Early Picks for NBA Title and Conference Champs

The NBA Finals winner is one of the most popular futures bets to place, and we know you want to cash in at the end of the season on these great value bets. We’ll keep you updated with all of our latest picks to win the NBA Finals when the season ends, as well as an explanation of why it’s a good bet to place.

NBA Title/Conference Odds

Team NBA Title East West
Milwaukee Bucks +300 +115
Boston Celtics +350 +160
Phoenix Suns +500 +240
Denver Nuggets +750 +300
Philadelphia 76ers +1000 +500
Golden State Warriors +1200 +500
Memphis Grizzlies +1400 +600
LA Lakers +1700 +800
LA Clippers +2000 +900

Odds courtesy of BetMGM

Lines change all the time, and teams go on runs and losing streaks every single week in the NBA. That means this market can be quite volatile, and as with any bet in the NBA, NBA Finals futures can go the same exact way.

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Suns Best in West

I actually think the Western Conference is better as a whole than the East. However, I feel the East is much more top-heavy. The Phoenix Suns are the best team in the West in my opinion, and I don’t see any other team in the West as a “great” team per se. I’m confident in the Suns making it there.

Celtics Best in East

I have been a believer in the Boston Celtics from the beginning, and if they can get out of this current funk they’re in, I think they’re the best team in the East. It certainly won’t be a lock, but I think they’re a pretty good value at +350 odds.

Best Bets in Western Conference

It’s quite clear that Phoenix has the most talented lineup in the Western Conference, and as such, they should be the favorite here. I trust them far more than the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors, as one rests their starters every other game and the other can’t win on the road when it matters.

This is just a small sprinkle here at +600 odds, but there is some value with the Grizzlies winning the West. If Ja Morant manages to come back, something tells me that he’s either going to be very good or very bad. If he’s very good and has something to prove, then I could see this team going on a run.

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Eastern Conference Best Bets

 Boston has had a tough stretch as of late overall, but this has been one of the best teams in the NBA all season. I think they can certainly start winning again heading into the playoffs. They will want to get their groove back before the games really start to matter, and I think they can overtake the Bucks to win the East.

I also like the value here with the Philadelphia 76ers to overtake the top two teams and win the East. They have the projected NBA MVP in Joel Embiid, and the schedule down the stretch isn’t too bad for them. I think they can do it if Boston continues its latest slide.

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