It doesn’t seem like it, but the 2021-22 NBA season is pretty much a quarter of the way finished. While most teams still have 60 or more games to play, it’s never too early to look ahead and predict who’ll win the 2022 NBA Championship. Any number of teams could make the case as to why they’re championship material, however, only one team can raise a championship banner after all is said and done.
As things stand, BetOnline is favoring the Brooklyn Nets to win this year’s NBA Finals at an impressive +275 odds.
When it was revealed that the Nets would be sitting Kyrie Irving due to his vaccination status, many thought that Brooklyn wouldn’t find the same success that the team saw last year. Nevertheless, that hasn’t been the case. As of Nov. 30, the Nets currently have a 14-6 record and sit first in the Eastern Conference by a game over the Chicago Bulls (+3300).
One thing that certainly helps is that Kevin Durant is playing at an MVP-quality level. He’s averaging 28.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists with .548/.411/.854 shooting splits and a .650 true shooting percentage. James Harden has also stepped up during Irving’s absence, averaging nearly a double-double per game with 20.3 points and 9.4 assists.
Overall, the Nets players are buying into head coach Steve Nash’s system and it's showing. Things could get tougher with Joe Harris being out for up to the next two months with an ankle injury, however, Brooklyn should remain in the championship conversation going forward.
2022 NBA Championship Odds Update
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, November 30
- Brooklyn Nets (+275)
- Golden State Warriors (+425)
- Milwaukee Bucks (+750)
- Phoenix Suns (+950)
- Utah Jazz (+950)
- Los Angeles Lakers (+1000)
- Miami Heat (+1200)
- Los Angeles Clippers (+2500)
- Philadelphia 76ers (+2500)
- Denver Nuggets (+2800)
- Atlanta Hawks (+3300)
- Chicago Bulls (+3300)
The full odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.
Warriors Championship Odds
The Golden State Warriors have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2021-22 season. Now, they have +425 odds to win the 2022 NBA Championship.
Last season, the Warriors finished with a 39-33 record and failed to make it through the Play-In Tournament. Fast forward to the current campaign and Golden State is the best team in the entire league with an 18-2 record through its first 20 games. Even without Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, the Warriors are averaging 114.0 points per game (2nd), while also having the best defense (100.4 PPG) as well.
The crazy thing is that it’s looking like the Warriors could be even more dangerous in the near future. Both Thompson and Wiseman have been assigned to the G-League to begin their rehabbing stint, with the former being clear to practice at 100%. Both men are important pieces of Golden State’s roster and it’ll be interesting to see just how much they elevate the Warriors beyond their current play.
If everything works out as it appears on paper, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Warriors as the NBA Championship favorites in the next update.
NBA Championship FAQ
Will the NBA Championship odds change?
Yes! Odds are always changing and can be affected by my injuries, trades and hot/cold streaks. With over 60 games to be played for each team, you can expect these odds to look different at the end of the season, let alone at the end of the week.
Are there other NBA markets to wager on?
Yes! Most online sportsbooks offer a variety of basketball markets, ranging from single-game events to individual award odds. If you’re an NBA fan, you’ll likely never run out of options.
How do I sign up for an online sportsbook?
It’s simple. You just have to choose a sportsbook that works for you and fill out the sign-up information. Once everything is filled out, you can add funds to your account and begin betting on any events of your choosing. Just be sure to research and figure out if the sportsbook you’re using is secure and well-trusted.