The knockout rounds of the NBA In-Season Tournament are here and start on December 4. Eight teams remain in contention for the first In-Season Tournament title. The championship game will be held on December 9 in Las Vegas, with the winners of the east and west brackets facing off. NBA betting sites have two teams from the east as the betting favourites to win the whole thing. The odds for the quarterfinals games are out on Tonybet. Here is everything you need to know to place some bets on the knockout rounds.
NBA: Boston Celtics favoured to win In-Season Tournament & details for upcoming games
- Boston Celtics favoured to win the In-Season Tournament
- The New York Knicks have the worst odds
- Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns on December 5
Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers quarterfinals details
The odds are out for which team will win the tournament, and the number three seed Boston Celtics are favoured at +300. The Celtics will play against the number two seed Indiana Pacers on December 4 in Indiana. The Pacers have the second worst odds to win the tourney at +1400. These teams played earlier in the season on November 1. The Celtics destroyed the Pacers in that game, winning 155-104.
The Celtics are slightly favoured to beat them in their quarterfinals matchup at -212. The Pacers are heading into the game as underdogs at +160. The Celtics have been one of the best teams in the league so far this year with a 14-4 record. They are currently tied for the best record with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A Pacers win would be a big upset if the Celtics are healthy despite the odds.
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Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans details
The number two seed Sacramento Kings have the best odds of any west team to win at +500. They are one spot ahead of the number one seed Los Angeles Lakers and have the third best odds overall. The Kings will play against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 4 in Sacramento. The Pelicans have the third worst odds to win the championship at +1200.
The Kings are favoured to win this game. Right now, they are -212 betting favourites on Tonybet. The Pelicans are underdogs heading into this game at +155. This will be the third game these teams play this season. They played on November 20 and November 22. The Pelicans won both games, 129-93 on November 20 and 117-112 on November 22. Those games were played in New Orleans, the Kings will have home court in this one.
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks details
The number one seed Milwaukee Bucks have the second best overall odds at +350. The Bucks will play against the number four seed New York Knicks on December 5 in Milwaukee. The Knicks currently have the worst overall odds at +1600. These teams played on November 3 in Milwaukee. The Bucks won that game 110-105.
The Bucks are favoured to win this game. They have -263 odds right now. The Knicks are underdogs heading into the game at +190. This should be a competitive game that can go either way. Although on paper the Bucks are the better team, they have had their struggles so far this year while they try to figure out how to play with star guard Damian Lillard. The Knicks should have a shot here.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns details
The number one seed Los Angeles Lakers have the fourth best odds to win the tournament at +550. The Lakers will play against the number four seed Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles on December 5. The Suns are right behind the Lakers overall at +600. The Lakers won both of the earlier games this season. They defeated the Suns on October 26 and November 10.
They were both close games. The Lakers won the first game by five points and the second game by three points. Games between LeBron James and Kevin Durant are usually competitive. Both teams have struggled so far, but have a lot of talent. The Lakers are favoured to win the game at -133. The Suns are +101 underdogs.