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NBA Eastern Conference Predictions 2024 - AI Playoff Picks

May 3, 2024

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As the NBA season heats up, the Eastern Conference is shaping up to be a battleground of titans, with top teams vying for supremacy and a ticket to the NBA Finals. With the playoffs looming, it's time to delve into the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Winner Predictions, powered by Rithmm's AI insights and analysis.

Whether you're a seasoned bettor or a casual fan, understanding the dynamics of the playoffs can significantly enhance your viewing and betting experiences. Stay tuned as we break down the top contenders, provide you with AI predictions for the Eastern Conference playoffs, betting odds, and how you can leverage Rithmm for more detailed insights.

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Opening Odds for 2024 NBA Eastern Conference

Below you can find the opening odds to win the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference. These odds were calculated prior to the NBA Playoffs Play-In Games.


  • (1) Boston Celtics -180
  • (3) Milwaukee Bucks +550
  • (7) Philadelphia 76ers +800
  • (2) New York Knicks +1200
  • (4) Cleveland Cavaliers +1200
  • (8) Miami Heat +1400
  • (5) Orlando Magic +6500
  • (6) Indiana Pacers +6500
  • (9) Chicago Bulls +30000
  • (10) Atlanta Hawks +40000

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Key Details About the NBA Eastern Conference 2024

In this section, we'll explore helpful details regarding the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference, including:

  • Schedule
  • Conference Teams
  • Championship betting History

Schedule for the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs

For those looking for NBA Eastern Conference Predictions in 2024, the schedule below will help you to keep track of games (all times Eastern Standard Time). The schedule is broken up as follows:

  • Play-in
  • First Round
  • Eastern Conference Semifinals
  • Eastern Conference Finals
  • NBA Finals

Play-In Tournament schedule - Eastern Conference NBA Picks 2024

The 2024 SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament for the NBA Eastern Conference will take place April 16-19.

  • 7/8 Game: Miami vs. Philadelphia; Wednesday, April 17 (7 ET, ESPN)
  • 9/10 Game: Atlanta vs. Chicago; Wednesday, April 17 (9:30 ET, ESPN)
  • 8th Seed: Winner of 9/10 Game vs. Loser of 7/8 Game; Friday, April 19 (7 ET, ESPN)

First Round Tournament Schedule - Eastern Conference

(1) Boston vs. No. 8 Seed**

  • Game 1: TBD vs. Celtics; Sunday, April 21 (1 ET, ABC)
  • Game 2: TBD vs. Celtics; Wednesday, April 24 (7 ET, TNT)
  • Game 3: Celtics vs. TBD; Saturday, April 27 (6 ET, TNT)
  • Game 4: Celtics vs. TBD; Monday, April 29 (TBD, TBD)
  • Game 5: TBD vs. Celtics; Wednesday, May 1 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD; Friday, May 3 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics; Sunday, May 5 (TBD, TBD)*

** = Winner of Game between Loser of 7/8 Game and Winner of 9/10 Game
* = If necessary

(2) New York vs. No. 7 Seed**

  • Game 1: TBD vs. Knicks; Saturday, April 20 (6 ET, ESPN)
  • Game 2: TBD vs. Knicks; Monday, April 22 (7:30 ET, TNT)
  • Game 3: Knicks vs. TBD; Thursday, April 25 (7:30 ET, TNT)
  • Game 4: Knicks vs. TBD; Sunday, April 28 (1 ET, ABC)
  • Game 5: TBD vs. Knicks; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 6: Knicks vs. TBD; Thursday, May 2 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 7: TBD vs. Knicks; Saturday, May 4 (TBD, TNT)*

** = Winner of 7/8 Game
* = If necessary

(3) Milwaukee vs. (6) Indiana

  • Game 1: Pacers vs. Bucks; Sunday, April 21 (7 ET, TNT)
  • Game 2: Pacers vs. Bucks; Tuesday, April 23 (8:30 ET, NBA TV)
  • Game 3: Bucks vs. Pacers; Friday, April 26 (5:30 ET, ESPN)
  • Game 4: Bucks vs. Pacers; Sunday, April 28 (7 ET, TNT)
  • Game 5: Pacers vs. Bucks; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 6: Bucks vs. Pacers; Thursday, May 2 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 7: Pacers vs. Bucks; Saturday, May 4 (TBD, TNT)*

