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Best NBA Finals bet among favorites, long shots for Denver Nuggets

We take a look at the matchup odds for the Nuggets in the NBA Finals and pick out two potential bets to consider.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic looks for a way around Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and center Enes Kanter during the second half at TD Garden. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Man, thin Nikola Jokic, what a stud ... Oh, sorry, I didn’t see you there! The Denver Nuggets enter the restart of the NBA season in good position to claim a top 4 seed in the Western Conference. They’re holding down the 3-seed, 1.5 games up on the Utah Jazz. It’ll be a tight race in the West, but ultimately seeding may not matter so much. If that’s the case, it only helps the Nuggets’ chances of coming out of the conference. If that happens, let’s take a look at who might match up against the Nuggets and how to bet on DKSB.

Denver Nuggets NBA Finals matchup odds

Best Favorite Bet: Nuggets vs. Celtics (+10000)

I’m an agent of chaos and my favorite form of chaos is that of upsets in the NBA playoffs. We could see a few with so much unknown about the restart of the season. If that’s the case, gimme the Celtics to make it out of the East. The Bucks are the favorite but I like the odds on this matchup. Once you get past the Bucks, Lakers and Clippers, you open up a ton of value looking at these finals matchups. The Celtics are capable of making a run and look at those odds, juicy!

Best Longshot Bet: Nuggets vs. 76ers (+12000)

The Sixers are my darkhorse to make it out of the East and they aren’t getting much love from the books. Well, at least DKSB. So with that, we can get in on the Sixers in a new market and couple it with an off-the-wall West finalist in the Nuggets. I’d look at more of these types of lines with Philly. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid being 100% healthy should be scaring more teams in the East.

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