine (foot) is out for the season and the Bulls may be able to trade him this summer. For now, Coby White and DeMar DeRozan will hold down the offense. 

Houston Rockets (+50000)

Ime Udoka has done a remarkable job in his first year as Rockets coach and Alperen Sengun is a leading candidate for Most Improved Player. Houston has fallen out of contention with Fred VanVleet (groin) and others injured. 

Utah Jazz (+50000)

Like last season, Utah’s front office sold off a few rotation players ahead of the deadline instead of making an all out push for a play-in spot. 

Toronto Raptors (+100000)

The Raptors appear to be rebuilding with a renewed focus on the offensive end, and their defense has suffered without OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam. 

Brooklyn Nets (+100000)

The Nets are just a couple games out of the play-in bracket in the East, but are getting very long odds to make any sort of run in the playoffs.

NBA championship odds

Here we will look at how NBA title odds change throughout the course of the 2023 – 2024 season.

TeamNBA Title Odds June 13NBA Title Odds September 27NBA Title Odds October 24 (Opening Night)NBA Title Odds February 8 (Post Trade Deadline)
Denver Nuggets+475+475+420+360
Boston Celtics+575+500+380+275
Phoenix Suns+850+650+600+1300
Milwaukee Bucks+700+400 +400+600
LA Lakers+1200+1200+1100+2800
Philadelphia 76ers+1200+1500+2800+2200
Golden State Warriors+1200+1300+850+4000
Miami Heat+1800+2200+2200+4500
LA Clippers+1600+1800+1800+500
Memphis Grizzlies+2200+2800+3000+200000
Dallas Mavericks+1800+2200+2500+4500
Cleveland Cavaliers+2800+3000+3000+3000
New Orleans Pelicans+3000+5000+5000+6500
Sacramento Kings+2500+5500+4000+6000
New York Knicks+5000+5000+5000+2000
Oklahoma City Thunder+7000+8000+7000+1800
Minnesota Timberwolves+5500+7500+4000+1800
Atlanta Hawks+6000+7500+8000+35000
Toronto Raptors+6500+8000+12500+150000
Portland Trail Blazers+7500+25000+50000+200000
Chicago Bulls+10000+17000+15000+50000
Brooklyn Nets+12500+7000+15000+100000
Orlando Magic+12500+30000+30000+25000
San Antonio Spurs+15000+20000+20000+100000
Utah Jazz+15000+25000+30000+50000
Houston Rockets+9000+40000+30000+50000
Indiana Pacers+15000+30000+20000+8000
Charlotte Hornets+20000+50000+50000+100000
Detroit Pistons+60000+60000+50000+200000
Washington Wizards+25000+100000+50000+200000

How the NBA Playoffs work

The 2023 – 2024 NBA regular season will consist of 82 games for each team with the top six teams in each conference earning an automatic playoff berth. Teams that finish in the 7-10 spots in each conference will participate in the Play-In tournament.

The 9th seed in each conference will have a chance to play their way into the playoffs by beating the 8th seed twice in a row. The 8th seed will have to win one of those games to advance. The scenario is the same for the 10th seed and 7th seed in each conference if the 10th seed qualifies.

The NBA will then run best-of-seven series formats for the quarterfinal, semifinal and finals in both the Eastern and Western Conference.

NBA Finals odds

NBA futures bets function like futures bets in other sports. They’re typically based on an end-of-season outcome. Futures bets are usually made available on both the team and player level.

Prior to the start of a season, team-level futures could include a wager on the minimum number of wins a team will capture in that season or whether a team will win its division or conference.

Player-level futures include whether a player will win the MVP, Rookie of the Year or Sixth Man of the Year awards, for example. Other player-level futures are based on whether a player will reach certain benchmarks in common statistical categories such as points, 3-point shots, rebounds or assists for the season.

You are also able to bet on NBA games every day during the regular season. View NBA odds for every game here.

Where do I find futures bets in an online sportsbook?

In an online sportsbook, available futures wagers are typically found under their own tab as a subcategory of wagers available for a particular sport. Like the odds for other bet types, futures bets are typically labeled with a number that has a “plus” or “minus” sign next to it.

In the case of futures bets, a “minus” sign would be placed next to a team or player that has a higher probability of reaching the statistical goal. Teams or players with a “plus” sign are considered by oddsmakers to have a lesser chance of reaching that goal. The higher the number next to the plus sign signifies the lower the probability the team or player achieves it.

It’s also important to note that futures odds for both players and teams can certainly fluctuate throughout the course of a season.

Where can I bet on the NBA Finals in the US?

Bettors can currently bet on the NBA Finals in the US at a regulated sportsbook in one of the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

Who is the favorite to win the NBA Championship in 2024?

The Denver Nuggets opened as the favorite to win the 2024 NBA Championship with a price of +475. The Boston Celtics (+575) and Milwaukee Bucks (+700) were also near the top of next year NBA title odds boards.

When will the 2023 – 2024 NBA season start?

The 2023 – 2024 NBA season will start in mid-October.

When do the 2024 NBA Finals start?

The 2024 NBA Finals are expected to start in early June.