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NBA Finals Odds: Nets Slipping as Favorites After Kyrie Irving Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Brooklyn Nets have slipped in the odds to win the NBA Finals after Kyrie Irving's injury.
The Brooklyn Nets have slipped in the odds to win the NBA Finals after Kyrie Irving's injury. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The Brooklyn Nets have been viewed as a favorite to win the NBA Finals all season. After the Los Angeles Lakers' injury troubles, Brooklyn took over at the top of NBA futures odds on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the title. But they've started to slip following Sunday's developments.

An ankle injury to star point guard Kyrie Irving forced him to miss the remainder of the pivotal Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. With James Harden also sidelined, Nets forward Kevin Durant didn't have enough support, and Milwaukee tied the series 2-2.

The Nets' injury situation puts their status as favorites in doubt.

Nets Finals Odds

Brooklyn stood strong at +135 odds to win the Finals on June 11 with a 2-1 series lead. Now tied at 2-2 and Irving potentially sidelined, the Nets' odds have fallen to +270.

The Utah Jazz (+300) are right on Brooklyn's heels for the best odds to win the NBA championship, and the Milwaukee Bucks have jumped from +1000 to +480 after Sunday's game.

This series now heads back to Brooklyn for a crucial Game 5. The Bucks are 2.5-point road favorites in that matchup with Irving's injury status uncertain.

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