NBA In-Season Tournament Odds, Bracket: Knockout Round Schedule, MVP Odds, More
Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: A detailed photo of the 2023-24 In-Season Tournament Championship Trophy.
Are you not entertained? We've reached the knockout round of the NBA In-Season Tournament and things are really starting to get interesting.
The quarterfinals will resume tonight with two single-elimination tournament games Monday and Tuesday at team arenas. From there the top four teams will head to Las Vegas for the semifinals and championship game. (Our Senior NBA Writer, Matt Moore, broke it all down in a detailed article here.)
Before the quarterfinal round tips off, here's a look at the updated NBA In-Season Tournament odds courtesy of FanDuel.
NBA In-Season Tournament Odds
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Monday Dec. 4 Update
The Celtics remain the favorites to win the NBA Cup at +330 entering Monday's knockout round games, but the Knicks have moved from +1700 last week to +1100 over the past few days. The Pacers, meanwhile, now have the longest odds to win the tournament moving from +1400 to +1700.
The Celtics hold the top spot on the odds board at +310, a massive jump from their +2400 odds just 24 hours ago. The Pacers, who face the C's in the quarterfinals saw their odds lengthen from +950 to +1400. The Kings also saw their odds shorten after clinching their spot in the knockout round Tuesday. They entered last night at +950 and have shortened to +490 with the win.
Tournament MVP Odds
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Knockout Round Schedule
East Quarterfinal Bracket
The Pacers cruised through Group A and clinched early. They are averaging 136.5 points per game in tournament games, far out-pacing the rest of the league. The Celtics still enter this game as road favorites. They are 2-6-2 against the spread on the road this season and 8-8-2 ATS as favorites.
For more analysis, including a prediction in the matchup, find our Celtics vs Pacers betting guide here.
The Knicks and Bucks will meet in rematch of their first in-season tournament game. The Bucks won a close game, but didn't cover and that's been a consistent theme. The Bucks are just 2-7 ATS in home games this season and 6-11 ATS as favorites. The Knicks haven't been good as underdogs (2-3-1 ATS), but are 6-3 ATS on the road.
West Quarterfinal Bracket
The Kings rallied from a 24-point deficit against the Warriors to secure the No. 2 seed in the West bracket. Their wild win means they will host the Pelicans who have two wins against them in New Orleans this season. The Pels have thrived as underdogs this season with 8-3-1 ATS record, while the Kings are 4-7 ATS as favorites.
You can read get a more in-depth breakdown of the matchup in our Pelicans vs Kings betting guide here.
The Lakers finished group play with the best point differential (+74) thanks to three blowout wins against the lowly Grizzlies, Trail Blazers and Jazz. The Suns narrowly lost to the Lakers at home in their first in-season tournament game and lost in the opening week of the season in L.A. With such a short spread, the key factor will be health. The Suns haven't had their top three players in the lineup yet this season and the Lakers' depth has been hampered by injuries to their role players.