Updated NBA Championship Betting Odds

Updated NBA Championship Betting Odds

Rodney Knupp
3 years ago
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The final third of the NBA season is already underway, which means that we have a clear picture of the teams' quality. Both conferences already have a few units that stand above all others, and we're here to deliver a short but interesting article on NBA title odds.

Nets Taking Over

Before the season started, Brooklyn was among the top candidates to win the title. Yet, after James Harden landed at Barclays Center and played a few games, the Nets leveled with the Lakers, Clippers, and the Bucks. At this point, with LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin involved, Steve Nash's crew is the top favorite to win the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Shorthanded LA Lakers are coming next, with both James and Davis out, and their local rivals LA Clippers are right behind. The Bucks, who were topping the list before the season started, currently sit fourth because of their inconsistent performances, which have created the impression among the fans that this team is, in fact, Giannis himself. He literally doesn't have any help when needed.

Brooklyn Nets +250

LA Lakers +350

LA Clippers +500

Milwaukee Bucks +700

Leaders But Not Contenders

Both the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers currently lead their respective conferences, while the Phoenix Suns are second in the West. We can say without any hesitation that the media isn't giving enough credit to these teams and that they seem underestimated at the moment.

The media is still focused on the Nets, Lakers, and the Clippers, and it seems that nobody cares about these three excellent units.

Utah indicated last season that they have a good team, and in 2021, they simply had an upgrade, which is why they top the league right now. The Suns are led by Chris Paul, who was exactly what they needed to become an elite team, while on the other side, Joel Embiid is having a season of his life, and the logical consequence is that the 76ers become a title-contender.

Utah Jazz +900

Philadelphia 76ers +1100

Phoenix Suns +2000

Murray's Injury Destroys Nuggets' Plans

According to the majority of the experts and analysts, the Denver Nuggets were the No.1 dark horse for winning the NBA championship. But after Jamal Murray suffered a season-ending injury, the franchise from Colorado abruptly disappeared from all the title talks.

At the moment, Denver to win the title is +4500, which is far, far away from where they stood just a couple of days ago.

Even though they have Nikola Jokic, the guy who will most likely win the NBA MVP award, the Nuggets would need a miracle to win the West, let alone the title. Though, if Michael Porter Jr. steps up and explodes, who knows, maybe Denver creates a sensation.

Nuggets +4500

The Wild Scenario Champions

Miami Heat. Remember them? The Eastern Conference champions from the previous season. This team is in the same position as one year ago, with nobody watching them, not counting them among the favorites for the trophy. Just remember how that ended.

Boston Celtics are undoubtedly the biggest disappointment of the year, but with the talent they have on the roster, it wouldn't be odd to see them going deep in the playoffs. Tatum, Brown, Kemba, Fournier... all these guys are really good.

And finally, the Dallas Mavs. The oddsmakers think they have better chances than Celtics, for example, but to be honest, that is only because of Luka. But you can't win a championship because of one player, and right now, Kristaps Porzingis' injuries are too big of a problem for the Mavs.

Heat +2800

Mavs +4000

Celtics +6000

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