The most important takeaway from those odds is how little opposition there seems to be within the eastern convention.
The Philadelphia 76ers (+one hundred seventy five) have the second-exceptional odds of any team in both conference to attain the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics (+seven hundred) are a distant third, giving them the same odds as the No. 5 team within the West (Utah Jazz).
The greenbacks have earned their spot as the largest favorite in either convention. They received 60 video games closing season with Giannis Antetokounmpo prevailing NBA MVP at 24 years antique, and most in their roster returns.
The Sixers have the upside of a title contender, but their roster also has quite a few query marks. Joel Embiid has never been the maximum durable participant. Al Horford continues to be effective, but he is 33 and has neglected a blended 38 games during the last 3 seasons. Ben Simmons hasn't been powerful inside the playoffs the beyond seasons because groups understand he won't shoot faraway from the basket.