Bucks NBA Finals Odds Continue to Plummet Following Game 2 Loss
The Milwaukee Bucks have not looked like themselves in the NBA bubble. They went 3-5 in their eight seeding games, dropping games to teams like the Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies. Most assumed Milwaukee would flip the proverbial switch in the postseason, but that just hasn't happened. Including the playoffs, Milwaukee is still just 7-8 since the season restarted.
Now trailing, 2-0 to the Miami Heat in the second round, the Bucks' odds to win the NBA Finals have fallen dramatically, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Entering the NBA Playoffs, Milwaukee was the title favorite at +260. Giannis Antetokounmpo's club has since fallen to +700, tying the Bucks for the fourth-best odds to win it all alongside the Heat.
The Los Angeles Clippers (+230), Los Angeles Lakers (+290) and Boston Celtics (+500) have all seen their odds improve accordingly.
Boston is now just to wins away from a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals, while both Los Angeles yet to begin their second-round series. The Houston Rockets (+1100), Toronto Raptors (+1900) and Denver Nuggets round out the rest of the teams still in the hunt.
Unless Milwaukee turns it around, the top-seeded Bucks could be looking at an early exit.
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