2022 NBA Championship Odds for Top Contenders
2022 NBA Championship Odds for Top Contenders
We’ve been tracking the NBA championship odds for all 30 teams since they became available and have included the info below. The graphs on this page are generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.
2022 NBA Championship Odds
|Golden State Warriors||+100|
Odds as of May 20th at Caesars Sportsbook
[May 20] Miami failed to show up in Game 2 on South Beach, with the Celtics winning in blowout fashion. The Celtics are now back to the East’s favorite to win the title, at odds of +200
[May 19] The Warriors odds shortened further to +100 on the heels of a blowout Game 1 win against the Mavericks
[May 18] After a rousing second half comeback and 41 point performance by Jimmy Butler, the Heat have moved to the championship favorite in the East after taking a 1-0 series lead on the Celtics.
[May 15] Four teams remain after some monstrous Game 7 blowouts, including one of the worst losses in NBA history by the Phoenix Suns to Luka Doncic who ripped the soul out of the desert as Dallas advanced to the Western Conference Finals. They have the longest title odds of the four teams left, while the Celtics are the Eastern favorite despite being the lower seed against the Heat
[May 13] The Heat have eliminated the 76ers in six games, vaulting their odds to win the title as short as +380
[May 12] Following their dismal loss in Game 5 against the Grizzlies, the Warriors price has pulled even with the Suns at +220 on Caesars Sportsbook. The Bucks have also re-taken their place as the East’s top team after a stunning comeback win in Boston
[May 10] After their gritty win in Game 4 to send the series back to Boston at 2-2, the Celtics swapped places with the Bucks, as their championship odds moved to best in the Eastern Conference. The Warriors overcame a horrible first half shooting performance to take a 3-1 lead on Memphis, and shorten further as title favorites
[May 9] We’ve seen the biggest movement in the results of the Warriors-Grizzlies series, as GSW has a 2-1 lead and faces Memphis on Monday without Ja Morant on the floor due to injury. The Grizzlies odds have plummeted as a result. Despite losing both games in Dallas, Phoenix remains a short +275 price at Caesars Sportsbook
[May 4] After the Golden State loss in Game 2 to Memphis, the Suns have retaken the top spot as NBA title favorites
[May 3] The Suns dismantling of Dallas on Monday night (don’t get confused by the final score), shortened Phoenix’s odds to a tie with Golden State atop the board at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Mavs have now dropped to the bottom as long as 35-1
[May 2] After giving up Game 1 at home to the Warriors despite Draymond Green’s first half ejection, the Grizzlies title odds have slipped to worst in the field at +2500 on Monday morning
[April 29] With Devin Booker’s return and a series in Game 6 over the Pelicans, the Suns odds have reversed course and shortened back to +340 at Caesars – just behind the favorite Warriors, who are now +320
[April 28] Golden State’s odds shifted to +300 from +320 after defeating the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 to advance to the 2nd round of the Western Conference playoffs
[April 27] The Miami Heat are safely in to the 2nd round and saw their championship odds move to +600, while the Bucks and Warriors have a chance to join them with wins on Wednesday. Dallas has looked great with Luka Doncic back in the lineup, and their odds shortened to +2500 to +1600
[April 25] After taking a commanding 3-0 series lead, the Boston Celtics have shortened to +380 to win the NBA title as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been an unstoppable duo for the Nets defense. Brooklyn’s season has cratered, and their title odds have cratered to +8000
[April 22] The Bucks odds have taken a hit with Khris Middleton out indefinitely due to an MCL strain, fading to +850 behind both the Heat and Celtics in the East. Golden State is now as short as a +300 favorite as Jordan Poole’s breakout continued in a Game 3 win at Denver to take a 3-0 series lead
[April 21] Boston’s odds have shortened to 3rd best in the league as short as +600 at Caesars, chasing the Warriors at +375 who are now just behind the Phoenix Suns who have seen a small fade. With Devin Booker likely out for both games in New Orleans, the Suns NBA title odds now sit at +300
[April 19] Following the opening weekend of Playoff action, we’ve seen the odds shorten significantly on Golden State as they’ve demolished the Nuggets in two straight. They can be found as short as +500 to win the title. After losing a stunner at the buzzer in Boston on Sunday, the Nets have also seen their price slip to +1200
[April 14] Some major drops in the market happened over the past week, as the Mavericks odds took a major fade with Luka Doncic’s status unknown. The Bulls odds also plummeted to 10-1 with the world expecting them to be swept out of the postseason by the Bucks. Seeing the Celtics in the 1st round, Brooklyn’s championship odds also faded from +650 to +850 at Caesars Sportsbook
[April 11] The postseason is finally upon us, with the Play-In Tournament beginning tomorrow. Milwaukee has seen the most movement in their odds in the recent weeks, and are now as short as +475 to repeat as NBA Champs. The Suns remain significant favorites
[April 4] As Paul George has returned and there’s been a murmur Kawhi Leonard could join him in the postseason, the Clippers odds have shortened ahead of the Bulls at +5000
[March 28] With the calendar nearly turning over to April, the postseason is nearly upon us, and the Miami Heat are the biggest loser in the latest NBA Championship odds. Losers of four straight, they’ve fallen to 2nd in the East standings and also seen their title odds drop to +1200 at Caesars Sportsbook
[March 20} With Stephen Curry now out until at least the beginning of the postseason, Golden State has fallen to third in the odds as Brooklyn regains the 2nd spot (although they remain at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff picture).
