The National Basketball Association (NBA) season is drawing near the curtain call, and online sportsbooks are now updating their odds to the final eight teams still in the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy competition. The eight remaining teams are the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Dallas Mavericks.
Types Of NBA Playoff Odds
The most common ways to wager on NBA playoff matchups are with game lines, futures, and props.
Game lines offer three ways to bet win, spread, and total odds. A Win bet is betting on who the winner will be. A Spread bet is betting on how many points will separate the two teams. A totals bet is betting on how many points will be scored in a game.
Futures are betting on future events like who will win the NBA championship. Betting on NBA odds and futures is one of the most straightforward bets to place, with favorable odds depending on the teams you are placing your wager.
Props are other odds that don’t necessarily affect the event’s outcome. A popular basketball prop would be will LeBron James get a triple-double. A triple-double will not undoubtedly decide who will win the game.
Exact Matchup Odds
Exact matchup odds are considered one of the best futures bets you can make due to the lucrative odds associated with the betting lines. It is important to remember that lucrative odds are often related to hard-to-win bets. Since there are so many options with eight teams left, the odds start around +400. Below are the current exact matchup odds from BetOnline’s PH Sportsbook.
NBA Championship Exact Matchup
Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns +425
Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns +425
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors +500
Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors +500
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns +650
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors +800
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies +2100
Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies +2100
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns +2800
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies +3000
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors +3500
Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks +3800
Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks +3800
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks +5500
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies +12500
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks +22500
NBA Championship Future Odds
When it comes to futures betting on the NBA playoffs, it is best to get your bets locked in early as the odds become less favorable as teams get knocked out of contention. When the playoffs get down to the two teams who will compete in the NBA Finals, future odds for the current year will go away, and game lines will again take the court.
Below are the current future odds to win the NBA title via BetOnline.
2022 NBA Championship – Odds to Win
Phoenix Suns +240
Golden State Warriors +275
Boston Celtics +425
Miami Heat +500
Milwaukee Bucks +650
Memphis Grizzlies +1800
Dallas Mavericks +3500
Philadelphia 76ers +3500