The nation’s top sports betting apps may not be in love with the Boston Celtics, but they’re certainly “in like” with the team from New England. Odds on the Celtics winning the NBA title are as low as +350 at DraftKings Sportsbook and +360 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Boston sits atop the standings in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics lead the NBA in margin of victory and have the second-best defense in the league. The team seems intent on returning to the NBA Finals, where last season it squandered a 2-1 lead before succumbing to the Golden State Warriors.
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Celtics NBA Title Odds: Boston Listed a Favorite
The only thing the Celtics have not accomplished since Brad Stevens joined the organization in 2013 is winning an NBA title. Stevens was the head coach from 2013-21, and his teams advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals three times. Last season under head coach Ime Udoka, the Celtics went to the NBA Finals. Now under interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, Boston has the best record in the NBA.
Oddsmakers have the C’s as the overwhelming favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in June.
With the NBA’s Western Conference wide open, that +400 from BetMGM is very attractive. A winning $50 bet on the Celtics to win the NBA Finals would pay $200. Bet $100 and you double that to $400, plus your original stake back.
Other odds To Win NBA Finals, from DraftKings:
- Brooklyn Nets +600
- Milwaukee Bucks +800
- Denver Nuggets +800
- Memphis Grizzlies +950
- Golden State Warriors +1000
- Los Angeles Clippers +1100
- Philadelphia 76ers +1400
- Phoenix Suns +1800
These teams, and the Celtics, are the only teams under +2000 to win the NBA Finals.
Boston vs. Memphis? Grizzlies 10-to-1 to Win NBA Finals
We know where your mind’s going: maybe the Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies will meet in the NBA Finals. The young Grizzlies pushed the Warriors to six games in the NBA Playoffs a year ago, and are near the top of the standings in the Western Conference.
Three sportsbooks (BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars) list the Grizzlies at +1000 to win the NBA Finals. If you use our exclusive promo code for Caesars, for example, and wager $100 on Memphis, that would pay off $1,000 should the Grizzlies win the Finals.
The Celtics are +180 to win the Eastern Conference, and Memphis is +400 (from Caesars) to win their conference. That’s a matchup Volunteer State hoops fans would love to see.
It’s never been a better time to pull for your favorite NBA team to win the title. The league has crowned four different champions in the last four years, a signal that parity may be finally settling. That’s a welcome sign for a league typically dominated by dynasties.