It’s not hyperbole to say that if Durant moved, he would have completely shaken up the entire league.
Because of that, many oddsmakers weren’t sure who to bet on as the season approaches.
But now everything is in order and those same oddsmakers are beginning to formulate their list of the best and most promising teams in the league.
— Rob Greene (@RobGreeneNBA) August 23, 2022
The latest numbers from Caesars Sportsbook has the Celtics with the best odds of winning the 2022-23 Finals, with +450.
Behind them are the current reigning champs, the Golden State Warriors, with +650.
The Phoenix Suns have +800, the same number for both the finally-healthy Los Angeles Clippers and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s Milwaukee Bucks.
Odds In Their Favor
Yes, the Nets are in contention for the title, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
The team is behind the Bucks with +900.
That’s ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets, who round out the list.
The lineup of this list isn’t all that shocking because not a whole lot has changed for these teams during the offseason.
It’s a little surprising to not see the Dallas Mavericks anywhere on this list, considering they made the Western Conference Finals last season.
Also, the Grizzlies have less of a chance than the Lakers?
That’s a surprising take.
These are just preseason odds and we don’t know how it’ll all play out.
As always, you should expect a few surprises in the upcoming season.