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2022 NBA Championship Odds Following Wild Day One of Free Agency Sees Lakers, Heat Make Big Jumps

Adam Taylor McKillop
The updated 2022 NBA Championship odds following wild day one of free agency sees big jumps from Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.
The updated 2022 NBA Championship odds following wild day one of free agency sees big jumps from Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. / Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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The first night of 2021-22 NBA Free Agency was a whirlwind, to say the least. Basketball fans around the world saw a number of NBA stars switching cities and uniforms and there's likely more to come.

But, with the fallout of day one of NBA free agency now in the rearview mirror, the updated 2022 NBA Championship odds are changing fast on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Odds to Win 2022 NBA Finals

FanDuel Sportsbook has released odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals, and the. Brooklyn Nets remain the early favorites with +220 odds. However, after a big day of adding veteran talent to the new super team in Los Angeles, the Lakers now own +370 odds (compared to +600). LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook added a number of veteran talents including the re-addition of center Dwight Howard.

Of the remaining teams, the Miami Heat probably enjoyed the best day one of NBA free agency. As many expected, the Heat lured championship-level point guard Kyle Lowry away from the Toronto Raptors. Lowry will now operate with Jimmy Butler and shooters galore while the Heat moved up to +1600 odds (compared to +3500).

Some other notable shakeups in the latest 2022 NBA Championship odds include the New York Knicks moving from +10000 odds to now +5000. Additionally, the Chicago Bulls added Lonzo Ball and improved their odds from +12000 to +6000.

Below is the full list of updated odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals.

2022 NBA Championship Odds

1. Brooklyn News (+220)

2. Los Angeles Lakers (+370)

3. Milwaukee Bucks (+800)

4. Golden State Warriors (+1100)

5. Utah Jazz (+1200)

6. Los Angeles Clippers (+1300)

7. Phoenix Suns (+1300)

8. Miami Heat (+1600)

9. Denver Nuggets (+1700)

10. Philadelphia 76ers (+1800)

11. Dallas Mavericks (+3000)

12. Boston Celtics (+3500)

13. Atlanta Hawks (+3700)

14. New Orleans Pelicans (+4800)

15. Portland Trail Blazers (+5000)

16. New York Knicks (+5000)

17. Chicago Bulls (+6000)

18. Toronto Raptors (+6000)

19. Memphis Grizzlies (+6500)

20. Indiana Pacers (+8000)

21. San Antonio Spurs (+10000)

22. Washington Wizards (+10000)

23. Charlotte Hornets (+11000)

24. Minnesota Timberwolves (+18000)

25. Sacramento Kings (+18000)

26. Houston Rockets (+25000)

27. Oklahoma City Thunder (+25000)

28. Cleveland Cavaliers (+25000)

29. Detroit Pistons (+25000)

30. Orlando Magic (+25000)


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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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