The NBA postseason has been out of sight and out of mind for most of us here in the Philadelphia area.

The Sixers’ elimination coincided with the Phillies’ tremendous start, so it’s been easy for other sports to be put in the rearview mirror.

The Boston Celtics are still favored to win the title at -140 and they’ve got a clear path to at least reach the NBA Finals.

Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen are hurt, so the Cleveland Cavaliers will probably be eliminated in 24 hours. The New York Knicks are down two starters and the Indiana Pacers are young and inexperienced, but they’re the healthiest threat to the Celtics.

The Pacers, Knicks, and Cavs have the three longest odds to win the NBA Finals going into Tuesday night, listed at +5000, +3200, and +100000 respectively, so you know exactly how what the oddsmakers think of the Celtics’ chances. The number is consistent across NJ sports betting apps and PA sports betting apps.

The Western Conference semifinals have been extremely exciting. The Denver Nuggets are back to being the second favorite on the NBA Finals odds board at +350 after leveling their series with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The time to buy low on the Nuggets was after their Game 2 home loss.

Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Co. seem to be rolling once again. If you know anything about Minnesota sports, this was bound to happen because that fan base can’t have any nice things.

Denver’s prices to win the West and the NBA Finals have dropped significantly since they won two games in Minnesota, but it’s still worth the bet at +145 to win the West and the aforementioned ballpark figure of +350 to win it all.

After all, this is a team that won the championship last season and carries way more experience than any of the three teams left in the postseason.

Minnesota and Oklahoma City have had great seasons, but they still might be a year away from being ready to reach the NBA Finals. They’re listed as +850 and +800 to win it all.

While we’re talking about Denver, I would take a look at the series to go six games because the Nuggets have flipped a switch into championship mode. You get the series to six games at -105 compared to seven games at -115.

The seven games prop is worth it for the Thunder-Mavericks series. OKC just tied it up at 2-2 last night and there isn’t much separating the two franchises at the moment.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can bet on the exact outcome of both West series, which is most beneficial if you want to bet on the Nuggets to close out in six games. You can get Denver to win Games 5 and 6 to complete the exact order bet at +230. That’s far better than the current series winner price of -165. Of course, the series winner prop gives you an extra game to work with, but if the Game 3 and 4 versions of the Nuggets show up, the exact outcome is the bet to make.