2024 NBA Playoffs Odds - NBA Conference Finals Betting Lines

2024 NBA Playoffs Betting Online

NBA Playoffs Betting Online

The 2024 NBA Playoffs are down to the conference finals. The Boston Celtics had the top record in the NBA and they remain the favorites to win the NBA title.  The Celtics are heavily favored to defeat the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics had little trouble beating the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two rounds, while the Pacers upset the Bucks and then beat the Knicks in Game 7 to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Finals begin with Game 1 in Boston on Tuesday, May 21. The Minnesota Timberwolves are the second choice in NBA betting odds to win the title. The Timberwolves routed the Phoenix Suns in four games in the first round and then Minnesota eliminated the defending champion Denver Nuggets in seven games to reach the Western Conference Finals where they will face the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks routed the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round and then defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games to reach the Western Conference Finals. Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, which is a best-of-seven game series, begins on Wednesday, May 22 with the Timberwolves holding the home court advantage.

NBA Betting Lines

NBA Championship Betting Odds

ODDS TO WIN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 2023/24
Boston Celtics -210 Dallas Mavericks +360
Indiana Pacers +7500 Minnesota Timberwolves +465

*Odds as of Friday, May 24, 9:00 AM ET

Eastern Conference Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

BOS Leads 2-0

GAME/LOCATION DATE / TIME (ET) SCORE
Game 1 (at Boston) Tue, May 21 BOS 133, IND 128 (OT)
Game 2 (at Boston) Thu, May 23 BOS 126, IND 110
Game 3 (at Indiana) Sat, May 25 - 8:30 PM -
Game 4 (at Indiana) Mon, May 27 - 8:00 PM -
Game 5* (at Boston) Wed, May 29 - 8:00 PM -
Game 6* (at Indiana) Fri, May 31 - 8:00 PM -
Game 7* (at Boston) Sun, June 2 - 8:00 PM -

* If necessary

The Boston Celtics are heavy favorites to defeat the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Not only are the Celtics favored to beat the Pacers, Boston is favored to win the NBA title. The Celtics went 64-18 SU and 41-36-5 in the regular season with 42 games going over the total and 38 going under. The Celtics averaged 120.6 points per game this season, 2nd in the NBA and they gave up just 109.2 points per game, 5th in the league. Jayson Tatum led the team at 26.5 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, while Derrick White led the team with 5 assists per game.

The Indiana Pacers went 47-35 in the regular season and they were 44-35-3 ATS with 42 games going over the total and 40 going under. The Pacers are a fast-paced team that can score quickly, as they led the league in points per game, averaging 123.3 points per contest. They were first in the league in field goal percentage at 50.7%. The problem for Indiana is on defense, as they gave up 120.2 points per game, 27th in the league. Pascal Siakim led the team at 21.2 points per game and he led the team in rebounding with 7.7 per game. Tyrese Haliburton was the assist leader at 10.5 assists per game.

The Celtics won three of the five regular season meetings against the Pacers this season with three of the five games going over the total. Boston won each of the two home meetings, while the Pacers won two of the three games at Indiana.

Eastern Conference First Round

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Miami Heat - BOS Wins 4-1

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers - NYK Wins 4-2

(3) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (6) Indiana Pacers - IND Wins 4-2

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Orlando Magic - CLE Wins 4-3

Eastern Conference Conference Semifinals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Cleveland Cavaliers - BOS Wins 4-1

(2) New York Knicks vs. (6) Indiana Pacers - IND Wins 4-3

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Western Conference Finals

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks

DAL Leads 1-0

GAME/LOCATION DATE / TIME (ET) SCORE
Game 1 (at Minnesota) Wed, May 22 MIN 105, DAL 108
Game 2 (at Minnesota) Fri, May 24 - 8:30 PM -
Game 3 (at Dallas) Sun, May 26 - 8:00 PM -
Game 4 (at Dallas) Tue, May 28 - 8:30 PM -
Game 5* (at Minnesota) Thu, May 30 - 8:30 PM -
Game 6* (at Dallas) Sat, June 1 - 8:30 PM -
Game 7* (at Minnesota) Mon, June 3 - 8:30 PM -

* If necessary

The Timberwolves are favored to defeat the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. Minnesota went 56-26 SU during the regular season and they were 41-41 ATS with 41 games going over the total and 41 going under. They averaged 113 points per game which was 18th in the league. They relied heavily on the three-point shot, as they were 3rd in the league in 3-point shooting at 38.7%. They were the top defensive team in the league, allowing just 106.5 points per game. Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring at 26.3 points per game, Mike Conley led the team in assists with 6 per contest, while Rudy Gobert led the team in rebounds with 12.7 per contest.

The Dallas Mavericks averaged 117.9 points per game which was 7th best in the league. They did not play a lot of defense, as they gave up 115.6 points per game, 20th in the NBA. The Mavericks finished 50-32 SU and 48-34 ATS with 36 games going over the total and 46 going under. Luka Doncic led the team with 32.9 points per game and he also led the team in assists with 9.7 per game and in rebounding at 9.3 per contest.

Minnesota won three of the four regular season meetings against Dallas but they were just 2-2 ATS. Three of the four games went under the total. The Timberwolves won both of the meetings in Minnesota, while the teams split the two games in Dallas.

Western Conference First Round

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) New Orleans Pelicans - OKC Wins 4-0

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers - DEN Wins 4-1

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (6) Phoenix Suns - MIN Wins 4-0

(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks - DAL Wins 4-2

Western Conference Conference Semifinals

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks - DAL Wins 4-2

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (3) Minnesota Timberwolves - MIN Wins 4-3

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