NBA championship odds for each team in the conference semifinals

A wild first round of the NBA playoffs brought us two sweeps in the East, a series-winning buzzer beater, a blatant failure to foul at the end of a Game 7 and a Golden State Warriors team, down DeMarcus Cousins, taken to six games by the Clippers. 

If that wasn't exciting enough, this postseason is bound to get a lot more interesting in the second round. 

The conference semifinals began over the weekend with the Celtics and Bucks winning the first games of their respective series handily and the much-anticipated Warriors-Rockets matchup going down to the wire and already stirring up a bit of drama

While Golden State, of course, remains the favorite to win the title, that gap is slowly but surely closing. Take a look below at each remaining team's odds of winning the 2018-19 NBA championship, according to Vegas Insider

NBA championship odds going into Round 2
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NBA championship odds going into Round 2

Portland Trail Blazers: 40/1 odds

Second round opponent: Denver Nuggets

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Philadelphia 76ers: 40/1 odds

Second round opponent: Toronto Raptors

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Denver Nuggets: 35/1 odds

Second round opponent: Portland Trail Blazers

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Boston Celtics: 12/1 odds

Second round opponent: Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks: 10/1 odds

Second round opponent: Boston Celtics

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Houston Rockets: 10/1 odds

Second round opponent: Golden State Warriors

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Toronto Raptors: 6/1 odds

Second round opponent: Philadelphia 76ers

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Golden State Warriors: 1/2 odds

Second round opponent: Houston Rockets

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