Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets are basking in the glow of their first NBA championship. The Nuggets will soon enough be turning their attention towards a potential repeat while the rest of the pro basketball world is already scheming to find a way to reach the mountaintop. Next year’s NBA title odds are already available to bet on below. The Boston Celtics (+470), the aforementioned Nuggets (+480) and the Milwaukee Bucks (+550) are the title favorites for the 2023 – 2024 season.
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NBA title odds for next year
Compare NBA title odds for next year below. The Denver Nuggets (+470), Boston Celtics (+460) and Milwaukee Bucks (+550) are among the favorites to win next season’s championship.
Denver Nuggets (+475): After leading the Western Conference for nearly the entire season, the Nuggets turned in a dominant postseason run. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have formed one of the best two-man games in NBA history. Jokic, 28, is locked up for five more seasons and Murray, 26, is on contract for two more years, putting the Nuggets in a great position to try and form a dynasty around those stars.
Boston Celtics (+475): After faltering in the playoffs under rookie head coach Joe Mazzulla, the Celtics front office is shaking things up with Sam Cassell coming aboard as a senior assistant. Brad Stevens swung a big trade to effectively swap Marcus Smart for Kristaps Porzingis. Boston should re-sign Jaylen Brown and could still be shopping Malcolm Brogdon on the market.
Phoenix Suns (+600): After trading away most of their depth for Kevin Durant at the deadline last season, the Suns somehow found a way to swap Chris Paul for Bradley Beal, pairing three elite scorers together with Deandre Ayton at $169 million in combined salary. This time following a big trade, oddsmakers are slower to install them as Western Conference favorites.
Milwaukee Bucks (+750): The Bucks have fallen down odds boards following big moves by the Celtics and Suns, and news that Khris Middleton will decline his player option and seek a long-term deal. Middleton could return to Milwaukee at a better number against the salary cap, which would give the Bucks some flexibility to sign supporting cast members.
Los Angeles Lakers (+1200): The Lakers made a key deal at the deadline to add depth, facilitating a deep run to the Western Conference Finals. It looks like they will continue to shore up the edges of their roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis this offseason, as they’ve cut a few ancillary pieces and are reportedly targeting Bruce Brown.
Golden State Warriors (+1300): Steve Kerr said his team “maxed out” before losing to the Lakers in 6 games in the Western Conference Semifinals. Draymond Green is testing the waters in free agency, but with Chris Paul coming in to replace Jordan Poole, this veteran group is clearly set up to make one last push for a title.
Miami Heat (+1400): Without making a move, Miami has shifted from +2700 to +1400 to win the title next year. Portland’s decision to draft Scoot Henderson with the third overall pick could create a domino effect that leads to Damian Lillard getting traded, although Miami would probably lose a bidding war to Brooklyn if the Nets get involved in those sweepstakes.
Philadelphia 76ers (+1500): Doc Rivers disparaged James Harden after getting let go by the 76ers and now Daryl Morey’s staff has announced that they will let Harden walk in free agency, opening up a huge amount of salary cap space to potentially pursue another star guard to pair with reigning MVP Joel Embiid.
Los Angeles Clippers (+1800): This is James Harden’s preferred landing spot and he took a pay cut in Philly last year, which could happen again if he wants to fit on a roster with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both injury-prone forwards are up for extensions this year, but the Clippers’ front office needs to see some consistency from them before committing.
Dallas Mavericks (+2200): The Mavericks were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the draft by adding versatile defenders Dereck Lively II and Olivier Maxence-Prosper, rookies that could pair well with offensive dynamos Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic.
Memphis Grizzlies (+2500): With Ja Morant suspended for 25 games, the Grizzlies swung a key deal to acquire Marcus Smart, giving their team some stability early on and a veteran presence to help in the playoffs. Steven Adams (MCL) should be ready to return in the fall and Brandon Clarke (Achilles) will eventually get back into the fold.
Cleveland Cavaliers (+2800): Donovan Mitchell turned the Cavs into a powerhouse during the regular season, although most of their wins came against teams with records of .500 or below. In the playoffs, the young Cavs simply couldn’t compete with a physical Knicks squad.
