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NBA: Nets, Lakers lead ’22 NBA title odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are looking up at the favorites to win the 2021-22 NBA title according to early odds released by sportsbooks on Tuesday.

Leading the pack as the favorite for the Larry O’Brien Trophy next summer are the Brooklyn Nets at +210. The Nets lost a seven-game series to the eventual-champion Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals last month.

The Suns eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of this year’s Western Conference playoffs, but it’s LeBron James’ team that has the best title odds in the West for next season, according to DraftKings.

PointsBet rates the top three in the same order — Nets (+250), Lakers (+650) and Bucks (+800) — and the Golden State Warriors are even with the Suns in a tie for fourth at +900.

At +475 via DraftKings, the Lakers are ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers (+800), Golden State Warriors (+1200) and Suns (+1400). Golden State missed the playoffs due to a loss to the Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in tournament, but the Warriors expect the return of shooting guard Klay Thompson and have the No. 7 pick in the 2021 draft.

The Suns eliminated the Clippers in the 2021 conference finals.

Philadelphia was the top seed in the Eastern Conference entering the 2021 playoffs, but the 76ers are just +1600 at DraftKings to claim the championship with tumult on the roster and the future of 25-year-old point guard Ben Simmons unclear. The Sixers lost to the Atlanta Hawks in a second-round series last month.

Bringing up the rear on the DraftKings NBA title odds board, the Detroit Pistons own the No. 1 pick in next week’s draft and share +50000 odds with the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.

Complete odds for the 2021-22 NBA title from DraftKings:
Nets +210
Lakers +475
Bucks +800
Clippers +800
Warriors +1200
Suns +1400
Jazz +1500
76ers +1600
Nuggets +2000
Mavericks +2800
Hawks +3500
Heat +3500
Celtics +5000
Trail Blazers +5000
Raptors +8000
Pelicans +8000
Grizzlies +10000
Knicks +10000
Pacers +10000
Bulls +10000
Hornets +10000
Wizards +15000
Timberwolves +25000
Spurs +25000
Kings +25000
Pistons +50000
Cavaliers +50000
Rockets +50000
Thunder +50000
Magic +50000

–Field Level Media

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