NBA Eastern Conference Betting Lines

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is one of the two main conferences along with the Western Conference. As of 2015, the conference has 15 teams divided into three divisions of five teams. The three division winners and next five best teams advance to the NBA playoffs where the eventual winner, the Eastern Conference champion, faces the Western Conference champion in the NBA Finals. The conference adopted its new division format in 2004. [+]

At that time, the league expanded to 30 teams with the addition of Charlotte. New Orleans had to move to the West. The Boston Celtics hold the most Eastern Conference titles.

Odds On NBA East Games

Here are the games across the Eastern Conference. Bookmark this page and keep track of this widget, which updates the scores and posts the betting odds from the best sportsbooks.

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FT Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - 129 Warriors +340 -303 Odds

NBA East Scores And Standings

Keeping updated with the entire conference is crucial when it comes to making bets. The table here lists every team’s win-loss record and their points (+) and points allowed (-).

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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

Bet On NBA Eastern Conference Games

There is plenty to bet on in the NBA’s Eastern Conference but the straight bet on the money line is what you will likely be familiar with. In this type of bet, you pick the winner of the game. Teams are lined with prices that are either minus numbers or plus numbers. They indicate favorites and underdogs, respectively. A price of -250 for example indicates the team is a favorite and you will have to bet $250 to win $100. A price of +150 on the flipside reveals an underdog and a $150 profit is made on a $100 bet.

East not so least: at some point, the Eastern Conference was considered the lesser of the two conferences with the majority of the playoff teams having mediocre records and the final seeds even having losing records while the Western Conference had teams with winning records left out of the playoffs. In 2016 however, the Eastern Conference had its best playoff lineup when the 8th seeded Detroit Pistons finished with a 44-38 record, which would’ve made them fifth in the Western Conference.

Postseason or next season: elite teams eventually start winning and the not-so-elite can’t keep up. Around midseason, the playoff race for some teams is already over and it’s obvious they will just try to play for the lottery while some caught in the middle may have a tougher time determining their strategy. Once you determine what a team is aiming for, their compete level will be easier to gauge and that should factor into their odds at winning.

Picking the elite eight: before the NBA season starts, a popular prop bet to make is to bet which teams will or will not make the playoffs. Obvious playoff contenders or elite teams will likely be at more expensive prices but it is common for losing teams of seasons past to finally make the postseason. Doing research on any offseason changes and following your gut could help you profit large if you successfully pick a longshot to makes the playoffs.