Nba Playoff Finals Odds

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Current NBA Playoff Matchups

Come back each day to see what's on the menu for the NBA Playoffs:

Eastern Conference
CURRENT MATCHUP
(1) Philadelphia (24-12)
Games remaining: 36 (17 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. East: 18
(8) Toronto (17-19)
Games remaining: 35 (19 Home, 16 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. East: 18
Regular season series (76ers lead 2-1)
Dec 29, 2020Toronto 93, Philadelphia 100
Feb 21, 2021Philadelphia 103, Toronto 110
Feb 23, 2021Philadelphia 109, Toronto 102
CURRENT MATCHUP
(2) Brooklyn (24-13)
Games remaining: 35 (17 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 15, vs. East: 22
(7) Charlotte (17-18)
Games remaining: 37 (19 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. East: 24
Regular season series (Hornets leads 1-0)
Dec 27, 2020Brooklyn 104, Charlotte 106
Apr 1, 2021Charlotte at Brooklyn
Apr 16, 2021Charlotte at Brooklyn
CURRENT MATCHUP
(3) Milwaukee (22-14)
Games remaining: 36 (17 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. East: 23
(6) Miami (18-18)
Games remaining: 36 (18 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. East: 21
Regular season series (Series tied 1-1)
Dec 29, 2020Milwaukee 144, Miami 97
Dec 30, 2020Milwaukee 108, Miami 119
May 15, 2021Miami at Milwaukee
CURRENT MATCHUP
(4) Boston (19-17)
Games remaining: 36 (19 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 17, vs. East: 18
(5) New York Knicks (19-18)
Games remaining: 35 (18 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 19, vs. East: 19
Regular season series (Knicks leads 1-0)
Jan 17, 2021New York 105, Boston 75
Apr 7, 2021New York at Boston
May 16, 2021Boston at New York
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(9) Chicago (16-18)
Games remaining: 37 (18 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 19, vs. East: 26
(10) Indiana (16-19)
Games remaining: 37 (18 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 16, vs. East: 21
(11) Atlanta (16-20)
Games remaining: 36 (19 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 15, vs. East: 19
(12) Washington (14-21)
Games remaining: 37 (19 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 16, vs. East: 23
(13) Cleveland (14-22)
Games remaining: 36 (17 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 13, vs. East: 22
(14) Orlando (13-23)
Games remaining: 36 (16 Home, 20 Away)
vs. +.500: 20, vs. East: 20
(15) Detroit (10-26)
Games remaining: 36 (20 Home, 16 Away)
vs. +.500: 15, vs. East: 20

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Western Conference
CURRENT MATCHUP
(1) Utah (27-9)
Games remaining: 36 (19 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 17, vs. West: 25
(8) Dallas (19-16)
Games remaining: 37 (18 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. West: 22
Regular season series (Jazz lead 2-0)
Jan 27, 2021Dallas 104, Utah 116
Jan 29, 2021Dallas 101, Utah 120
Apr 5, 2021Utah at Dallas
CURRENT MATCHUP
(2) Phoenix (24-11)
Games remaining: 37 (18 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 19, vs. West: 20
(7) San Antonio (18-15)
Games remaining: 39 (17 Home, 22 Away)
vs. +.500: 19, vs. West: 16
Regular season series (Series tied 0-0)
Apr 17, 2021San Antonio at Phoenix
May 15, 2021Phoenix at San Antonio
May 16, 2021Phoenix at San Antonio
CURRENT MATCHUP
(3) Los Angeles (24-13)
Games remaining: 35 (17 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 17, vs. West: 17
(6) Denver (21-15)
Games remaining: 36 (20 Home, 16 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. West: 20
Regular season series (Series tied 1-1)
Feb 4, 2021Denver 93, Los Angeles 114
Feb 14, 2021Los Angeles 105, Denver 122
May 3, 2021Denver at Los Angeles
CURRENT MATCHUP
(4) LA (24-14)
Games remaining: 34 (18 Home, 16 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. West: 21
(5) Portland (21-14)
Games remaining: 37 (19 Home, 18 Away)
vs. +.500: 21, vs. West: 22
Regular season series (Clippers lead 1-0)
Dec 30, 2020Portland 105, LA 128
Apr 6, 2021Portland at LA
Apr 20, 2021LA at Portland
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(9) Memphis (17-16)
Games remaining: 39 (17 Home, 22 Away)
vs. +.500: 21, vs. West: 24
(10) Golden State (19-18)
Games remaining: 35 (18 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 15, vs. West: 23
(11) New Orleans (15-21)
Games remaining: 36 (17 Home, 19 Away)
vs. +.500: 23, vs. West: 21
(12) Oklahoma City (15-21)
Games remaining: 36 (19 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 18, vs. West: 19
(13) Sacramento (14-22)
Games remaining: 36 (16 Home, 20 Away)
vs. +.500: 19, vs. West: 24
(14) Houston (11-23)
Games remaining: 38 (21 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 24, vs. West: 23
(15) Minnesota (7-29)
Games remaining: 36 (19 Home, 17 Away)
vs. +.500: 21, vs. West: 23

ESPN's NBA BPI Playoff Odds estimate the likelihood for each team to make the playoffs, win the NBA title and finish in the top three of the NBA lottery. Apr 17, 2021: San Antonio at Phoenix: May 15, 2021: Phoenix at San Antonio: May 16, 2021: Phoenix at San Antonio.

