Celtics’ NBA Title Odds Set At 150-1, Third-Worst In Eastern Conference


Apr 16, 2015

The official NBA playoff odds are out, and to no one’s surprise, the Boston Celtics’ chances of winning the league championship are not particularly favorable.

Sportsbooks monitored by Bovada peg the Celtics as 150-1 underdogs to win a title this season.

Bookmakers feel more confident about Boston’s chances, however, than those of a few other Eastern Conference playoff participants. The Brooklyn Nets’ championship odds are set at 200-1, and the Milwaukee Bucks are the lowest in the field at 250-1.

The seventh-seeded Celtics will face an immensely difficult matchup right out of the gate, as their first-round opponent will be LeBron James and the No. 2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers. As of Thursday, the Cavs were favored by 11 1/2 points in Game 1 of that series, per Bovada.

The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors — who also are favored by 11 1/2 over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of their series — both own 11-5 odds to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Here are the full NBA playoff odds, via Bovada:

Odds to win NBA championship
Cleveland Cavaliers 11-5
Golden State Warriors 11-5
San Antonio Spurs 7-2
Atlanta Hawks 12-1
Chicago Bulls 12-1
Houston Rockets 16-1
Los Angeles Clippers 18-1
Memphis Grizzlies 28-1
Dallas Mavericks 40-1
Portland Trail Blazers 40-1
Toronto Raptors 50-1
Washington Wizards 75-1
Boston Celtics 150-1
New Orleans Pelicans 150-1
Brooklyn Nets 200-1
Milwaukee Bucks 250-1

Odds to win Eastern Conference
Cleveland Cavaliers 1-2
Atlanta Hawks 13-4
Chicago Bulls 11-2
Toronto Raptors 16-1
Washington Wizards 25-1
Boston Celtics 66-1
Brooklyn Nets 75-1
Milwaukee Bucks 100-1

Odds to win Western Conference
Golden State Warriors 11-10
San Antonio Spurs 2-1
Houston Rockets 8-1
Los Angeles Clippers 9-1
Memphis Grizzlies 12-1
Dallas Mavericks 22-1
Portland Trail Blazers 22-1
New Orleans Pelicans 75-1

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