- The Brooklyn Nets have +400 odds to win the NBA Finals.
- The Philadelphia 76ers have +700 odds to win the NBA Finals.
- The Los Angeles Lakers have +2500 odds to win the NBA Championship.
PHILADELPHIA – The NBA trade deadline is now in the rearview mirror and there were plenty of impactful trades that have shaken up the odds boards.
Following the trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets remained the favorites to win the NBA Championship with +400 odds on legal sports betting sites despite losing 10 games in a row.
2022 NBA Championship Odds
- Brooklyn Nets +400
- Phoenix Suns +450
- Golden State Warriors +500
- Milwaukee Bucks +700
- Philadelphia 76ers +700
- Miami Heat +1200
- Utah Jazz +1600
- Los Angeles Lakers +2500
- Memphis Grizzlies +2500
- Chicago Bulls +2800
Harden, Simmons Granted Trade Wishes
The highlight of the trade deadline was the blockbuster deal that ultimately sent James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons.
The Sixers have seen their NBA Finals odds shorten drastically going from +1200 down to +700. The major shift comes as James Harden, a former MVP averaging 22.5 ppg, is being paired with Joel Embiid, the MVP front runner (+300) currently putting up 29.4 ppg and 10.9 rpg.
A $100 bet on the Nets to win the title right now would profit $400 while the same bet on the Sixers pays out $700.
Trouble In Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the most-watched teams at the NBA trade deadline being that they sit with a 26-30 record and in ninth place in the Western Conference. Many have been quick to blame Russell Westbrook for their struggles which made many think that he would be on the move.
However, with no moves being made at the deadline and their focus now shifted on the buyout market, their NBA odds went from +1500 back to +2500 odds.
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