Who is favored to win 2023 NBA Finals? Odds for Nuggets-Heat
Storylines are in abundance for the 2023 NBA Finals.
In short, the Denver Nuggets are looking to win their first ever NBA championship in franchise history. Starting off the postseason as the Wests No. 1 seed, the Mile High franchise has breezed through the opposition as champions do. They toppled the No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves in five, eliminated the No. 4 Phoenix Suns in six and swept the No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers.
But their opponent in the Finals is a bit unconventional.
The No. 8 Miami Heat just barely avoided blowing a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics, and are now hunting to become the first ever eighth seed to win the NBA title.
However, only one team will pen glory to their story. Heres who the betting odds say will get to do just that:
Who is favored to win the 2023 NBA Finals?
Ahead of Game 1, the Nuggets have the better odds to lift the title, which would be a franchise first, according to NBCs betting partner, PointsBet.
Here are the series odds for each team:
Denver Nuggets: -400
Miami Heat: +310
Who will win 2023 NBA Finals MVP?
The Nuggets are led by stars Nikola Jokic at center and Jamal Murray at point guard, while the Heat have been anchored by star forward Jimmy Butler and big man Bam Adebayo.
All four have the highest odds at winning 2023 NBA Finals MVP, so heres how they stack up:
Nikola Jokic, Nuggets: -325
Jimmy Butler, Heat: +325
Jamal Murray, Nuggets: +1200
Bam Adebayo, Heat: +5000
How many games will the 2023 NBA Finals go?
Nuggets in five? Heat in seven? Regardless of which team wins, here are the odds on how long the series could last:
Four games: +425
Five games: +210
Six games: +240
Seven games: +225
Editor’s note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.