Updated NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Odds: Bucks Remain Betting Favorites to Make Finals
Dec 19, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with forward Khris Middleton (22) after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
While the format for the rest of the 2020 NBA season will be a little different because of COVID-19, the playoffs will be the same: 16 teams — eight in the East and eight in the West — with seven-game series.
Seeding will be determined by the final eight regular season games: The Bucks are 6.5 games in the lead for the 1-seed, but the Heat, Pacers and 76ers are all within two games of each other and will fight for the 4-seed.
Seeding will matter a little less due to the playoffs taking place in Orlando, Florida, without fans — there’s no difference between the 4- and 5-seeds, in other words — but matchups will certainly matter.
As expected, the Bucks are odds-on favorites to come out of the East and make the Finals; DraftKings has them at -165 to do so. The Celtics and Raptors are next in line at 7/1, and the Heat and 76ers at 9/1 fill out the remainder of the single-digit teams.
See the full NBA Eastern Conference betting odds below.
Updated NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Betting Odds
|Team||Odds to Win Eastern Conference|
|Milwaukee Bucks||-165 [BET NOW]|
|Boston Celtics||+700 [BET NOW]|
|Toronto Raptors||+700 [BET NOW]|
|Miami Heat||+900 [BET NOW]|
|Philadelphia 76ers||+900 [BET NOW]|
|Brooklyn Nets||+3300 [BET NOW]|
|Indiana Pacers||+3300 [BET NOW]|
|Orlando Magic||+10000 [BET NOW]|
|Washington Wizards||+15000 [BET NOW]|
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