* = If necessary

(4) Cleveland vs. (5) Orlando

  • Game 1: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Saturday, April 20 (1 ET, ESPN)
  • Game 2: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Monday, April 22 (7 ET, NBA TV)
  • Game 3: Cavaliers vs. Magic; Thursday, April 25 (7 ET, NBA TV)
  • Game 4: Cavaliers vs. Magic; Saturday, April 27 (1 ET, TNT)
  • Game 5: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 6: Cavaliers vs. Magic; Friday, May 3 (TBD, TBD)*
  • Game 7: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Sunday, May 5 (TBD, TBD)*

* = If necessary

Eastern Conference Semifinals Schedule

Hosted by Google Pixel, the Eastern conference semifinals are set to commence on May 6-7, though dates may advance to May 4-5 should the preceding series conclude swiftly.

Eastern Conference Finals 2024  Schedule

Also sponsored by Google Pixel, the Eastern conference finals are slated to start on May 21-22, with potential for an earlier kickoff on May 19-20 depending on the outcomes of earlier matchups.

NBA Finals Schedule

The NBA Finals will kick off on June 6, broadcast exclusively by ABC. The schedule for the Finals is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 6: Game 1
  • Sunday, June 9: Game 2
  • Wednesday, June 12: Game 3
  • Friday, June 14: Game 4
  • Monday, June 17: Game 5 (if necessary)
  • Thursday, June 20: Game 6 (if necessary)
  • Sunday, June 23: Game 7 (if necessary)

Now that we've covered the schedule to help with you NBA Eastern Conference 2024 picks, let's quickly go over the teams and divisions the comprise the Eastern Conference in the NBA.

NBA Eastern Conference Teams

Within the NBA Eastern Conference, the competition is structured into three divisions, each comprising five teams. These divisions are known as the Atlantic, Central, and Southeast divisions.

Atlantic Division

  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York Knicks
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Toronto Raptors

Central Division

  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast Division

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards

Historical Overview of NBA Eastern Conference Championships

Over the past several years, the NBA Eastern Conference has showcased a diverse range of champions, with five different teams clinching the title in the last six years. Notably, the Miami Heat secured the conference title in both 2020 and 2023.

Year-Winner (Odds to Win)

  • 2022-23: Miami Heat (+800)
  • 2021-22: Boston Celtics (+2000)
  • 2020-21: Milwaukee Bucks (+220)
  • 2019-20: Miami Heat (+2200)
  • 2018-19: Toronto Raptors (+375)
  • 2017-18: Cleveland Cavaliers (-170)
  • 2016-17: Cleveland Cavaliers (-135)
  • 2015-16: Cleveland Cavaliers (-175)
  • 2014-15: Cleveland Cavaliers (-120)
  • 2013-14: Miami Heat (+110)
  • 2012-13: Miami Heat (-160)
  • 2011-12: Miami Heat (-110)
  • 2010-11: Miami Heat (-145)
  • 2009-10: Boston Celtics (+200)
  • 2008-09: Orlando Magic (+1000)
  • 2007-08: Boston Celtics
  • 2006-07: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2005-06: Miami Heat
  • 2004-05: Detroit Pistons
  • 2003-04: Detroit Pistons
  • 2002-03: New Jersey Nets
  • 2001-02: New Jersey Nets
  • 2000-01: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1999-00: Indiana Pacers
  • 1998-99: New York Knicks
  • 1997-98: Chicago Bulls
  • 1996-97: Chicago Bulls
  • 1995-96: Chicago Bulls
  • 1994-95: Orlando Magic
  • 1993-94: New York Knicks
  • 1992-93: Chicago Bulls
  • 1991-92: Chicago Bulls
  • 1990-91: Chicago Bulls
  • 1989-90: Detroit Pistons
  • 1988-89: Detroit Pistons
  • 1987-88: Detroit Pistons
  • 1986-87: Boston Celtics
  • 1985-86: Boston Celtics
  • 1984-85: Boston Celtics
  • 1983-84: Boston Celtics
  • 1982-83: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1981-82: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1980-81: Boston Celtics
  • 1979-80: Philadelphia 76ers


As we conclude our examination of the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Winner Predictions, it's clear that this season's playoffs are shaping up to be a thrilling contest of strategy, skill, and sheer basketball prowess. With Rithmm's advanced AI-driven sports predictions and insights, you're well-equipped to navigate the complexities of NBA Eastern Conference betting with confidence.

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