What are the latest NBA title odds? Which teams are set to face off in the finals of the 2022/23 season? Learn all there is to know.
The 2022/23 NBA season is reaching its conclusion, and four teams are left to face each other in the Conference finals to earn a place in the NBA finals. While the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will fight it out for the Eastern Conference, the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers will face each other in the Western Conference final. With four of the best teams in the finals, fans are asking about which team has the highest chance of winning it all this season.
So which team is the bookies’ favourites to lift the NBA trophy this season? As it turns out, it is the Boston Celtics who are currently the bookmakers’ favourites to win the Eastern Conference final, and then go on to beat the Western Conference champions in the Finals. The Celtics have a +105 odds of winning the Championship, followed by the Denver Nuggets with +230, the Los Angeles Lakers with +300 and the Miami Heat with +1400.
Why are the Celtics the favourites to win the trophy?
Celtics are the bookies’ favourites to win the trophy because of their consistent performances over the course of the season.
The Celtics finished one game behind the Bucks during the regular season, taking the league by storm with a No. 2-ranked offense (118.0 rating) and a third-ranked defense (111.5 rating). During the 82-game season (and into the early playoffs), Boston looked like the best team. Mix in a little superstar magic dust from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, plus a Coach of the Year candidate in Joe Mazzulla and you’ve got a surefire NBA title berth, right? Wrong.
The Celtics routed the Atlanta Hawks In Round 1 but hit a wall in Round 2 vs the 76ers. In a back-and-forth series, Philly assumed a 3-2 lead with a resounding Game 5 win, but the Celtics handled business in seven games. Now, only the eight-seed Heat stand in Boston’s way, and that bodes pretty well for a Celtics’ championship.