Despite losing 3 of 4 regular season games to the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers are considered the favorites by the sportsbooks to emerge from the Eastern Conference in the NBA Playoffs.
The Hawks won the East by a comfortable 7 games, but the Cavs came in at 1/2 odds, while Atlanta is 13/4.
In fact, LeBron James and the Cavaliers have the best odds with the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship at 11/5.
Both second-seeded Cleveland and No. 1 Atlanta open the first round on Sunday. The Cavaliers meet the Celtics and the Hawks get the Nets.
You can find the odds for the 8 Eastern Conference playoff teams below:
Odds to Win the NBA’s Eastern Conference
These odds were provided by sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark and are subject to change.
Cleveland Cavaliers … 1/2
Atlanta Hawks … 13/4
Chicago Bulls … 11/2
Toronto Raptors … 16/1
Washington Wizards … 25/1
Boston Celtics … 66/1
Brooklyn Nets … 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks … 100/1