Can the great Nikola Jokic lead the Denver Nuggets to back-to-back NBA championships? We will find out about this in the season that is about to start, but the fight for the title in this season seems quite uncertain.
NBA starts 2023/24 season: championship odds
Last season, the NBA celebrated the first victory in Denver Nuggets history thanks to the performance of one of the most unconventional players ever. Nikola Jokic is the antithesis of the modern NBA playerThis often makes athletics its hallmark. Instead, the Serbian center prevailed with unparalleled class and basketball IQ and took Denver to heaven.
But that’s always very difficult to repeat, and in fact, Denver is only the third favorite to win, despite having almost the same roster as the winner. SNAI* odds for NBA betting Nuggets’ second success at 5.50. Ahead of the Colorado team are the two Eastern Conference teams, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, with ratings of 4.50 and 4.75, respectively.
It’s interesting that the East finalists Miami Heat are only considered big surprises at 25 years old. However, after the Nuggets in the West, the most creditable name for the final victory was the Phoenix Suns. The Arizona team did everything, because Durant is not immortal: I took Beal and Nurkic to the super five with Booker and odds 6.75.
From Lillard to the “old” Lebron: the most anticipated
What about the Los Angeles Lakers? The world’s most popular team is coming off a surprise conference final Lebron James is ready for the twenty-first season from pro e break new records and a solid staff. The champion Lakers have 12. On the other side of Los Angeles are the forever incomplete Clippers (18), interesting if they stay healthy.
But it goes without saying that the most anticipated this time is the Milwaukee Bucks. Deer They gave Giannis Antetokoumpo none other than Damian Lillardforming potentially the most lethal duo in the league. Actually, the Bucks are 4.50 favorites. At 4:75, the Celtics lost a key man in Smart but opted for Holiday and Porzingis to back up Tatum and Brown.
THE Golden State Warriors (13) They’re always at least potentially a berth in the finals, but Curry and co are getting older, too. Philadelphia (20) and Memphis (25) are heavily dependent on the fate of Harden and Morant; the first due to a potential sale and the second due to a 25-game suspension. So watch out for rookie Wembanyama, but Spurs are still a big surprise at 250 points.
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