1. Nets to win 2021-22 championship (+225)
We don’t typically like picking the favorites, but WynnBET is offering pretty solid value to bet the Nets to win it all this year. Brooklyn checks in at +225 (bet $100 to win $225), which is a big jump from the second-placed Lakers (+450).
Did the Nets look good on Tuesday? No, but let’s remember a lot of new faces have joined the rotation. They also went up against the defending-champion Bucks, who have years of roster continuity and wanted to put on a show for their fans…on ring night.
The Nets’ roster is arguably 12 deep, so it’s going to take time for Steve Nash to figure out which lineups work best together. Training camp and a handful of preseason games, in which their biggest stars didn’t even play, isn’t nearly enough time to work through these growing pains.
It’s one game, and Durant and Harden looked to be in mid-season form. The Nets have the requisite star-power and depth to win it all. As long as Durant and Harden stay healthy, this bet is as safe as it gets, but jump on it now while they look out of sync, because their odds could increase once they start churning out wins.