2022 NBA Champion-Odds Power Rankings: Suns Reclaim The Throne


May 6, 2022

The NBA’s Postseason has been as entertaining as ever, with the second round now in full swing. As the games march on, let’s have a look at the league’s power rankings courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Top 10 (Based on FanDuel NBA Finals Odds)

1) Phoenix Suns (+200)

Devin Booker and Chris Paul are healthy, which is bad news for the rest of the remaining playoff teams. Opening round struggles seem like a distant memory.

Lead Series 2-0; Up Next: Game 3 @ Dallas (Friday)

2) Golden State Warriors (+320)

Jordan Poole’s ascension has made the Dubs even more dangerous. Important games coming up at home in their series with the upset-minded Grizz.

Series Tied 1-1; Up Next: Game 3 vs. Memphis (Saturday)

3) Miami Heat (+450)

Kyle Lowry’s return is imminent – an obvious boost to a team that has still managed to win four straight playoff games without his services, as they’ve made light work of the Joel Embiid-less Sixers through two games.

Lead Series 2-0; Up Next: Game 3 @ Philadelphia (Friday)

4) Boston Celtics (+500)

Rebounded nicely from Sunday’s Game 1 loss, the C’s routed Milwaukee 109-86 despite the absence of Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart (thigh). Currently listed as probable, Smart should be back out there for Game 3.

Series Tied 1-1; Up Next: Game 3 @ Milwaukee (Saturday)

5) Milwaukee Bucks (+700)

Disappointing showing against the Celts in Game 2, but still managed to steal home court. Always a chance when the Greek Freak is on the floor.

Series Tied 1-1; Up Next: Game 3 vs. Boston (Saturday)

6) Memphis Grizzlies (+1900)

Earned a much-needed Game 2 victory over Golden State on Tuesday. Ja Morant has entered the superstar stratosphere, but Dillon Brooks’s suspension hurts their outlook for Game 3.

Series Tied 1-1; Up Next: Game 3 @ Golden State (Saturday)

7) Philadelphia 76ers (+4200)

There is a slight ray of hope that Embiid (face) returns for Game 3 against Miami. Philly clearly needs him, having lost the first two games of the series by a combined 30 points without their MVP.

Trail Series 2-0; Up Next: Game 3 vs. Miami (Friday)

8) Dallas Mavericks (+5500)

Far too reliant on Luka Doncic, the Mavericks have looked overmatched through two games against the NBA’s best Suns.

Trail Series 2-0; Up Next: Game 3 vs. Phoenix (Friday)

Team Odds
Phoenix Suns +200
Golden State Warriors +320
Miami Heat +450
Boston Celtics +500
Milwaukee Bucks +700
Memphis Grizzlies +1900
Philadelphia 76ers +4200
Dallas Mavericks +5500





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