Betting On NBA Eastern Conference Online

Betting on the NBA’s Eastern Conference is much different than making wagers on the Western Conference. Out west, there is a clear pecking order. It’s usually deeper in the championship contender department, but there is a clear gap between those contenders and then the mediocre and lowly squads. No such gaps exist in the East, and that can make it difficult to generate consistent winnings, because your betting patterns are, typically, so inconsistent. This, however, is not something to fear. [+]

Study the East enough, and some patterns will emerge. More importantly, you’ll understand which teams match up best with other teams. You’ll also learn the ins and outs of which contingents are the absolute worst, and which outfits, aside from the Cleveland Cavaliers, are built to make noise now.

What you’ll want to do once you get a grip on the East’s pecking order is avoid parlay bets on any middle-tier matchups. When second-rung teams face other second-rung teams, it’s okay to make single plays, betting on the spreads, moneylines and over/under. But because so many of those games are virtual coin tosses, if not completely unpredictable, you needn’t risk your hard-earned money, even if it’s extra winnings, investing in so many unknowns at once.

NBA Eastern Conference Sports Betting Odds

Take a look at the Eastern Conference’s latest odds. These keep you apprised of not only the conference’s daily lines, but which teams are in action on any given today. [+]

Memorizing these matchups is important, and if you can look ahead in the schedule, you most definitely should. But keep revisiting this page to get the latest matchups, and then begin researching how these teams have fared against one another in the recent past—provided they’ve already met this season.

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FT Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - 129 Warriors +340 -385 Odds

What Are The Current NBA Eastern Conference Standings

The importance of looking at the Eastern Conference’s current standings cannot be overstated. They should help you see which teams are easily better or worse than certain opponents. [+]

And they also allow you to keep track of the potential playoff picture. This is huge for one primary reason. If you’re looking to make mid and late season championship bets, you’ll want to first know how good each prospective team is, and you’ll also want to map out their potential path to the NBA Finals. If one team is projected to face, say, the Cavaliers in the first round, you’ll want to steer clear of them when betting championship and conference futures.

It’s asking too much of them to upset Cleveland in one of the early rounds, then go on to win at least two other series. But if you find a team that’s slated to avoid Cleveland through the first round, then you have more wiggle room on your futures bet.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293
WC - Southwest Division
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402

LeBron’s World

NBA Eastern Conference Online Betting Tips

Stepping on the toes of what we just said, buy futures stock in the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. The Cavaliers are a good conference and championship bet as always, mostly thanks to LeBron James. But the East is begging for another legitimate contender. The Atlanta Hawks were supposed to be it, as were the Miami Heat. Neither squad is there yet, and as such, they are not worth any sizable bet on your part. But the Celtics and Raptors might be there.

Both the Celtics and Raptors remain long-shot plays, make no mistake. Especially in terms of championship odds. They must not only go through Cleveland to win a title, but also likely one of the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. That’s a tall order as far as title paths go.

But Boston and Toronto are, relative to the rest of the East, built to give Cleveland a run for its money, making both truly interesting conference bets. The Celtics and Raptors have efficient offenses and top-10 defenses. That balance will rival the Cavaliers’ balance in the near future. For the Celtics’ part, they may be the better overall investment, because they play fast, making it more likely that they disarm the Cavaliers in a potential best-of-seven dance.

Keep all of this in mind during the regular season and as the playoffs get underway, and you’ll have a strong guide to making dark-horse bets that figure to have handsome payouts if and when you’re right. 

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