Now that we’ve made it to the Conference Finals, the betting public is ready to wager on who they think will end up in the NBA Finals.
Out West, we have a team that is on fire, while their opponent wasted a great opportunity in the last game. In the East, we had a very surprising outcome in Game 1 of the series. Let’s take a look at the updated odds to win the conferences so you can continue making your bets against their NBA Conference Championship odds.
Updated Odds to Win the Western Conference and Eastern Conference Championships
Can the Clippers Overcome a 2-0 Deficit?
In looking at the odds to win the Western Conference, since they’re up 2-0, the Phoenix Suns are a +110 to win.
The Suns have won nine straight games going into Game 3 of their series in Los Angeles. The Suns will also be getting star point guard Chris Paul back for Game 3. Everything seems to be pointing in the right direction for Phoenix.
As for the Clippers, being down 0-2 isn’t new to them. They’ve been down 0-2 in their first two playoff series and have come back to win both of them. Paul George has played well in this series, but he hasn’t had much support from his cast and crew.
It’s very unlikely that we see Kawhi Leonard at all in this series. His ACL injury appears to be much worse than Leonard originally thought. Since they are down two games, the oddsmakers have set their odds at +1400 to win the Western Conference. Las Vegas doesn’t seem to have much confidence that the Clippers can come back.
Will the Bucks Stop Here?
After a stunning Game 1 upset by the Hawks, on Milwaukee’s home court, many are doubting that Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks can win the East.
However, the oddsmakers aren’t part of the crowd that doesn’t have much faith in the Milwaukee Bucks, as they have set them at a +145 to win the Eastern Conference and advance to the NBA Finals.
The Bucks are clearly the more talented squad, but they didn’t play like it in Game 1 of their series. We’ll see if Giannis, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and the rest of the Bucks can pick things up in Game 2, and continue on their quest to finally get to an NBA Finals.
As for Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks, the young guard is quickly becoming the villain that the NBA needs. The sharpshooter has had some epic performances throughout the playoffs. He has unlimited range, and he can also get into the paint.
When Young plays well, his teammates feed off of him. The Hawks have a nice group of shooters that compliment Young well. If they have a scheme to slow down Antetokounmpo, the Hawks could upset the Bucks.
Las Vegas has the Atlanta Hawks at a +750. If you’re going to hop on the Hawks bandwagon, you better get on now, because if they win Game 2, their odds of winning will be much higher, and you won’t get as much bang for your Buck (no pun intended).
I have read enough, I need to place my bet now. What to do?