NBA Championship Odds for the 2023-24 Season

Below you can see the odds for the 2023-24 NBA Championship winner from BetRivers Sportsbook. You can bet on who will the NBA Finals at every major online sportsbook in the U.S.

The NBA Championship Winner odds table below updates daily so you can always see the current odds for the Finals winner.

NBA Championship Odds

Event time: 06.19.2024 06:00 PM ET Odds last updated: 02.26.2024 08:23 AM ET

Winner

Championship Winner

Odds

BOS Celtics

+260

DEN Nuggets

+350

LA Clippers

+500

MIL Bucks

+600

PHO Suns

+1400

NY Knicks

+1600

MIN Timberwolves

+2000

CLE Cavaliers

+2500

OKC Thunder

+2500

DAL Mavericks

+3000

MIA Heat

+3000

PHI 76ers

+3000

GS Warriors

+5000

LA Lakers

+5000

NO Pelicans

+6000

SAC Kings

+6000

IND Pacers

+10000

ATL Hawks

+25000

ORL Magic

+25000

CHI Bulls

+50000

HOU Rockets

+50000

UTA Jazz

+50000

BKN Nets

+100000

CHA Hornets

+100000

DET Pistons

+100000

MEM Grizzlies

+100000

POR Trail Blazers

+100000

SA Spurs

+100000

TOR Raptors

+100000

WAS Wizards

+100000

How the NBA Championship Winner is Determined

Like most major sports, the NBA Championship winner is determined by who wins the NBA Finals after making it through the playoff bracket. 

On each side of the NBA playoff bracket—the Eastern Conference and Western Conference—there are 8 teams that make the playoffs based on the best regular season record and results of the play-in tournament. 

In the play-in tournament, the 7 and 8-seed teams (based on regular season records) play each other, with the winner claiming the 7-seed for the playoffs. The winner of the 9 and 10-seed play-in game goes on to play the loser of the 7/8-seed play-in game to determine who gets the final spot in the playoffs.

From there, the NBA playoffs work like other tournaments, with the winner of each 7-game series moving on. To reach the finals, a team must win 3 series, including the conference quarterfinals, conference semifinals, and conference championship.

The two winners of each conference face off in the NBA Finals to decide who will be crowned champion.

Past NBA Championship Winners

Here is a list of past NBA Championship winners:

Year
Champion
Result
Runner Up
2023Denver Nuggets4-1Miami Heat
2022Golden State Warriors4-2Boston Celtics
2021Milwaukee Bucks4-2Phoenix Suns
2020Los Angeles Lakers4-2Miami Heat
2019Toronto Raptors4-2Golden State Warriors
2018Golden State Warriors4-0Cleveland Cavaliers
2017Golden State Warriors4-1Cleveland Cavaliers
2016Cleveland Cavaliers4-3Golden State Warriors
2015Golden State Warriors4-2Cleveland Cavaliers
2014San Antonio Spurs4-1Miami Heat
2013Miami Heat4-3San Antonio Spurs
2012Miami Heat4-1Oklahoma City Thunder
2011Dallas Mavericks4-2Miami Heat
2010Los Angeles Lakers4-3Boston Celtics
2009Los Angeles Lakers4-1Orlando Magic
2008Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
2007San Antonio Spurs4-0Cleveland Cavaliers
2006Miami Heat4-2Dallas Mavericks
2005San Antonio Spurs4-3Detroit Pistons
2004Detroit Pistons4-1Los Angeles Lakers
2003San Antonio Spurs4-2New Jersey Nets
2002Los Angeles Lakers4-0New Jersey Nets
2001Los Angeles Lakers4-1Philadelphia 76ers
2000Los Angeles Lakers4-2Indiana Pacers
1999San Antonio Spurs4-1New York Knicks
1998Chicago Bulls4-2Utah Jazz
1997Chicago Bulls4-2Utah Jazz
1996Chicago Bulls4-2Seattle SuperSonics
1995Houston Rockets4-0Orlando Magic
1994Houston Rockets4-3New York Knicks
1993Chicago Bulls4-2Phoenix Suns
1992Chicago Bulls4-2Portland Trail Blazers
1991Chicago Bulls4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1990Detroit Pistons4-1Portland Trail Blazers
1989Detroit Pistons4-0Los Angeles Lakers
1988Los Angeles Lakers4-3Detroit Pistons
1987Los Angeles Lakers4-2Boston Celtics
1986Boston Celtics4-2Houston Rockets
1985Los Angeles Lakers4-2Boston Celtics
1984Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1983Philadelphia 76ers4-0Los Angeles Lakers
1982Los Angeles Lakers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1981Boston Celtics4-2Houston Rockets
1980Los Angeles Lakers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1979Seattle SuperSonics4-1Washington Bullets
1978Washington Bullets4-3Seattle SuperSonics
1977Portland Trail Blazers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1976Boston Celtics4-2Phoenix Suns
1975Golden State Warriors4-0Washington Bullets
1974Boston Celtics4-3Milwaukee Bucks
1973New York Knicks4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1972Los Angeles Lakers4-1New York Knicks
1971Milwaukee Bucks4-0Baltimore Bullets
1970New York Knicks4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1969Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1968Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
1967Philadelphia 76ers4-2San Francisco Warriors
1966Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1965Boston Celtics4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1964Boston Celtics4-1San Francisco Warriors
1963Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
1962Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1961Boston Celtics4-1St. Louis Hawks
1960Boston Celtics4-3St. Louis Hawks
1959Boston Celtics4-0Minneapolis Lakers
1958St. Louis Hawks4-2Boston Celtics
1957Boston Celtics4-3St. Louis Hawks
1956Philadelphia Warriors4-1Fort Wayne Pistons
1955Syracuse Nationals4-3Fort Wayne Pistons
1954Minneapolis Lakers4-3Syracuse Nationals
1953Minneapolis Lakers4-1New York Knicks
1952Minneapolis Lakers4-3New York Knicks
1951Rochester Royals4-3New York Knicks
1950Minneapolis Lakers4-2Syracuse Nationals
1949Minneapolis Lakers4-2Washington Capitols
1948Baltimore Bullets4-2Philadelphia Warriors
1947Philadelphia Warriors4-1Chicago Stags

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