The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets are set to face off in the NBA Finals. The surprising Miami Heat are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced with a seven-game series win over the Boston Celtics in the conference finals. The Nuggets are the top seed in the Western Conference and punched their ticket with a 4-0 series win over the Lakers. This page covers the latest NBA odds for the championship series, the full schedule, favorites to win NBA Finals MVP, and more.
Latest NBA Finals odds
Below are the latest odds for the Heat and Nuggets to win the NBA championship. If you wish to place a bet, clicking the odds will take you to the online sportsbook offering that wager.
NBA Finals schedule
Here is the full schedule for the NBA Finals between the Heat and Nuggets.
|Game||Date||Time||Broadcast / Stream|
|3||Wednesday, June 7||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN+|
|4||Friday, June 9||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN+|
|5*||Monday, June 12||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN+|
|6*||Thursday, June 15||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN+|
|7*||Sunday, June 18||8 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN+|
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Path to the Championship
The Nuggets closed out the season with a record of 53-29 and earned the top seed in the Western Conference. The club knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves in five games in the opening round and needed six games to defeat the Phoenix Suns in round two. Denver then advanced to the NBA Finals with a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in the conference championship.
The Heat went 44-38 during the regular season. After the club dropped its opening game in the play-in round to the Atlanta Hawks, Miami clinched the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 102-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Miami was a hefty underdog for its opening series with the Milwaukee Bucks, but the team managed to stun the conference’s top seed to take the first-round series in six games. After defeating the New York Knicks in six games in round two, the Heat pulled out another stunner taking down the Boston Celtics in the conference finals. They led 3-0 in the series but looked to run out of gas with Boston forcing Game 7. Ultimately, the Heat prevailed.
How to bet on the NBA Finals
For each game of the NBA Finals, betting odds will be available for the big three of point spreads, moneylines and totals. The table below has the latest lines for game one from top sports betting sites. If you see a bet that you want to place, just click the odds to head to the sportsbook offering that line.
Beyond the main bets, there will also be a host of team, player, and series props to choose from. You can wager on player stats like points and rebounds, team totals and races to a certain number of points, game segments like the first basket or second half, and much more. In addition, top sportsbooks offer live betting as the action plays out on the court with updated odds.