In the event two or more teams are tied in the standings, a series of tiebreakers are applied to determine which team receives the higher seeding.
Nba Playoff Finals Odds
  • Two-Team Tiebreaker:
    • 1. Better record in head-to-head games
    • 2. Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
    • 3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
    • 4. Higher winning percentage in conference games
    • 5. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
    • 6. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in opposite conference
    • 7. Higher point differential between points scored and points allowed
  • Three-Team Tiebreaker:
    • 1. Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
    • 2. Best head-to-head winning percentage among all teams tied
    • 3. Highest winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
    • 4. Highest winning percentage in conference games
    • 5. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
    • 6. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed
    • MORE

    • TOOLS

The 2020-21 NBA season is well underway after tipping off the campaign on Dec. 22. There are a little over two months remaining in the regular season, with the playoffs starting in May and the Finals wrapping up in July. Here we look at live NBA Finals odds with the Lakers the favorites to win it all again.

The Brooklyn Nets were neck-and-neck with the Milwaukee Bucks to win the East at most books early in the season and were around +600 to win the title. Immediately following the trade for James Harden, however, the Nets championship odds improved to +270 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Brooklyn is now +300 to win it all, with the second lowest odds – behind the favorite LA Lakers at +280.

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2021 NBA Futures Report (March 9)

NBA 2021 Championship Favorites

Los Angeles Lakers: The defending champs have looked vulnerable throughout the regular season and have struggled lately with Anthony Davis (Achilles) on the shelf. Still, the LeBron James-led Lakers are 13-5 on the road and 17-8 against WCF teams with the potential to hit another gear once Davis is healthy.

Brooklyn Nets: James Harden was the MVP of the league over the last three weeks before the All-Star Break. With Harden playing the best ball of his career, the Nets were able to win 10 of their last 11 while Kevin Durant (hamstring) watched in street clothes. This team will be tough to beat if they can continue to improve defensively.

Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers are 14-3 against losing teams, but 10-11 against winning teams and 7-11 with a league-worst -26.4 net rating in the final five minutes of games within 5 points. They’re completely dependent on Kawhi Leonard to create crunch-time offense.

Milwaukee Bucks: After posting the best regular season numbers in history prior to the shutdown last March, the Bucks have struggled to regain momentum. They’re 8-9 on the road and 7-9 against teams with winning records this year, but could find some cohesion on the other side of the break now that Jrue Holiday is back with the team.

Utah Jazz: With a league-best +8.8 point differential, along with the best 3-point percentage, and best rebounding rate in the NBA, the Jazz are similar to the 2019-2020 Bucks in terms of their regular season dominance. Will that carry over into the playoffs?

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid is the primary challenger to Harden in our latest MVP rankings and the Sixers are the biggest threat to the Nets in the East. Brooklyn will have no answers for Embiid now that Jarrett Allen has been shipped out of town, but Ben Simmons (+225) – a leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year – should be able to slow down Harden or Durant.

The Contenders

Boston Celtics: The Celtics got hot before the break with Kemba Walker (knee) showing signs of life and they should get Marcus Smart (calf) back in the lineup soon. It may take some time for those guards to gel with young superstars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, but this team is just a savvy trade away from becoming a legit title contender.

Denver Nuggets: The Nuggets also caught fire before the break with the top offensive rating in the NBA during a four-game win streak. Nikola Jokic leads the league in PER and is the favorite to win MVP according to stats and projections compiled by Basketball-Reference.com.

Phoenix Suns: There is no reason not to back this Suns team now that Chris Paul has taken over and exerted his competitive control over a talented young roster. They won 11 of 13 with a league-best 14.2 net rating before the break and posted a 25.9 net rating in clutch time with wins over the Bucks, 76ers, and Lakers in that span.

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler is back and so is Miami’s more subtle leader, Goran Dragic (foot). Bam Adebayo continues to showcase his exponential growth on both ends of the floor, but the real star of the Heat might be head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Dallas Mavericks: The Mavericks came out of a 10-day layoff due to a climate disaster with renewed focus on the defensive end and won five of their last six games heading into the break, including the only victory over Brooklyn since Feb. 9.

Toronto Raptors: Before a COVID outbreak cost them a few games by forcing three starters and four coaches to quarantine, the Raptors were heating up with an elite defensive rating and convincing wins over the Bucks and Sixers.

Portland Trail Blazers: Even without Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, and C.J. McCollum, the Blazers are 5-2 with an absurd 138.7 offensive rating over their last seven close games. Damian Lillard leads the NBA in fourth quarter scoring and can carry his team until those other key players return.

How the 2021 NBA Playoffs will work

The 2020-21 NBA regular season will last 72 games 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 be eligible for a play-in tournament (May 18-21) as long as they’re within four games in the final standings.

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 would 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 still plans to run best-of-seven series formats for the quarterfinal, semifinal and finals in both the Eastern and Western Conference. Those rounds will take place from May 22 to July 6, with the NBA Finals scheduled from July 8 to 22, just one day before the 2021 Summer Olympics are scheduled to open in Japan.

NBA Finals odds: Futures betting 101

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.

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.

For example, the LA Lakers enter the 2020-21 season as the favorites to win it all as they have +270 odds. That signifies that a bettor would have to wager $100 to win $270 if the Lakers do indeed take it again.

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

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Common questions regarding wagering on the NBA Finals

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:

Who is the favorite to win the NBA Championship in 2021?

The Lakers were initially installed as favorites to repeat, with odds of +360 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Those odds lowered to +270 just prior to the start of the season due to LA’s strong off-season. LA is now +280 to win it all at FD.

When does the 2021 NBA season start?

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The 2020-21 NBA season started on Dec. 22, 2020.

When do the NBA Finals start?

The 2021 NBA playoffs will start on May 22, 2021 and the NBA Finals are expected to begin in mid-July. Prior to the pandemic, the NBA had traditionally held its championship round in early June.

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Where can I get NBA betting tips?

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