NBA title odds: Nets open playoffs favored 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.

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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)

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