2023 NBA Championship Odds
Even though they came up short in their bid to win last year’s title, the Celtics are the current favorites to win the NBA Championship in 2023-24. What are their odds and how do they compare to the rest of the field?
Current 2023 NBA Championship Betting Odds
Following a bevy of signings and trades to kick off free agency, the Celtics are currently +500 to win the current NBA title, followed by the Bucks at +550 and the defending champs the Warriors at +650. The Clippers, meanwhile, are +700, followed by the Suns at +900 and Nets at +1200.
The Lakers, meanwhile, are +1300 to win next year’s NBA title, followed by the 76ers and Heat at +1500, respectively. The Nuggets are +2100, the Grizzlies are +2400 and the Mavericks are +2500. In that same category is the Timberwolves at +3300, followed by the Raptors and Bulls at +4600 and the Pelicans at +5000. The Hawks are +5500.
Biggest Offseason Moves (thus far)
The Jazz traded three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves in exchange for Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro and four first-round picks. Now it’s expected that Minnesota will explore Karl-Anthony Towns playing power forward with Gobert in the center spot.
In another massive trade, the Spurs sent Dejounte Murray and Jock Landale to the Hawks in exchange for Danilo Gallinari, a 2023 first-round pick, an unprotected 2025 first-round selection and an unprotected 2027 first-rounder. The move signaled that the Spurs are in full rebuild mode, while the Hawks added a much-needed defensive presence to their backcourt.
The Celtics also acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Malik Fitts, Nik Stauskas and Juwan Morgan, while the Kings sent Justin Holiday and Mo Markless to the Hawks for Kevin Huerter. Finally, the Nuggets swapped Monte Morris and Will Barton with the Wizards in exchange for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith.