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  • This page tracks the odds to win the 2023 NBA Eastern and Western Conference Championship
  • The Celtics are Eastern Conference favorites as of late-January, while the Nuggets lead the Western Conference title odds
  • View the odds for all 15 teams in each conference at various points in the 2022-23 NBA season

This page tracks  each team’s odds of winning the NBA’s 2023 Eastern and Western Conference Championships. The first half of the page is devoted to the Eastern Conference, the latter-half to the Western Conference.

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.

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2023 NBA Eastern Conference Odds

Odd to Win NBA Eastern Conference

Team Odds
Boston Celtics +180
Brooklyn Nets +300
Milwaukee Bucks +390
Philadelphia 76ers +750
Cleveland Cavaliers +950
Miami Heat +1700
Atlanta Hawks +3000
Toronto Raptors +5000
New York Knicks +7000
Chicago Bulls +12000
Indiana Pacers +15000
Washington Wizards +30000
Orlando Magic +60000
Charlotte Hornets +90000
Detroit Pistons +90000

Odds as of January 24, 2023, at DraftKings. Claim the DraftKings Sportsbook bonus code

 

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  • Jan. 12: The Celtics (+182) and Bucks (+296) remain the top-two favorites, but the Nets have improved from +750 to +356 over the past six weeks.
  • Nov. 7: The Eastern Conference title remains a two-horse race early between the Celtics (+245) and Bucks (+245). The Nets have faded to +650, while the Cavs have surged to +800 after racing out to an 8-1 start.
  • Sep. 1: After acquiring Donovan Mitchell from the Jazz, Cleveland’s odds have shortened from +4000 all the way to +1600, sixth-best on the board.
  • June 27: The opening Eastern Conference title odds see the Celtics and Bucks as +300 co-favorites with the Nets a close third at +400. After the Heat (+450) and 76ers (+600), there is a big drop to the Raptors (+2500) in sixth.

 

Past 10 Eastern Conference Champions

Year Team Reg, Season Record
2022 Boston Celtics 51-31
2021 Milwaukee Bucks 46-26
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

The Celtics remain head and shoulder above the rest of the East with 22 Eastern Conference Championship titles. Boston appeared in 10 consecutive championship series from 1957 to 1966. They added #22 just last season.

2023 NBA Western Conference Odds

Odd to Win NBA Western Conference

Team Odds
Denver Nuggets +350
Memphis Grizzlies +390
Golden State Warriors +450
LA Clippers +650
Phoenix Suns +850
New Orleans Pelicans +950
Dallas Mavericks +1000
LA Lakers +1800
Sacramento Kings +2200
Portland Trail Blazers +5000
Minnesota Timberwolves +8000
Utah Jazz +15000
OKC Thunder +20000
Houston Rockets +90000
San Antonio Spurs +90000

Odds as of January 24, 2023.

 

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  • Jan. 12: Despite sitting 7th in the West, the Warriors (+388) continue to sit atop the odds to win the Western Conference. The first-place Nuggets are a close second at +404.
  • Nov. 7: Despite a languid 3-7 start, Golden State (+320) remains a co-favorite to win the West alongside Phoenix. The 2-7 Lakers have faded to +3000.
  • June 27: The Warriors (+250) have opened as favorites to repeat as Western Conference champs, with the LA Clippers (+300) a close second thanks to the acquisition of John Wall.

Past 10 Western Conference Champions

Year Team Reg, Season Record
2022 Golden State Warriors 53-29
2021 Phoenix Suns 51-21
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

The Warriors have been NBA Finals fixtures lately, but their nine 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: 2022, 2021, 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.