Celtics-Bucks, Warriors-Clippers Favorite NBA Conference Finals Matchups

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  • The Boston Celtics are favored to meet the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors and L.A. Clippers have been picked to dispute the 2023 Western Conference Finals.
  • Boston is in the Top 4 Eastern Conference Finals matchups while the Warriors are in the Top 2.

2022 NBA Finals protagonists Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are the most favorite teams to contend for the Conference titles.

Boston is the current odds-on favorite to win the 2023 NBA title after adding Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari during the offseason. Meanwhile, the defending champions Golden State Warriors currently have the second-best odds to win it all again this season in the latest NBA championship betting boards.

According to the best NBA sportsbooks, the Celtics are featured in the Top 4 favorite Eastern Conference matchups. Meanwhile, the Warriors headline the two top Western Conference Final matchups at the best NBA betting sites.

Most Likely Eastern Conference Finals Matchup Next Season

According to the best NBA betting sites, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are favored to square off in the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at +600 odds, the shortest of any 2023 Conference Finals matchup odds, East or West. Boston and Milwaukee met in the 2nd round of the 2022 Eastern Conference playoffs with Boston eliminating Milwaukee in a thrilling seven-game series.

Boston and Milwaukee are the current top two favorites to win the East at +200 and +250 via BetMGM and +200 and +300 via Caesars Sportsbook. Boston is also the +250 favorite to win the East at PointsBet USA with Milwaukee right behind them at +300 odds. The Celtics are also +210 favorites at Bet365 US while the Bucks are next to them at +300 odds.

Next on the list is Boston vs Philadelphia and Boston vs Miami both at +1000 odds. The Sixers are expected to bounce back behind Joel Embiid and James Harden while the Heat were the no. 1 seed in the East last season. Meanwhile, the 4th favored matchup in the East is Boston vs Brooklyn at +1300. There are plenty of rumors surrounding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving right now but they could very well end up playing for the Nets. A showdown between the Bucks and Heat is also listed at +1300 while Milwaukee vs Philadelphia is next at +1400 odds.

Warriors and Clippers Remain Betting Favorites to Win West

Out in the Western Conference, the defending champions Golden State Warriors and the L.A. Clippers are the top two favorites to come out of the West and it’s no surprise why these two teams are favored to meet in the 2023 Western Conference Finals at +900 odds.

Golden State is the current +300 to win the West at Bet365 US with the Clippers trailing them at +350. Meanwhile, Golden State is listed at +330 odds via Caesars Sportsbook while L.A. is close behind at +360 odds. The Dubs are also priced at +320 via the FanDuel Sportsbook with the Clippers behind them at +340 odds. Meanwhile, both Golden State and the L.A. Clippers are listed at +325 via PointsBet USA, +350 apiece at Unibet, and both at +330 via DraftKings Sportsbook.

A Western Conference showdown with the Phoenix Suns, who are third in the latest Western Conference betting boards, is next at +1000 odds. Meanwhile, the Suns and Clippers meeting in the 2023 West Finals are listed at +1100, meaning the Top 3 Western Conference Finals matchups include only three teams.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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