Excitement is ramping up among basketball fans worldwide, with the start of the 2023/24 NBA season now just under three months away.
The Denver Nuggets emerged victorious last season and are the bookmakers’ early favourites to retain the title next time around.
Read on as we look at the schedule and live streaming information for next season, before assessing the latest odds for all the teams.
We round things off by taking a quick look at which teams will likely be in contention to win the NBA championship in 2024.
NBA Season 2023/24 – Schedule
The key dates for the 2023/24 NBA season as follows:
- October 3: NBA training camps open.
- October 5: NBA pre-season begins.
- October 20: NBA pre-season ends.
- October 24: Start of the 2023/24 NBA regular season.
- February 16-18: NBA All-Star 2024.
- April 14: Regular season ends.
NBA Season 2023/24 – Live Streaming
Numerous platforms offer fans the opportunity to watch live NBA streams including ESPN, TNT, ESPN 3/ABC, NBA TV, Sportsnet and TSN.
The NBA League Pass is also worth checking out as this allows fans to stream every game live across all the teams.
Sky Sports, Sling TV and Foxtel are among a wide range of other platforms offering reliable coverage of the NBA throughout the season.
NBA Season 2023/24 – Odds
The US Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to give states the option to legalise sports betting has helped the NBA become hugely popular in online gambling circles.
The global nature of the player pool in the NBA has also helped the league strengthen its presence in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.
These include Australia, which generates the largest revenue for NBA League Pass subscriptions outside of the United States.
The figures are driven in no small part by the Aussies’ passion for wagering on basketball, which generates huge traffic on online sportsbooks in the region.
According to MyBettingAustralia.com, a comparison platform for betting sites, an increasing number of punters are taking advantage of arbitrage betting Australia opportunities.
The NBA is perfect for arbitrage wagering, with the fluctuating nature of the odds allowing bettors to lock in a profit regardless of the outcome.
With many punters leveraging the outright market for arbitrage betting purposes, here’s a look at the odds for the 2023/24 NBA championship:
- Denver Nuggets – 9/2
- Boston Celtics – 5/1
- Milwaukee Bucks – 11/2
- Phoenix Suns – 6/1
- Miami Heat – 11/1
- Golden State Warriors – 12/1
- Philadelphia 76ers – 12/1
- Los Angeles Lakers – 14/1
- Cleveland Cavaliers – 20/1
- Los Angeles Clippers – 22/1
- Memphis Grizzlies – 22/1
- Dallas Mavericks – 25/1
- New Orleans Pelicans – 33/1
- Sacramento Kings – 40/1
- New York Knicks – 50/1
- Minnesota Timberwolves – 66/1
- Toronto Raptors – 66/1
- Atlanta Hawks – 100/1
- Brooklyn Nets – 125/1
- Chicago Bulls – 125/1
- Oklahoma City Thunder – 125/1
- Portland Trail Blazers – 125/1
- San Antonio Spurs – 150/1
- Utah Jazz – 150/1
- Orlando Magic – 200/1
- Houston Rockets – 250/1
- Washington Wizards – 250/1
- Charlotte Hornets – 500/1
- Detroit Pistons – 500/1
- Indiana Pacers – 500/1
NBA Season 2023/24 – Preview
Winning back-to-back titles in any major sport is no easy task, but the Nuggets will fancy their chances of achieving the feat next term.
They dominated Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and should make a bold bid to win the championship for the second time in their history.
The Boston Celtics are also fancied to be competitive after strengthening their roster with Latvia forward Kristaps Porzingis.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns could make deep play-off runs, while the Philadelphia 76ers should be in contention despite the doubts surrounding James Harden’s future.
Harden has requested a trade from the 76ers, but this could prove to be a blessing in disguise if they can acquire a suitable replacement.
With reigning MVP Joel Embiid in their ranks and new head coach Nick Nurse eager to make his mark, the 76ers appeal as the value bet to win the 2023/24 NBA championship.