2023 NBA Championship odds: Warriors the betting favorite to win next year’s Finals

The 2021-22 NBA season officially ended on Thursday with the Warriors defeating the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win their fourth championship in the past eight years. Can they do it again, or will another team knock them off their throne? The early 2022-23 betting odds for the NBA Championship offer the ability to cash in if you have a strong feeling one way or another.

The Warriors opened this past season at +900 to win the 2021-22 NBA Finals, which were the third-lowest odds of an eventual NBA champion in the past five years. The ‘18-19 Raptors had the lowest odds recently at +1850.

Golden State’s odds shifted again throughout the regular season and in the playoffs. At the start of the postseason, the Warriors were 10/1 (+1000) to win the Finals. However, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green were able to defy the odds as a No. 3 seed and find themselves back into the winner circle.

Golden State is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA title next season at +562, per Vegas Insider. It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Warriors win the NBA title again, as they have their core intact and young players who will play significant roles next season. Below, we’ll look at a couple of our favorite pre-draft, pre-free agency value bets as we head into the offseason.

2023 NBA Championship odds

Odds courtesy of Vegas Insider

Team Odds
Warriors +562
Celtics +612
Nets +650
Clippers +675
Bucks +762
Suns +875
Heat +1400
Sixers +1450
Grizzlies +1450
Mavericks +1525
Nuggets +1675
Lakers +1900
Jazz +4250
Pelicans +4500
Bulls +5375
Raptors +5775
Timberwolves +6175
Hawks +7500
Cavaliers +9000
Hornets +11250
Trail Blazers +11875
Knicks +20000
Spurs +26250
Wizards +32500
Pacers +50000
Pistons +67500
Kings +76250
Thunder +87500
Magic +137500
Rockets +137500

2023 NBA Championship odds: Sleepers, values to win next year’s Finals

Denver Nuggets (+1675). The Nuggets could be a tremendous sleeper pick in the West next season to challenge the Warriors for the crown. Denver has the reigning two-time NBA MVP in Nikola Jokic and should have both Jamal Murray (left knee) and Michael Porter Jr. (back), who played a combined nine games.

If Murray and Porter Jr. are what they were before their injuries, Denver will be a force to be reckoned with. The Nuggets have the talent and depth (Aaron Gordon, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Bones Hyland) to be a top-three team in the Western Conference.

Philadelphia 76ers (+1450). Yes, they’ve struggled to consistently go deep in the playoffs, but with James Harden likely (?) returning next season to play alongside Joel Embiid, the Sixers have a shot to be playing next June.

An entire season (and offseason) of Harden and Embiid, coupled with the emergence of Tyrese Maxey, is enough for the Sixers to seriously contend in a tough Eastern Conference. Sixers GM Daryl Morey needs to upgrade the bench, but any team with a top-end MVP candidate has to be taken seriously.

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