Updated NBA Championship Odds Favor Celtics Over Bucks After Donovan Mitchell Trade on FanDuel Sportsbook
The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the world when they acquired Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz in a blockbuster deal on Thursday. Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and Ochai Agbaji, along with three draft picks and two pick swaps, went the other way in a move that shows the Cavaliers are all-in on pursuing a championship.
Mitchell's top-tier scoring ability undoubtedly makes Cleveland a better team. The 25-year-old shooting guard averaged 25.9 points on .448/.355/.853 shooting in 67 games for the Jazz last year while also averaging 5.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game en route to a career-high 7.2 win shares.
Nevertheless, acquiring Mitchell wasn't enough to make Cleveland a championship favorite. Instead, FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds still have the Boston Celtics as +500 favorites to lift the 2023 trophy.
As for the Cavaliers, they're tied with the Minnesota Timberwolves at +3300 for the 13th-best title odds. While those odds are far from the best, Mitchell's presence has already had a significant impact on Cleveland's odds, which were at +12000 (T-No. 19) back in July.
While things can change before the 2022-23 season begins next month, here's a look at the rest of the updated NBA Championship odds.
NBA Championship Odds 2022-23
1. Boston Celtics (+500)
2. Milwaukee Bucks (+650)
3. Brooklyn Nets (+700)
4. LA Clippers (+700)
5. Golden State Warriors (+700)
6. Phoenix Suns (+1000)
7. Philadelphia 76ers (+1700)
8. Miami Heat (+1800)
9. Denver Nuggets (+2100)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (+2400)
11. Los Angeles Lakers (+2500)
12. Dallas Mavericks (+2700)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves (+3300)
14. Cleveland Cavaliers (+3300)
15. Toronto Raptors (+4500)
16. Atlanta Hawks (+5000)
17. Chicago Bulls (+5000)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (+5000)
19. New York Knicks (+12000)
20. Charlotte Hornets (+12000)
21. Portland Trail Blazers (+12000)
22. Washington Wizards (+20000)
23. Utah Jazz (+20000)
24. Sacramento Kings (+43000)
25. Oklahoma City Thunder (+50000)
26. Orlando Magic (+50000)
27. Indiana Pacers (+50000)
28. Houston Rockets (+50000)
29. San Antonio Spurs (+50000)
30. Detroit Pistons (+50000)
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