Nets open playoffs as favorites over Lakers, Clippers

With the NBA playoff field nearly finalized, the Brooklyn Nets are the favorites over the Lakers and Clippers.

The Nets are 210 ahead of the defending champion Lakers (500) and Clippers (600), with the Los Angeles teams nearly even in the odds to win the Western Conference.

The Lakers are playing for the No. 7 seed in the play-in format against the Golden State Warriors. Led by scoring champion Steph Curry, Golden State is 16000 to win the title.

Utah is even with the Clippers at 600. The Jazz expect Donovan Mitchell (ankle) to play in their first-round series.

After the Milwaukee Bucks (800) and Philadelphia 76ers (800), there’s a steep dropoff to the next set of contenders. The Bucks open the playoffs with a series against reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami.

The Heat have 3000 odds to win the championship.

NBA championship odds:

Nets 210

Lakers 500

Clippers 600

Jazz 600

Bucks 800

76ers 800

Suns 2400

Heat 3000

Nuggets 3600

Mavericks 4200

Trail Blazers 5500

Hawks 10000

Knicks 12000

Celtics 13000

Warriors 16000

Grizzlies 19000

Hornets 25000

Pacers 25000

Spurs 25000

Wizards 25000

(Odds courtesy of FanDuel and accurate at the time of publication. Subject to change)

–Field Level Media


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