We’ve reached the pinnacle of the NBA Playoffs. The Eastern and Western Conference Finals have wrapped, with only the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets still standing.
Which of the two will go on to win it all this season? Here’s a look at the latest NBA Finals odds.
NBA Finals Betting Odds
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bet365 provides NBA lines for the 2023 Finals winner betting data used in this article, which are current as of Tuesday, May 30, at 9 a.m. ET.
- Denver Nuggets (-425)
- Miami Heat (+325)
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NBA Finals Best Bet
Denver Nuggets (-425)
Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets obliterated their competition en route to the franchise’s first NBA Finals appearance, wrapping up the Western Conference Finals with a 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. The West’s No. 1 seed has looked the part, needing just 15 games to reach this stage.
Denver boasts the postseason’s highest offensive and net ratings coming into this series, leading the Heat by a considerable margin in both categories. In addition to Jokić, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray is also having a phenomenal postseason, averaging nearly 28 points per game.
No team has found an answer for Jokić and the Nuggets quite yet, and it’s unlikely that it will happen in the NBA Finals. The odds may be steep, but they only go up from here. Denver is the best bet to win it all at (-425).
NBA Finals Contender
Miami Heat (+325)
Nobody expected the Heat to be here. As the East’s No. 7 seed during the regular season, Miami had to go through the play-in, where it was demoted to the No. 8 seed and nearly eliminated before earning a first-round date with the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.
From there, it’s all been history for the Heat. Jimmy Butler led Miami to series wins over Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s squad, the New York Knicks, and finally, after nearly becoming the first team in NBA history to blow a 3-0 lead, over the Boston Celtics in Game 7.
Miami isn’t nearly as talented as Denver, but the same could be said about how the Heat stacked up to the Celtics, and we saw how that turned out. Underestimate them at your own risk.