[March 8] Despite currently sitting at 10th in the East, the Nets remain third in the odds at +600. The Celtics have won eight of their past ten and their odds are on the move, now as short as +1900
[February 17] Now a week removed from the trade deadline, the Suns and Warriors top the board as co-NBA title favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Celtics have also revived their title hopes, having won nine of ten and shortened to odds of +3000
[February 10, 1:30pm EST] Following the long rumored James Harden for Ben Simmons trade, the Sixers price has shortened in to the top five, now +650 at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Nets are still favorites – but have seen their price fall closer to the Warriors as Durant remains out with injury and Kyrie Irving still unable to play home games
[February 7] Despite currently riding a nasty eight game losing streak, the Nets remain favorites. The Suns have only lost twice in the calendar year and have shortened to +500, while the woeful Lakers remain in the top ten at 18-1 with moves likely coming to the roster this week
[January 25] The Grizzlies rise continues, and the Suns have now pulled in to a tie for third spot at odds of +700. The Lakers have seen their odds fade to +1700 as they struggle to stay above .500
[January 13] With the Grizzlies surging towards the top of the West, their odds have shortened to +4200
[January 3] The Warriors price continues to shorten, but with Kyrie Irving’s return imminent we could see odds shift signifcantly for the first time in months
[December 16] While we haven’t seen much movement in the top ten of the title odds, the Cavaliers have proven to be a real group capable of making the playoffs – and their title odds have shortened in to the second tier at +10000
[November 29] The Warriors continue their surge with the best record in the league, now the consensus secondary team in the NBA Championship odds
[November 16] As the Lakers hang around .500 awaiting the return of LeBron James, their odds have faded back to tier two of contenders, now +700 at FanDuel
[November 10] The Golden State Warriors hold the league’s best record as Steph Curry plays at an MVP level, and their odds have shortened as low +850 which you can find at FanDuel Sportsbook
[November 1] Vaulting off their win in Milwaukee Sunday night, the Jazz have jumped the Warriors and shortened to odds of +1000 at the FanDuel Sportsbook to win the title
[October 26] As the only undefeated team in the East remaining after surviving in Toronto on Monday night, the Bulls have seen their odds shorten to +4800. Buoyed by the addition of Kyle Lowry, Miami’s price has shortened as well
[October 19] As it’s still unknown how much Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons will play for their respective teams, the Bucks have seen their average odds shorten to +650
[October 12] With so much uncertainty around Kyrie Irvin’s season availability – the Nets odds have taken a slight fade to +230
[September 24] The 76ers odds are still holding despite Ben Simmons’ reported refusal to report to training camp, while the Nets have seen their average price shorten to +205
[August 31] With reports emerging that Ben Simmons will refuse to report to Sixers camp, Philadelphia’s odds remain unchanged
[August 4] As Kyle Lowry will be joining Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler on South Beach, the Heat saw the biggest move in the 2022 NBA title odds, now the second shortest team in the East at +1600.
[July 30] With the reported acquisition of Russell Westbrook to join AD and LeBron, the Lakers saw their price shorten from as long as +600 at some books to an average of +410 across the web. Arizona fanatics can find the Suns remaining strong contenders after re-signing Chris Paul, at average odds of +1400
[July 21] Despite Giannis closing out his first Finals to win in dominant fashion, the Bucks have only opened at +900 to win the title next season. The Brooklyn Nets are heavy +200 favorites at most NY sportsbooks, while LeBron & the Lakers are +525
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Five Past NBA Championship Winners
|2020||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2018||Golden State Warriors|
|2017||Golden State Warriors|
With their win in 2021, the Milwaukee Bucks broke a 49 season title drought – with Giannis Antetokounmpo now immortalized alongside Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Bucks lore.
NBA Teams That Have Never Won a Championship
|Los Angeles Clippers||14|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||8|
|New Orleans Pelicans||7|
After coming oh-so-close in the 2021 Finals by going up 2-0, the Phoenix Suns title drought has now extended to 30 appearances in the postseason without a title win. With Chris Paul likely returning to join Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton next season, the Suns may very well end that drought.
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