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2022 NBA Championship Odds: Top 5 Betting Favorites

The Phoenix Suns, who arrived in the first round of the game as underdogs as opposed to the Los Angeles Lakers, now have set foot in the NBA finals as current favorites against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Warriors and Suns were tied as the betting favorites with odds of +450 prior to the Warriors losing Steph Curry due to a left foot injury and the Suns getting Chris Paul back in the game after a fractured right thumb.

In the standings, Phoenix Suns are the top favorites with a +300 odds to win the NBA championship, followed by the Brooklyn Nets with a +600 odds, Milwaukee Bucks having +650, Golden State Warriors with +700, and Philadelphia 76ers with an +800 odds.

As the NBA season begins, all eyes are focused on the league, on each team and, of course, on its players. With this, betting enthusiasts are set to place their bets as the NBA betting kicks off as well.

Phoenix Suns (+300)

Considering how dominant the Suns have been so far this season, it’s no shock that bettors expect them to win the NBA championship. Despite a complete lack of superstar players, the Phoenix Suns are again the NBA championship current favorites in the most recent NBA Championship odds released. With a 61-14 record, the Suns have a significant advantage over the rest of the league.

Everyone was surprised last year when the Phoenix Suns made it to the NBA Finals after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Clippers on their way to the championship game. Many people who play for the Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and the Los Angeles Clippers were injured in the playoffs, which helped clear off the Sun’s path to make it to the Finals.

However, the Bucks defeated the Suns amidst a 2-0 series lead. Although the Suns were beaten, they boast players like Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Jae Crowder, who can pose a threat to any team in the league, as they demonstrated on numerous occasions last year.

Brooklyn Nets (+600)

During the regular season in the Eastern Conference, the Nets posted a 48-24 record, which earned them a second-place finish. They defeated the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs with a relatively easy victory.

Despite having players such as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Ben Simmons as part of their starting lineup, the Brooklyn Nets could not advance past the Eastern Conference semifinals, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs.

Moreover, the health of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the NBA playoffs will have a significant impact on Brooklyn’s chances of winning the championship, with Simmons being sidelined with an injury in the back before the Nets had even played a game.

Milwaukee Bucks (+650)

The Milwaukee Bucks amazed everyone with how well their gameplay was during the 2020-2021 NBA season as they went all out, defeating the Suns in the finals and claiming their first win in the NBA championship in fifty years.

An impressive record of 46-26 placed them third in the Eastern Conference. They faced the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, and Atlanta Hawks on their way to the finals, in which they were able to prevail against each of them.

Golden State Warriors (+700)

Despite the Warriors no longer having Durant as a member of their team, even without Klay Thompson for the entirety of the 2020-2021 season after he suffered an Achilles injury over the Lakers, they have still been tipped as among the favorites to win in the NBA championship this season.

Golden State boasts their promising player and one of the league’s best overall players, Steph Curry. However, after Curry recently acquired a left foot injury, the Warriors’ odds have risen to +700, demonstrating just how dependent they are on Curry whenever things get tough.

Philadelphia 76ers (+800)

Because of their successful trade of Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond, and Seth Curry to acquire James Harden for a low price at the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers have seen their odds drop by nearly half since then.

With Harden coming back from injury, it is quick to see how the 76ers dropped at +800. Moreover, Philly has one of the best pairs, James Harden and Joel Empiid, in the league, thanks to their trade deadline moves, especially if both players will work together to improve their chemistry.

Final Thoughts

With the NBA playoffs kicking off, place your bets on who you think will claim the NBA title for this season. Along with it, always make sure to keep track of the progress of your wagers so that you can see if you’ve made any money. Finally, have a good time and may the odds be ever in your favor!

John Boarman
John Boarman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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