The fight for NBA Eastern Conference supremacy and a berth in the NBA Finals is down to just four teams.
Now, you can get a decent price an any one of them to win it through the NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook allows you to bet on who you think will win either conference or the NBA Finals this year. The odds are adjusted for the contenders throughout the playoffs as teams are eliminated and others forge ahead.
On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers won their fourth straight game over the Brooklyn Nets to close out their first-round NBA Playoffs series. The Toronto Raptors did the same to the Orlando Magic.
Plus, the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 4-0 and the Milwaukee Bucks also swept the Detroit Pistons earlier in the week.
In the Western Conference, the Portland Trailblazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 to 1 to advance in a stunning final shot from Damian Lillard. However, three of the four first-round playoff series were still ongoing as of Wednesday morning.
The defending champion Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to win the West and the NBA Finals. The NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook has the Warriors at -300 to win the Western Conference and -190 to win it all.
No true Eastern Conference favorite
However, the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals are now set and no true odds-on favorite has emerged.
It’ll be the top-seeded Bucks taking on the Celtics and the second-seeded Raptors against the 76ers for a chance to play in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Early Wednesday morning, FanDuel Sportsbook updated the NBA Futures market with fresh odds on each of these four teams. Here’s how those NJ sports betting odds looked:
- Milwaukee Bucks +115
- Toronto Raptors +270
- Boston Celtics +440
- Philadelphia 76ers +440
Four positive numbers mean no team is an odds-on favorite to win it and you won’t have to lay any money to bet on the team you think can get it done.
Even a $100 bet on the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, the team with the best regular-season record this year, will pay $115 plus your original $100 bet back if they win the East.
The Lebron James factor
Clearly, the NBA Futures market has been greatly impacted by Lebron James leaving the Eastern Conference this year. The fact is, a James-led Miami Heat or Cleveland Cavaliers team has won the East each of the past eight years.
In the meantime, none of the four teams in the East semifinals have done enough over that time to be considered moneyline favorites to capture the title.
For anyone thinking about betting on the NBA Futures market on FanDuel Sportsbook, that just means you’ll be getting a decent price no matter who your pick to win it may be.
Sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook
The first step in placing an NBA Futures bet on the NBA’s Eastern Conference winner on FanDuel Sportsbook is signing up for an account.
- Register with your existing FanDuel daily fantasy sports (DFS) account. Or, sign up for a new account by entering a few personal details.
- Click the ‘Sign Up‘ button.
- Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app to your mobile device. Or, go to the homepage on your computer. Log in using the details you provided.
It’s really that simple. Plus, as long as you signed up using the link above, you are eligible for a match bet of up to $500.
That means FanDuel Sportsbook will give you a refund in site credit of up to $500 if you lose your first bet. And there’s no reason that bet can’t be on one of the four teams in the semifinals to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference at the solid prices listed above.
More NBA Futures odds in NJ
As of Wednesday morning, there are still 11 teams in the hunt for the NBA title. Updated NBA Futures odds on each to win it at FanDuel Sportsbook look like this:
- Golden State Warriors -190
- Milwaukee Bucks +550
- Houston Rockets +600
- Toronto Raptors +1000
- Boston Celtics +1800
- Philadelphia 76ers +2600
- Portland Trailblazers +3300
- Denver Nuggets +3900
- San Antonio Spurs +12000
- Los Angeles Clipper +25000
- Utah Jazz +25000
Plus, the updated odds on the seven teams left with a chance to win the Western Conference are:
- Golden State Warriors -300
- Houston Rockets +340
- Denver Nuggets +1400
- Portland Trailblazers +1500
- San Antonio Spurs +3000
- Utah Jazz +9000
- Los Angeles Clipper +25000