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  • The Phoenix Suns are favored to win the NBA Finals with +310 odds.
  • Joel Embiid is favored to win the NBA MVP with -160 odds.
  • Tyler Herro, Evan Mobley, and Ja Morant have locked up their player awards.

LAS VEGAS – The NBA Playoffs are set to begin on April 16 and it is time to start looking at different NBA futures odds. Different futures odds have already been locked up, however, their odds are still available. Other futures odds are still offering plenty of value as they have not been decided just yet.

NBA Finals

2022 NBA Finals Odds

  • Phoenix Suns +310
  • Brooklyn Nets +500
  • Golden State Warriors +600
  • Milwaukee Bucks +700
  • Philadelphia 76ers +850
  • Miami Heat +1000

The odds to win the NBA Finals has been a closely kept race all season long as different teams have taken over the top spot. Things started with the Brooklyn Nets favored and shifted to the Phoenix Suns mid-season. Other teams like the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, and Philadelphia 76ers have all remained inside of the top-10 shortest odds since the odds first opened.

Phoenix is favored being that they have the best record in the league right now sitting nine games ahead of second place. Backing up Brooklyn’s odds are that Kevin Durant has taken over games recently having won six of their last seven. The reason the top six is rounded out by mostly Eastern Conference teams though is because the Western Conference playoffs will have to go through Phoenix and they have the best home record in the league.

Conference Championships

Western Conference Odds

  • Phoenix Suns +130
  • Golden State Warriors +290
  • Utah Jazz +700
  • Memphis Grizzlies +900

Eastern Conference Odds

  • Brooklyn Nets +280
  • Milwaukee Bucks +300
  • Philadelphia 76ers +375
  • Miami Heat +450

As mentioned previously, the Suns have the shortest odds for a reason being that they have defended their home court very well against the league and have taken down any team that has come their way. As for the Eastern Conference, it is a close race being that the top-4 teams are separated by just 2.5 games with Miami sitting in first place. With the race in the Eastern Conference still very competitive, now is the time to get in on any of the odds being that a $100 bet could still profit $280+ on any of the top-4 teams.

Player Futures Up For Grabs

Sticking with the cutthroat theme this season, different player futures odds such as the league MVP and defensive player of the year, have been two of the closest races heading into the playoffs.

Looking at the MVP odds, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic have pulled ahead of the rest of the league for the award. Embiid is favored to win right now at -160 odds as he is averaging 29.8 ppg, 11.3 rpg, and 4.3 apg. Not to mention, the Sixers are 44-27 which is 2.5 games ahead of the Denver Nuggets. Jokic has not disappointed either with his 26.1 ppg, 13.6 rpg, and 8 apg, but Denver has slowed things down in the win column having lost four of their last six games.

On the DPOY odds board, it seemed that Rudy Gobert was in line to win his second straight, however, Bam Adebayo quickly jumped into the picture with the shortest odds. Both players opened opposite sides of the odds board as Gobert opened at +340 odds while Bam had +1400. Where Bam does have the leg up on Gobert is that he has helped lead Miami to a top-5 defense in the league all season long.

Locked Up Player Futures

There are some player odds that have been all but decided already on legal betting sites including the Most Improved Player of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, and Rookie of the Year. The MIP has been locked up by Ja Morant -3000 odds having improved in every stat category from last season.

Evan Mobley is far ahead on the ROY odds at -900 having helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the sixth-best record in the east while averaging a near double-double.

As for the 6th Man of the Year race, Tyler Herro has taken control of the favored odds at -2000 and has not looked back. Herro is on a roll this season putting up 20.9 ppg, 4.8 ppg, and 3.8 apg.

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