Celtics enter playoffs as +120 favorites

By Chris Havlicek

Updated 4/20/24 3:36am ET

The play-in tournament is officially over and first-round matchups are set for the NBA playoffs. The Boston Celtics (+120) remain the title favorites but there is a lot of basketball to be played before anyone hoists the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

The odds for the first round of the playoffs are on the move, so let’s review all 8 matchups/odds as we head into a basketball-heavy weekend. 


Boston Celtics (1) vs. Miami Heat (8)

Series winner: Celtics -1800, Heat +195

New York Knicks (2) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7)

Series winner: Sixers -104, Knicks -118

Milwaukee Bucks (3) vs. Indiana Pacers (6)

Series winner: Bucks +106, Pacers -132

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. Orlando Magic (5)

Series winner: Cavs -210, Magic +168


Oklahoma City Thunder (9) @ New Orleans Pelicans (7)

Series Winner: Thunder -650, Pelicans +440

Denver Nuggets (2) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7)

Series winner: Nuggets -420, Lakers +310

Minnesota Timberwolves (3) vs. Phoenix Suns (6)

Series winner: Suns -140, Wolves +114

LA Clippers (4) vs. Dallas Mavericks (5)

Series winner: Mavs -134, Clippers +110

(*All odds courtesy of FanDuel)

Photo Courtesy: Icon Sportswire

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