The Kings Sportsbook Project 2023 NBA title odds released, the Golden State Warriors Get the second best title odds, at +600 (meaning, if you bet $100 on Dubs to repeat, you’ll win $600). However, since Kevin Durant left the Golden State and LeBron James left Cleveland, the road to The NBA Finals It was much more unpredictable. Last year, the Warriors finished a distant fourth in the pre-season, with odds of +1100, and bettors were rewarded with windfalls 11 to 1. Favorites? Not very well.
The favorites in 2021-22 were star-studded Brooklyn Networkswho went to the year at +230 to win it all, followed by the star-studded Los Angeles LakersWho finished second with chances of +425. Combined, these teams have ever won playoff games, with the Lakers finishing 19.5 games short of their expected wins and missing the entire season after season. Where was the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics? 13, at +4000. Steve Curry ruined some huge paychecks for Boston fans who put their money to gambling where their mouths were before last season.
In the 2020-21 season, it was a similar result. World Champion Lakers She was the most favourite To repeat, at +275, but he finished the regular season in seventh place and bounced back in the first round. Ultimate hero Milwaukee Bucks? Second, with odds of +550, even though they came in the shoe size of Kevin Durant who lost in the second round. And where are the losers in the finals, the Western Conference Champion? Phoenix Suns? They tied for 12th, and like Boston a year later, their odds of winning the title were +4000.
And it was more than the same in 2019-20! The Clippers were the favorites at +425, but they blew a 3-1 lead to Denver NuggetsDoc Rivers Special. (Side note: If the Draft Kings ever made a prop bet “Doc Rivers hits 3-1 lead,” bet the house.) Slightly behind in second place is the future Lakers champ, at +450. But where was their defeated opponent in the World Cup Finals Miami Heat? Fourteenth at +6000.
What can we learn from these trends? Firstly, the favorite will not win everything, which is obvious – the Warriors will repeat this, and they are not the favorites to win the title. What we can also conclude is that the loser in the Finals will come from the middle of the group, based on pre-season odds. Sorry, Celtics. It is simply gambling accounts.
So who is the best candidate to lose to the Warriors next June? The Warriors are clearly going back to the Finals – what can go wrong with an aging team, with three different starting players looking for new contracts after the season, turning off half of the bench? The odds for the Milwaukee Bucks title are +700, which is very likely. Similarly the Miami Heat is +1400 and Philadelphia 76ers She is +1500 – much higher than the loser in the finals at this age. We’ll be looking at the Brooklyn Nets at +1600, but only because the franchise looks a mess. Still, the 9 best odds? Feeling very elevated.
Instead, we’ll go with 15th place Toronto Raptors, who have +4000 magical title odds, just like the Celtics and Suns before them. The Raptors own exciting second-year player Scotty Barnes, Oh J Anonobi, NBA champion Otto Porter Jr., and point guard Fred Vanfleet, and he’s an unstoppable man when his wife gives birth during the playoffs. They also have ammo to trade with Kevin Durant if the relationship with the Nets gets more tense. It’s a potential rematch for the 2019 Finals, and a chance for the Warriors to avenge another loss.
Here you are. Toronto Raptors, long final shot, lock to go to the NBA Finals. And you lose. So actually, bet them on it Win the Eastern Conference instead. (They’re +1400, great value!)
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