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NBA In-Season Tournament odds and predictions: Who is the favorite to win?

All basketball enthusiasts await the closing of this unique tournament that delivered thrilling moments and maybe started a new chapter in NBA history.

Update:
Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot between Trendon Watford #9 and Lonnie Walker IV #8 of the Brooklyn Nets
MADDIE MEYERAFP

We’re at the brink of the In-season Tournament Finals, and the matches have been thrilling. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns will be competing, to the delight of fans.

Despite a mediocre regular season, the Lakers have found their groove in the In-season Tournament, proving skeptics wrong with impressive performances. They’re up against a resurgent Phoenix Suns team that remains a challenging opponent despite struggles to keep everyone from the ‘Trio’ on the floor.

On the other side of the bracket, the Sacramento Kings, with De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, are back in action, facing the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings have improved their cohesion and continuity and seem ready for the challenge. Meanwhile, despite their moments of brilliance, the Pelicans raise questions about their consistency and ability to handle teams with size.

In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks are set to clash in a closely contested battle. The Bucks, led by the experienced duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard, are facing a Knicks team with a stellar defense and a potent bench. The outcome is uncertain, with both teams vying for a chance to advance to the In-season Tournament Final.

In the other Eastern Conference matchup, the Indiana Pacers, with Tyrese Haliburton’s remarkable offensive prowess, are going head-to-head with the b. The Celtics, known for their balanced offensive and defensive game, present a formidable challenge. However, the availability of Kristaps Porzingis is a wildcard that could influence the outcome.

As we approach the In-season Tournament Final, the prospect of a Kings vs. Pacers or Kings vs. Celtics showdown is exciting to basketball fans and bettors. The underdog storylines of Sacramento and Indiana add an element of unpredictability to the resolution of the finals.

The Boston Celtics are currently favored to win both the NBA In-Season Tournament with odds of +300 and the 2023-24 NBA Championship with odds of +375. However, they had a close call in the Quarterfinals of the tournament. Meanwhile, the 2021 NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, who had a mediocre start to the season, are now finding their groove. They have won eight of their previous nine games after opening the 2023-24 campaign at 5-4. Some of their best offensive performances have been during the NBA In-Season Tournament games.

2023 NBA In-Season Tournament odds

TeamStarting OddsCurrent Odds
Boston Celtics+850+300
Milwaukee Bucks+850+350
Sacramento Kings+1600+500
Los Angeles Lakers+1200+550
Phoenix Suns+1100+600
New Orleans Pelicans+2500+1200
Indiana Pacers+12500+1400
New York Knicks+2000+1600