What Is The NBA Finals Matchup

Never lose sight of the NBA Finals’ series score. [+]

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Western Conference
1Oklahoma City Thunder82572598479239608
2Denver Nuggets82572594188987431
3Minnesota Timberwolves82562692648735529
4Los Angeles Clippers82513194819212269
5Dallas Mavericks82503296649483181
6Phoenix Suns82493395329281251
7New Orleans Pelicans82493394369074362
8Los Angeles Lakers8247359679963049
9Sacramento Kings82463695589415143
10Golden State Warriors82463696579443214
11Houston Rockets8241419375928392
12Utah Jazz82315194849885-401
13Memphis Grizzlies82275586779251-574
14San Antonio Spurs82226091929724-532
15Portland Trail Blazers82216187229462-740
Eastern Conference
1Boston Celtics82641898878957930
2New York Knicks82503292498873376
3Milwaukee Bucks82493397569541215
4Cleveland Cavaliers82483492369038198
5Orlando Magic82473590588892166
6Indiana Pacers824735101109860250
7Philadelphia 76ers82473593979147250
8Miami Heat82463690328888144
9Chicago Bulls82394392069324-118
10Atlanta Hawks82364697039882-179
11Brooklyn Nets82325090509287-237
12Toronto Raptors82255792139741-528
13Charlotte Hornets82216187409580-840
14Washington Wizards821567932710089-762
15Detroit Pistons82146890109757-747
1Boston Celtics82641898878957930
2New York Knicks82503292498873376
3Philadelphia 76ers82473593979147250
4Brooklyn Nets82325090509287-237
5Toronto Raptors82255792139741-528
1Orlando Magic82473590588892166
2Miami Heat82463690328888144
3Atlanta Hawks82364697039882-179
4Charlotte Hornets82216187409580-840
5Washington Wizards821567932710089-762
1Milwaukee Bucks82493397569541215
2Cleveland Cavaliers82483492369038198
3Indiana Pacers824735101109860250
4Chicago Bulls82394392069324-118
5Detroit Pistons82146890109757-747
1Oklahoma City Thunder82572598479239608
2Denver Nuggets82572594188987431
3Minnesota Timberwolves82562692648735529
4Utah Jazz82315194849885-401
5Portland Trail Blazers82216187229462-740
1Los Angeles Clippers82513194819212269
2Phoenix Suns82493395329281251
3Los Angeles Lakers8247359679963049
4Sacramento Kings82463695589415143
5Golden State Warriors82463696579443214
1Dallas Mavericks82503296649483181
2New Orleans Pelicans82493394369074362
3Houston Rockets8241419375928392
4Memphis Grizzlies82275586779251-574
5San Antonio Spurs82226091929724-532
Last update on May 21, 2024 03:15 PM

How To Make Money Betting On NBA Finals

Certain sportsbooks will let you pick an NBA Finals round winner even after the series starts. Not all, but some. When considering these wagers, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

The first rule of thumb is to toss out betting on the favorites unless the odds are, for some reason, skewed in your favor. This rarely happens, but sometimes, if the initial underdog jumps out to the series lead, or if the series is just at 1-0, the overall odds won't have shifted much from the pre-Finals lines.

Mostly, though, mid-series bets are for taking a flyer on the underdog.

Like all mid-series playoff bets, you'll want to steer completely clear of picking the underdog when they're trailing 3-0. We don't endorse rolling the dice on a 3-1 hole either. No team has ever relinquished a 3-0 lead, and it's just about the same story for squads that get out to 3-1 advantages.

Any other series deficits give you a chance to lay down some money on declining stock. It's a risk, to be sure, and should only be done when you're comfortable doing it. But if there is ever a time to take these chances it's in the NBA Finals.

After all, you're watching two of the best teams in the league. The gap between them is seldom enormous. Either one should have the potential to beat the other one. So when you see a team fall down 1-0, or 2-0, or 2-1, or 3-2, don't hesitate to at least consider tossing a Finals future play their way.