As the NBA gets set to return from its All-Star break, teams are gearing up for the home stretch. We’ve seen a lot of personnel moves recently with superstars, starters and roleplayers changing jerseys. The odds to win the NBA Championship have been adjusted at BetAnySports accordingly. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the four teams that are favored to win it all as we get set for the second half.
Odds To Win NBA Championship At BAS: +275
The Celtics won the Eastern Conference last season and are in good position to do so again. They’re currently 42-17 on the year, which is the best record that the NBA. They boast two of the best wing players around in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Not to mention, their depth has proven itself time and time again with guys like Derrick White, Robert Williams, Al Horford and Marcus Smart all playing major roles in the team’s success.
This team has incredible balance as they’re fourth in the league in points per game and seventh in points allowed. The one concern is they mostly stood pat at the trade deadline while other teams made moves. Will they regret that later?
Odds To Win NBA Championship At BAS: +400
The next team in line in the East is the Milwaukee Bucks. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, the Bucks can be as dangerous as anyone. Giannis is having yet another MVP caliber season but he recently just injured his wrist. Could this be a nag on the team? Also, the Bucks can’t hide the fact that Khris Middleton hasn’t had a great campaign. He’s only played 17 games and averages just 13.6 a night. They did pick up Jae Crowder at the deadline, which should help with defense and three-point shooting. If Middleton and Antetokounmpo get healthy, it’s not out of the question to see the Bucks hoisting the trophy in a few months.
Odds To Win NBA Championship At BAS: +450
The Phoenix Suns are the biggest mover. They had been a good team these past few years but this season has been a bit of a downer. Devin Booker has been hurt and Chris Paul is clearly declining at this stage in his career. They were stumbling around .500 but their entire outlook has changed now due to the trade to bring in Kevin Durant. They parted ways with two quality young players in Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson, yet Durant is a top-tier superstar that brings a win-now mentality. Booker and Durant have good chemistry off the court and Paul will have less stress when it comes to scoring. The Suns are a championship roster when healthy. We just have to wait and see if everyone can get healthy and mesh together in time.
Odds To Win NBA Championship At BAS: +700
Denver has long been known as a bit of a regular season squad but will this year be different? Denver has the best record in the West at 41-18 and sits among the top of the Western Conference by five games. Nikola Jokic continues to be a generational type of center, completely transforming the way that the position is played. He’s again in the MVP conversation but this time, he has gotten a huge boost from Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. This team is dangerous with six players averaging double figures a night. The question is can they rise to the occasion in the playoffs? That’s one area where they’ve failed to deliver in recent seasons.