The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are now both out of the 2021 NBA Playoffs after the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Nets in Game 7 on Saturday night. The Nets and Lakers were the two favorites to win it all coming into the playoffs, but injuries ruined their chances. So, who now has the best odds to win the 2021 NBA championship?
That would be the Bucks at +155, according to BetOnline.ag. Milwaukee has a relatively healthy rotation outside of Donte DiVincenzo, who’s out for the season due to an ankle injury. The Bucks’ three stars in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are all good to go for right now, as is defensive anchor Brook Lopez, so let’s knock on wood that they stay healthy.
The Phoenix Suns are next in the NBA title odds line at +225. The Suns have dominated the playoffs since Anthony Davis went down against them in Round 1. In fact, they haven’t lost a game since that happened. However, Chris Paul’s positive COVID-19 test throws a wrench into the series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Speaking of the Clippers, they’re at +400. LA has displayed impressive resiliency in the playoffs and must continue to do so with Kawhi Leonard out. It’s unclear if Leonard is going to return after suffering a knee injury, and his status will certainly impact the title odds moving forward.
The Philadelphia 76ers (+425) and Atlanta Hawks (+2800) are bringing up the rear in NBA championship odds. The Sixers are the heavy favorite over the Hawks in Game 7, but Atlanta has already won two games in Philly in this series. The Hawks shouldn’t be counted out to win Game 7, but them winning it all is still a major long shot.
These NBA championship odds will change once Game 7 between the Sixers and Hawks is complete, so stay tuned.