We’ve made it to the conference semifinals. The top four seeds in each conference advanced, so this truly is the best eight teams in the NBA. Let’s take a look at each of the four teams odds to win their respective conference titles so you can wager against their NBA Conference Championship odds.
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The Heat is On in the East!
Prior to the start of the playoffs, the Heat didn’t have the best odds to win the East. But now that the playoffs have started and the Heat is playing well, things have changed. Even without Kyle Lowry, the Heat is playing at a high level. Their defense has been overwhelming, and Jimmy Butler has looked like the player he was two years ago in the bubble. Even though Butler is having knee issues, we’ll be seeing him soon.
The Bucks shocked everyone by going to Boston and beating the Celtics in Game 1 of their semifinal series. And to think that they did this without Khris Middleton, who will be out for the rest of the series. Even though he struggled to shoot the ball, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed that he could do other things to help his team win.
Boston looked lost in Game 1 of their series with Milwaukee. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shot the ball poorly, and Boston’s play was sloppy. We think their defense will return in Game 2 and they’ll tie the series up. When Brown and Tatum are going well, this team is a load.
Until Joel Embiid returns, the Sixers have very little chance of advancing. James Harden looks to be out of shape and disinterested. Until they get those two going, the Sixers are in trouble.
Will the Suns Be Shining at the End?
Now that the Suns are back to full strength, they’re the favorites to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. The Suns let Luka Doncic score at will in Game 1, but they stopped everyone else. The Suns can guard and score, and they should take care of Dallas in five games or less.
- Golden State Warriors +110
The Warriors are back! They stole Game 1 in Memphis, and that was without Draymond Green for most of the game. When the guards are playing well, this team is nearly impossible to slow down. Green has shown a penchant for shutting down the other team’s top player. This team knows what it takes to win, and they have a great shot at getting back to the Finals.
Ja Morant has shown the nation that he is for real. The Grizzlies have come out of nowhere to become relevant and show everyone that they’ll be a force out West for years to come. They may not quite be ready for the big time now, but their time is near.
Until the Mavericks get some help for Luka Doncic, they’re no better than a conference semifinal team. When they get some help, lookout.