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We’ve been tracking each team’s odds of winning the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Championships and have included the data below. The graphs have been generated by averaging the odds from multiple online sportsbooks to give you a better sense of each team’s probability of coming out on top. Bookmark this page and visit it often to see how the odds ebb and flow during the 2019-20 NBA season.

2020 Eastern Conference Odds

Top Contenders

  • [Sept 4] Milwaukee has become a heavier favorite in the conference, with average odds of -170
  • [Aug 9] Odds on the New York Knicks have plummeted from +4700 to +8000
  • [July 8] Bookmakers are bullish on the Bucks, who have opened with the shortest odds to win the Eastern Conference title. Milwaukee won 60 games during the regular season before bowing out to the Raptors 4-2 in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference at BetOnline

Team 2020 Eastern Conference Odds at BetOnline
Milwaukee Bucks +200
Philadelphia 76ers +250
Boston Celtics +700
Brooklyn Nets +800
Toronto Raptors +800
Indiana Pacers +1000
Miami Heat +1400
Orlando Magic +3300
Atlanta Hawks +4000
Chicago Bulls +5000
Detroit Pistons +5000
New York Knicks +8000
Washington Wizards +8000
Charlotte Hornets +15000
Cleveland Cavaliers +15000

*All odds taken 8/9/19

Eastern Conference Odds by Division

The Sixers nearly knocked off the Raptors in the 2019 NBA Playoffs before Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer beater fell threw the hoop after touching every part of the rim. Will they have more success this season with a reformed roster featuring five-time All-Star Al Horford and Josh Richardson?

The key to the Bucks’ success in 2019-20 will be the ongoing maturation of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who increased his per game averages across the board during last year’s MVP campaign. If the Greek Freak can take another big leap forward – and add a reliable jump shot to his arsenal – Milwaukee will be tough to beat.

The 2018-19 season was one teams within the Southeast Division would like to forget, as the Magic were the only club to emerge on the right side of .500. Orlando and Miami should be better in 2019-20, but if you’re looking for a conference champion you should definitely look elsewhere.

Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Record
2019 Toronto Raptors 58-24
2018 Cleveland Cavaliers 50-32
2017 Cleveland Cavaliers 51-31
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers 57-25
2015 Cleveland Cavaliers 53-29
2014 Miami Heat 54-28
2013 Miami Heat 66-16
2012 Miami Heat 46-20
2011 Miami Heat 58-24
2010 Boston Celtics 50-32

The Celtics haven’t made it to the NBA Finals lately, but they remain head and shoulder above the rest of the East with 21 Eastern Conference Championship titles. Boston appeared in 10 consecutive championship series from 1957 to 1966.

2020 Western Conference Odds

Top Contenders

  • [Sept 4] Rockets odds lengthen a tiny bit, moving to an average of 450
  • [Aug 9] Big movement on the Houston Rockets since last month, as their odds have shortened from +830 to +400
  • [July 8] The Clippers have opened with the shortest odds to win the Western Conference title after acquiring perennial All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in a shocking offseason heist

Odds to Win the Western Conference at BetOnline

Team 2020 Western Conference Odds at BetOnline
Los Angeles Clippers +225
Los Angeles Lakers +350
Houston Rockets +350
Golden State Warriors +800
Utah Jazz +800
Denver Nuggets +1000
Portland Trail Blazers +2000
Dallas Mavericks +2500
San Antonio Spurs +4000
New Orleans Pelicans +5000
Oklahoma City Thunder +6600
Sacramento Kings +8000
Minnesota Timberwolves +10000
Memphis Grizzlies +15000
Phoenix Suns +25000

Western Conference Odds by Division

The Jazz should be formidable in 2018-19 after adding elite point guard Mike Conley and lethal sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic to a core that won 50 games a season ago. Donovan Mitchell finally has the support he needs to push Utah into the NBA’s upper echelon.

Will 2020 be the year the Warriors finally fall off their perch? Golden State went to five straight NBA Finals from 2015-19 but could be on the outside looking in this year after losing Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins in free agency and losing Klay Thompson to an ACL injury that will likely keep him out of the lineup until after Christmas.

The Rockets should have a clearer path to the NBA Finals now that the Warriors appear to be in disarray. Golden State knocked Houston out of the playoffs in four of the last five years.

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Record
2019 Golden State Warriors 57-25
2018 Golden State Warriors 58-24
2017 Golden State Warriors 67-15
2016 Golden State Warriors 73-9
2015 Golden State Warriors 67-15
2014 San Antonio Spurs 62-20
2013 San Antonio Spurs 58-24
2012 Oklahoma City Thunder 47-19
2011 Dallas Mavericks 57-25
2010 Los Angeles Lakers 57-25

The Warriors have been NBA Finals fixtures lately, but their eight Western Conference Championship titles pale in comparison to the 31 won by the Lakers during their time in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.