NBA finals betting odds makers have 16 teams to choose from once the playoff field is set
However, in all earnestness, there is likely only about eight of those teams have anything resembling a legitimate shot at begin featured in the NBA finals betting. And as has been the case for the past decade, only a very few of the team’s from the Eastern Conference have any shot at being featured in the NBA finals betting odds.
NBA finals odds makers will have their work cut out for them but most of their mental heavy lifting will be reserved for the Western conference where the 1-7 seeds in all reality will likely have pretty decent shot at being a team in the NBA finals betting. In the Eastern Conference there are at most three teams that figure realistically into the NBA finals betting odds race.
It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics are the top team in the East, and very likely the very best team in the entire league and on their way to the NBA finals betting odds. With the best record in the entire league since day one there is little reason to believe that the Celts don’t have the inside track on the NBA finals betting odds from their respective conference. But that doesn’t mean the team won’t be challenged on the road to the NBA finals betting odds.
In order to be featured in the NBA finals betting the team must first get through two potential road blocks in the form of the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that’s to say nothing of the conference’s three seed, the Orlando Magic, which could also surprise some people and take a run at an NBA finals betting odds birth -although not all that likely.
Against the Pistons the Celtics match up very favorably and would likely have success against Detroit if they met on the road the NBA finals betting odds. The same cannot be said about the Cavs, however, the team that has had the most success against the Celts this year and the biggest potential barrier to an NBA finals betting appearance. As the one seed and the four seed respectively, these two teams will meat in the second round of the race to the NBA finals betting odds competition and this match up could have more impact on the NBA finals betting odds than other in the Eastern Conference playoffs.