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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 2020-21 NBA season.

2021 Eastern Conference Odds

Top Contenders

  • [March 4] There’s not much movement at the top of the conference, but Washington’s resurgence has improved their odds from a distant +22000, to a now slightly less distant +10750
  • [February 25] Philly’s improvement in the market was short lived, as they’ve faded back to an average price of +565. The Nets odds have improved to +140, on average
  • [February 18] The Sixers are still holding onto the top spot in the East standings, and their odds to win the conference have improved to an average of +325
  • [February 9] The Miami Heat still haven’t broken out of their funk, now at odds of +1100 to win the East as they still are sitting in 12th place
  • [February 2] Joel Embiid has been dominant for the Sixers so far this season, and Philly’s odds have improved to +588
  • [January 26] The Bucks and Nets arguably had the game of the season so far early last week, and the ECF potential preview was attractive to viewers. Both remain favorites to come out of the East
  • [January 14] The Nets are now +130 favorites in the Eastern Conference after trading for James Harden from Houston. With the acquisition of Caris LeVert in the Harden deal, the Pacers have also seen their average odds improve to +1600
  • [January 5] A strong start for the Pacers have vaulted them towards contenders in the East, at average odds of +2750
  • [December 24] Despite Boston’s thriller of a win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the Miami Heat have overtaken them as third favorites in conference, at odds of +625
  • [December 16] The Boston Celtics have seen their odds to win the East slightly fade, to +625 with a week to go until the season tips off
  • [December 3] Despite Westbrook forming one of the best backcourts in the conference with Bradley Beal, the Wizards average odds to win the East only improved to +5250 to +6250
  • [November 19] With speculation the Nets could be acquiring James Harden to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Brookyln’s odds have slightly shortened to +272
  • Despite another early playoff exit, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are +200 favorites to win the East in ’21

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference

Team 2021 Eastern Conference Odds
Brooklyn Nets +140
Milwaukee Bucks +260
Philadelphia 76ers +600
Boston Celtics +1000
Miami Heat +1600
Toronto Raptors +1600
Indiana Pacers +2400
Atlanta Hawks +3600
Washington Wizards +6500

*All odds taken March 4th

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Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Record
2020 Miami Heat 44-29
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

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.

2021 Western Conference Odds

Top Contenders

  • [March 4] The Suns currently sit 2nd in the West, but their odds aren’t as bullish, as on average Phoenix has only improved to a price of +1650
  • [February 25] Utah’s only lost once in February, but the market still doesn’t believe in them emerging from the West, as their odds have only shortened to +475 following Wednesday’s beatdown of the Lakers
  • [February 18] Despite an NBA-best record and wins over the league’s elite in the last week, the books still aren’t sold on the Jazz overcoming the LA teams, as their odds are just +525 to win the conference
  • [February 9] The Mavericks haven’t been able to live up to the lofty preseason hype, and now sit at average odds of +2200
  • [February 2] Utah has won 11 of 12 games, and have seen their odds improve to +850. The Nuggets – the one team to take Utah out during their streak – are now at odds of +1100 to come out of the West
  • [January 26] The Jazz have won eight in a row and are seeing their odds to win the West steadily improved, now at +1000
  • [January 14] Houston is likely out of the race with Harden gone, and the Lakers remain favorites at +125 as LeBron James looks unstoppable
  • [January 5] The Rockets odds keep plummeting, now at an average of +3950
  • [December 24] The Suns new All-Star duo of Chris Paul and Devin Booker looked good in a win over the Mavericks, and their odds to come out of the West shortened to +2550 as a result
  • [December 16] With a few preseason games under the belts of teams across the league, the Phoenix Suns have seen their odds to win the West slightly fade to +2900
  • [December 3] As John Wall joins James Harden and his former Kentucky teammate DeMarcus Cousins in Houston, the Rockets average odds to win the West have fallen to +3300 to +2000
  • [November 19] With the acquisition of Chris Paul, the Suns have shortened to odds of +2000 to win the West next season
  • LeBron James and the Lakers are favorites to repeat as Western Conference champions next season

Odds to Win the Western Conference

Team 2021 Western Conference Odds
Los Angeles Lakers +115
Los Angeles Clippers +270
Utah Jazz +450
Denver Nuggets +1500
Phoenix Suns +1900
Dallas Mavericks +3000
Portland Trail Blazers +3000
Golden State Warriors +3600
San Antonio Spurs +3600

 

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Record
2020 Los Angeles Lakers 52-19
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

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.


Archived NBA Conference Odds: 2020

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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.