New Orleans Pelicans (+4000): Zion Williamson has been hamstrung by health issues the past few seasons, but the Pelicans have been absolutely dynamic when he’s active. They drafted a knockdown shooter in Jordan Hawkins and look ready to make another push in the hopes their stars can stay healthy.
Sacramento Kings (+4500): The league’s top-rated offense last year is going to be just as good, or better, in their second season under Mike Brown. The Kings were routinely overlooked as title contenders due to a lack of experience, but they pushed the defending champion Warriors to 7 games in the first round.
New York Knicks (+5000): With Jalen Brunson setting the tone, the Knicks improved drastically last season. There are still options for this front office during the offseason, especially after they get Derrick Rose’s $15.8 million contract off the books.
Minnesota Timberwolves (+6500): The Wolves couldn’t fit Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns together very effectively, so they seem destined to move on from KAT to build more effectively around Anthony Edwards.
Toronto Raptors (+6500): The Raptors were the last team to hire a new coach this offseason, tagging Grizzlies assistant Darko Rajakovic to replace Nick Nurse. As it stands, this team is bound to finish in the middle of the Eastern Conference without much potential for a deep run.
Atlanta Hawks (+10000): Quinn Snyder took over in late February and the offensive-minded coach should be able to craft a great system around Trae Young and Dejounte Murray after getting a full training camp.
Brooklyn Nets (+12000): While they lost James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant in just a couple of years, the Nets were able to bring in a budding star in Mikal Bridges along with several draft picks that will have them in position to make an offer for Damian Lillard or another star.
Chicago Bulls (+12000): The Bulls are mired in mediocrity and pretty much ensured they would stay there by extending Nikola Vucevic for three more years. Sadly, Lonzo Ball (knee) may not be able to play pro ball again.
Oklahoma City Thunder (+13000): OKC has a war chest of assets heading into this draft and offseason, with Sam Presti assuredly looking to add talent around his great young corps of players.
Portland Trail Blazers (+13000): Damian Lillard is not officially requesting a trade, yet the Blazers are going to have to weigh their options ahead of the draft and might have to trade their franchise cornerstone if they think they can get Scoot Henderson with the third overall pick.
Utah Jazz (+16000): Will Hardy did a fantastic job in his first year at the helm and Lauri Markkanen emerged as an absolute stud for Utah. The Jazz flipped several assets at the trade deadline to prepare for an exciting offseason.
San Antonio Spurs (+16000): The Spurs won the lottery and will be able to select French sensation Victor Wembanyama, who is getting -185 odds to win Rookie of the Year over the entire field. DraftKings is offering +200 odds on the Spurs to win at least 35 games after they went 22-60 last year.
Houston Rockets (+25000): Ime Udoka turned the Celtics from a drifting team to Eastern Conference Finals champions in his first year at the helm, so expectations are relatively high for a rebuilding Rockets team that might be able to bring in old friend James Harden through free agency.
Indiana Pacers (+50000): Tyrese Haliburton is one of the most exciting players in the game and the Pacers will have an easy time building around him in the coming years.
Orlando Magic (+50000): Paolo Banchero cruised to Rookie of the Year honors and his teammates also found their rhythm in an unconventional system. Orlando will have to add some pieces that fit around those skilled bigs in this draft.
Detroit Pistons (+60000): Losing out on the Wemby sweepstakes gives the Pistons the longest odds in the league to win a title this year. Cade Cunningham (shin) missed almost all of last season and he will try to find his chemistry alongside Jaden Ivey.
Charlotte Hornets (+60000): The Hornets will likely be among the worst teams in the NBA once again, although they’re set to rebuild after taking Brandon Miller or Scoot Henderson with the second overall pick.
Washington Wizards (+60000): The Wizards are in full rebuild mode as they dealt both Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis. They may even opt to trade new asset Jordan Poole during the season in an effort to look and secure a high draft pick next year.
NBA championship odds
Here we will look at how NBA title odds change throughout the course of the 2023 – 2024 season.
|Team||NBA Title Odds June 13||NBA Title Odds June 20||NBA Title Odds July 6|
|Golden State Warriors||+1200||+1300||+1400|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+3000||+3000||+4300|
|New York Knicks||+5000||+4500||+5500|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+7000||+6000||+10000|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+7500||+10000||+25000|
|San Antonio Spurs||+15000||+20000||+25000|
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:
- New Mexico
- 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.