2023 NBA Championship Odds: Warriors Tabbed as Early Favorite Over Celtics and Nets on FanDuel Sportsbook
By Larry Rupp
The Golden State Warriors showed the NBA world that the dynasty is still going strong when they captured their fourth NBA championship in the last eight years on Thursday night. The start of the next season may be months away, but it is never too early to take a peak at some future odds.
With their core still intact for next season, it's no surprise to see Golden State top the 2023 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. The Warriors have odds set at +460 as head coach Steve Kerr looks to run it back behind the veteran trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
The Los Angeles Clippers (+850) and Phoenix Suns (+950) are viewed as the Warriors' top competition in the Western Conference. Of course, LA should get star player Kawhi Leonard back from injury and Phoenix is coming off a season in which it posted a franchise-record 64 wins.
As for the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics reign supreme at +650 odds, followed closely behind by the Brooklyn Nets (+700) and Milwaukee Bucks (+750). It'll be interesting to see if Boston's Finals loss provides them with motivation to come back stronger during the 2022-23 season.
Here's a look at the rest of the 2023 NBA Championship odds, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
2023 NBA Championship Odds
1. Golden State Warriors (+460)
2. Boston Celtics (+650)
3. Brooklyn Nets (+700)
4. Milwaukee Bucks (+750)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (+850)
6. Phoenix Suns (+950)
7. Miami Heat (+1500)
8. Philadelphia 76ers (+1600)
9. Denver Nuggets (+1700)
10. Dallas Mavericks (+1900)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (+1900)
12. Los Angeles Lakers (+2600)
13. New Orleans Pelicans (+4500)
14. Utah Jazz (+4800)
15. Toronto Raptors (+6000)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (+6500)
17. Chicago Bulls (+6500)
18. Atlanta Hawks (+8500)
19. Charlotte Hornets (+12000)
20. Cleveland Cavaliers (+12000)
21. Portland Trail Blazers (+13000)
22. New York Knicks (+14000)
23. San Antonio Spurs (+21000)
24. Washington Wizards (+24000)
25. Indiana Pacers (+40000)
26. Sacramento Kings (+40000)
27. Oklahoma City Thunder (+50000)
28. Orlando Magic (+50000)
29. Houston Rockets (+50000)
30. Detroit Pistons (+50000)
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