The Los Angeles Lakers were also heavy NBA favorites to win it all and they failed to even make the playoffs. Sports news about the NBA Playoffs is currently everywhere on the internet. What are the updated odds currently to win the 2022 NBA Championship?
Golden State Warriors +275
The Golden State Warriors are currently the new favorites to win the 2022 NBA Championship. It appears as if they are the Golden State of old when they went to five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015-2019 and won three NBA Championships.
Steph Curry is coming off the bench and he is scoring 30 points in his sleep. The emergence of Jordan Poole has helped this basketball team tremendously. They move the basketball with ease. Draymond Green continues to be the defensive anchor for this basketball team.
They have other role players on this basketball team that understand their assignments. The Golden State Warriors have a great culture in place thanks to head coach Steve Kerr. Golden State should end the series in Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets. However, if the Warriors face the number two seed Memphis Grizzlies in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, Memphis could give Golden State fits however though.
Boston Celtics +350
The Boston Celtics are now the second-best favorites to win the 2022 NBA Championship. Boston just swept away the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics played very good defense in that series and got easy baskets. Head coach Ime Udoka has done a great job galvanizing the troops.
They are going to have to earn their stripes in the second round of the NBA Playoffs assuming they play the defending champions the Milwaukee Bucks in the next round. Milwaukee has better defense and they also move the basketball which will be a challenge for the Celtics big time.
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart are the big three for this basketball team. Boston is a good basketball team, but they don’t feel like title contenders though.
Phoenix Suns +450
The Phoenix Suns have the third-best odds to win the 2022 NBA Championship despite the fact they don’t have Devin Booker for the next three to four weeks with a hamstring injury. The offense looks completely different without him. They miss his scoring big time. As good as Chris Paul is, he doesn’t have that scoring a bucket capability like Devin Booker does.
DeAndre Ayton has played very well for the Suns. He has played very well in this series against the New Orleans Pelicans up to this point. Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Cameron Payne, Jae Crowder, and others will need to hit their shots when called upon.
Their defense is not an issue because of the structure in place thanks to head coach Monty Williams. Assuming they get past the first round, the Phoenix Suns will be challenged big time in the second round of the NBA Playoffs potentially against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat +650
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat are currently the fourth-best favorites to win it all with these odds. Milwaukee is the defending NBA Champions and they are looking to go back-to-back. The Bucks are loaded with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis Jr., and Jrue Holiday.
Khris Middleton is injured, but Grayson Allen, Wesley Matthews, and Brook Lopez have stepped up big time. Mike Budenholzer is a very good head coach for this basketball team.
The Miami Heat have catalysts like Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, and Bam Adebayo. Erik Spolestra is one of the best coaches in the NBA.