Nets championship odds skyrocket

When the latest #WojBomb dropped, bettors and bookmakers reacted.

At SportsBetting the Nets’ championship odds for the upcoming season went from 10/1 to 7/1 after large bets came in on Brooklyn following the report that James Harden could be joining Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. 

The move seems unlikely given the complexity of shedding enough players and cap space, but still, the sportsbook said it has to be careful just in case the next super team is formed. 

“We’re busy trading the NFL today, and then all of the sudden the NBA futures board starts lighting up with Nets bets,” Lenny Estrin, head linesman at SportsBetting said. “We took a significant amount of money on the Nets before we could change the odds. These reports normally never pan out, but we still have to limit our liability so we moved them down the list.”

The Nets have the same odds (13-2 or +650) as the Warriors, and they are the favorites to take the East with 5-2 odds. Milwaukee is second on the conference odds board.

On the other side of this coin, Houston has seen its title odds tumble. 

During the last week, the Rockets’ Finals odds went from 20-1 to 28-1. Their odds to win the Western Conference dropped from 12-1 to 14-1.

NBA Championship Odds
Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Los Angeles Clippers 11-2
Golden State Warriors 13-2
Brooklyn Nets 13-2
Milwaukee Bucks 7-1
Boston Celtics 14-1
Miami Heat 15-1
Toronto Raptors 16-1
Denver Nuggets 25-1
Philadelphia 76ers 25-1
Houston Rockets 28-1
Dallas Mavericks 28-1
Utah Jazz 33-1
Portland Trail Blazers 40-1
New Orleans Pelicans 50-1
Oklahoma City Thunder 80-1
Phoenix Suns 100-1
Atlanta Hawks 100-1
Indiana Pacers 100-1
San Antonio Spurs 100-1
Orlando Magic 125-1
Memphis Grizzlies 125-1
Washington Wizards 150-1
Minnesota Timberwolves 150-1
Sacramento Kings 150-1
Charlotte Hornets 200-1
Detroit Pistons 200-1
Chicago Bulls 250-1
Cleveland Cavaliers 250-1
New York Knicks 250-1

Eastern Conference Odds
Brooklyn Nets 5-2
Milwaukee Bucks 11-4
Boston Celtics 4-1
Miami Heat 5-1
Toronto Raptors 13-2
Philadelphia 76ers 9-1
Atlanta Hawks 35-1
Indiana Pacers 35-1
Orlando Magic 45-1
Washington Wizards 60-1
Detroit Pistons 80-1
Charlotte Hornets 80-1
Chicago Bulls 125-1
Cleveland Cavaliers 125-1
New York Knicks 125-1

Western Conference Odds
Los Angeles Lakers 5-2
Los Angeles Clippers 3-1
Golden State Warriors 7-2
Denver Nuggets 13-1
Houston Rockets 14-1
Dallas Mavericks 16-1
Utah Jazz 18-1
Portland Trail Blazers 25-1
New Orleans Pelicans 30-1
Oklahoma Thunder 50-1
Phoenix Suns 60-1
Memphis Grizzlies 70-1
San Antonio Spurs 70-1
Minnesota Timberwolves 90-1
Sacramento Kings 90-1

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