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Check out the latest NBA championship odds for the 2021-22 campaign and get our expert’s analysis of the best teams leading the competition.

The Phoenix Suns are the leading contender to avenge its Finals loss last season and hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy this season. However, the Nets, Warriors, Bucks, and 76ers also find themselves at +1000 or shorter to win this year’s championship.

2021-22 NBA Championship Odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM. Correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

Team Future Odds
Phoenix Suns +320
Brooklyn Nets +550
Golden State Warriors +650
Milwaukee Bucks +650
Philadelphia 76ers +800
Miami Heat +1000
Boston Celtics +1400
Utah Jazz +1800
Memphis Grizzlies +2200
Denver Nuggets +2500
Dallas Mavericks +2800
Chicago Bulls +4000
Cleveland Cavaliers +8000
Los Angeles Clippers +8000
Minnesota Timberwolves +8000
Los Angeles Lakers +10000
Toronto Raptors +10000
Atlanta Hawks +15000
Charlotte Hornets +25000
New Orleans Pelicans +25000
San Antonio Spurs +50000
New York Knicks +75000
Portland Trail Blazers +75000
Sacramento Kings +75000
Washington Wizards +75000
Oklahoma City Thunder +100000

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Favorites to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship

The Suns had the fifth-best price in the season-opening futures market, but strong recent form has seen them move to the top. Phoenix is ​​on a five-game winning streak and has only dropped two games in the last 10.

That said, a lot of those victories have come against sides far inferior to the Suns. In fact, in their last three played against teams with the eight best records in the league, head coach Monty Williams’ side is 1-2.

Bettors looking to back the Suns may benefit from waiting as all of their next five games are coming against teams currently in the top-six of its respective conferences. Plus, of their final nine games, only two come against teams in the bottom three of the two conferences.


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Phoenix Suns are the 2022 NBA Championship favorites
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are the 2022 NBA Championship favorites
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In evaluating other top futures prices, there are a few teams whom bettors may benefit from backing at this point in the season. The Nets, for one, play six of their final 10 games against teams currently ninth or worse in its respective conference, while the Warriors also play six of their last 10 against the same grouping.

Further, this may be the best price bettors see on the East-leading Miami Heat. Only one of their final eight contests comes against a top-four team in either conference before closing out the season with three straight against the Hornets, Hawks and Magic, all teams outside the top-eight in the Eastern Conference.

Finally, in terms of recent movement, the biggest transition belongs to the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers. On Feb. 10, the Lakers had the eighth-shortest odds to win this year’s championship, but a 3-7 record over its last 10 games has seen them drop to the 16th-shortest odds.

Other notable movers over that period include the Boston Celtics (14th to seventh), Chicago Bulls (ninth to 12th), and Minnesota Timberwolves (18th to 15th).

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