Celtics tabbed as +165 title favorites

By Chris Havlicek

Updated 4/16/24 4:36am ET

The Boston Celtics enter the NBA postseason as a significant favorite with +165 championship odds, hoping to deliver on regular season dominance and avoid repeating recent playoff disappointment.

Boston owns the league’s top overall seed and will have homecourt advantage for as long as it remains in the playoffs. That stems from 64 wins, which rank fourth-most in franchise history. The Celtics led the league in offensive efficiency and finished third in defense.

The defending champion Denver Nuggets are the second favorite (+300) but are the second seed in the Western Conference.

The Clippers (+1200), Bucks (+1200) and Thunder (+1600) represent the rest of the top five favorites.

The first round begins this Saturday.

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS: (courtesy of FanDuel)

Boston Celtics: +165 

Denver Nuggets: +300 

Los Angeles Clippers: +1200 

Milwaukee Bucks: +1200  

Oklahoma City Thunder: +1600 

Dallas Mavericks: +1900 

Minnesota Timberwolves: +1900 

Philadelphia 76ers: +1900 

Phoenix Suns: +1900 

New York Knicks: +3300 

Los Angeles Lakers: +3300 

Cleveland Cavaliers: +4200 

Miami Heat: +4200 

New Orleans Pelicans: +6500 

Golden State Warriors: +8500 

Indiana Pacers: +12000 

Orlando Magic: +16000 

Sacramento Kings: +24000 

Chicago Bulls: +100000 

Atlanta Hawks: +100000 

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