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Warriors no longer favorites to win 2023 NBA title

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Just like that, the Warriors are no longer favorites to repeat as NBA champions.

Golden State opened the offseason as the odds-on favorite from most books to win another title in the upcoming season, but that has changed.

After a flurry of moves in free agency, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks have jumped to the top of the heap to win the title in 2023, per BetMGM.

Boston added the oft-injured, but very talented Malcolm Brogdon, who features to be an actual, bona fide point guard that they’ve missed.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, added former Jazz swingman Joe Ingles to their ranks.

Both teams kept their cores together while making those additions, while Golden State lost Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr.

That moved the Warriors from +550 and the favorites to +650, while both Boston and Milwaukee leapfrogged them at +550.

Below is the full list of current 2023 NBA Title odds from BetMGM:

  • Celtics: +550
  • Bucks: +550
  • Warriors: +650
  • Clippers: +650
  • Suns: +650
  • Lakers: +1100
  • Heat: +1100
  • 76ers: +1200
  • Nuggets: +2000
  • Mavericks: +2200
  • Grizzlies: +2500
  • Raptors: +3000
  • Nets: +3500
  • Timberwolves: +3500
  • Bulls: +4000
  • Pelicans: +4000
  • Hawks: +5000
  • Trail Blazers: +8000
  • Cavaliers: +10000
  • Knicks: +10000
  • Hornets: +12500
  • Jazz: +12500
  • Wizards: +25000
  • Pistons: +50000
  • Rockets: +50000
  • Pacers: +50000
  • Thunder: +50000
  • Magic: +50000
  • Kings: +50000
  • Spurs: +50000

You may notice the Nets, who were previously in the upper echelon, have dropped from +700 to +3500 in the wake of Kevin Durant’s trade request and the potential to also trade Kyrie Irving.

 

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