Latest 2023 NBA Playoff Odds After Wild Wins and Crazy Upsets

Latest 2023 NBA Playoff Odds After Wild Wins and Crazy Upsets
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✍️ Written by
Ty Bronicel
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

Anybody predict this NBA madness that transpired over the last two days (April 25-26)?

Who saw the Bucks being eliminated at home by the Heat in Game 5, becoming one of the biggest playoff upsets of all time?

Me neither.

How about LeBron James looking every bit his age (38) during one of the most lackluster playoff games of his career (37 minutes, 5 of 17 from the field, including 1 of 9 on three-pointers, and just 15 points) in a blowout loss to the Grizzlies?

Didn’t think so.

You’re telling me you thought the Celtics would lose a 13-point lead at home to the Hawks when they could have closed them out?

Nope. Not me either.

So, instead of eliminating Atlanta, Boston goes back down there for an improbable Game 6 (tonight, April 27).

A buddy and I did foresee the Kings possibly losing Game 5 against the defending-champion Warriors, which they did – even though, I’ve been touting Sacramento to dethrone Golden State in the first round.

That looks unlikely now as the Kings travel to San Francisco for Game 6 where they’re 7.5-point underdogs.

What does it all mean?

Let’s look at the latest NBA Finals odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, one of our favorite sites, along with many other great gambling companies in the U.S., including BetMGM and more.

NBA Finals Odds 2023

Boston Celtics +140

Phoenix Suns +400

Golden State Warriors +700 (They’re only +500 at DraftKings and on April 3, they were +1100)

Philadelphia 76ers +600

Denver Nuggets +850

Los Angeles Lakers +1600

New York Knicks +1900

Miami Heat +3400

Memphis Grizzlies +6000

Sacramento Kings +12000

Atlanta Hawks +50000

Can the Warriors repeat? Bettors are starting to believe so because they’re fully healthy. Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II are difference makers.

I still believe it will be the Nuggets that survive the West — Denver is a tough place to play – and I think in the very end the Celtics will outlast them all and win what would be its all-time record-breaking 18th NBA championship … unless they face the Lakers, which has them tied for most titles in league history.

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