After an impressive 2019-20 campaign, Vegas odds-makers have the Boston Celtics tied with the Golden State Warriors in regard to chances of winning 2021 Finals.
Despite losing in six games to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics come into this offseason with a lot of hope and momentum on their side.
Showing they can make the most out of a difficult situation — be it in the shape of massive roster shakeups or injury woes — the shamrocks now come into this between-season break with a full year of chemistry building under their belt, 3 first-round selections in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft, and could be in line for high-quality MLE talents on the open market.
Because of all this, it’s a safe bet to assume that, like this past season year, Boston will be viewed as one of the favorites to bring home the Larry O’Brien trophy come the end of 2020-21. But don’t just take our word for it, instead, look at what the Vegas odd-makers are saying in regard to who might be crowned champions next year.
According to Vegasinsider.com, the NBA’s betting odds for the top-ranked teams reads as follows:
- Los Angeles Lakers – +350
- Los Angeles Clippers – +400
- Milwaukee Bucks – +650
- Boston Celtics – +1200
- Golden State Warriors – +1200
- Brooklyn Nets – +1400
- Miami Heat – +1400
- Denver Nuggets – +2000
- Houston Rockets – +2000
- Toronto Raptors – +2000
As things currently stand, Vegas is giving the Boston Celtics the same odds as the dynastic Golden State Warriors — who will have a fully healthy Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to go along with Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, should they not trade him, and this year’s No. 2 overall selection –to win it all in 2021, giving them +1200 or, in other words, 12/ 1 odds.
Second in their own respective conference behind the Milwaukee Bucks and placed fourth overall in the entire league, I’d say the shamrocks are in line for yet another great season.