NBA Finals Betting Odds & Live Game Lines

Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat. The series is currently tied at 1-1.

Date/Time Team Spread Win Total
06/07/23 @ 20:30 Denver Nuggets-2.5 (-115)-140O214.5 (-110)
Miami Heat+2.5 (-105)+120U214.5 (-110)

(via Bovada)

2023 NBA Conference Finals

In the East, the Boston Celtics (#2) hosted the Miami Heat (#8). Out West, the underdog Los Angeles Lakers faced the top-seeded Denver Nuggets.

Western Conference

LeBron and the Lakers made games 1 & 2 of the Western Conference Finals interesting, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Denver Nuggets.

Eastern Conference

The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics were tied at (3-3) following a comeback from 3-0 down by the Celtics – forcing a Game 7. NBA history buffs may know that the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers, 1994 Denver Nuggets and 1951 New York Knicks also managed to even a series after being down 3-0. In game 7 the Miami Heat avoided becoming the first team to squander a 3-0 NBA playoff series lead – beating the Boston Celtics 103-84.

2023 NBA playoffs: Did you know?

No team has gone 16-0 in the NBA playoffs (the closest any team has come to going undefeated was the 2016-17 Warriors, who went 16–1).

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NBA Calendar 2022/23 – Key Dates

  • The current champions are the Golden State Warriors
  • The 2022-23 NBA season is the 77th season of the National Basketball Association League
  • Training camps start – Late September
  • Preseason – Early October
  • Regular season start – Mid-October 2022 (TBC)
  • Regular season end – Mid-April 2023
  • NBA playoffs – Mid-April 2023

What Happened Last Season?

On July 16, 2022, The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win their fourth title in eight years and first since 2018. In the 2023 season the Lakers eliminated the Warriors with a 122-101 victory in Game 6.

Star player Stephen Curry finally got his hands on the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 31.2 points throughout the series. Soon after the victory, Vegas oddsmakers made them favorites to win the championship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the current NBA champions?

The 2021/2022 Season NBA champions are the Golden State Warriors. They beat the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals series to win their fourth title in eight years.

Which teams have the most NBA Championship wins?

  • Boston Celtics - 17
  • Los Angeles Lakers - 17
  • Golden State Warriors - 7
  • Chicago Bulls - 6
  • San Antonio Spurs - 5
  • Detroit Pistons - 3
  • Miami Heat - 3
  • Philadelphia 76ers - 3
  • Milwaukee Bucks - 2

What is the point spread in NBA betting?

The Point Spread is the most popular NBA betting option. With games rarely featuring two evenly matched basketball teams, the point spread is a market the sportsbooks use to ‘level up’ the event.

Rather than just having to win the game (as is the case with the moneyLine), with the point spread, the team deemed to be the favorite must win by a specified number of points (the spread) to secure a winning return when wagering on this.

For example, the favorite team might have a point spread of -5.5 (the half-point is the “hook”, which ensures there is no possibility of a push or tie). This means the favorites would need to win by a 6-point margin or more for a wager on them to win.

In this instance, the underdogs would have a point spread of +5.5, meaning they would have to either win the game or lose it by no more than 5 points for a wager on them to win.