Updated 2022 NBA Title Odds: Brooklyn Nets Still Favorites as Training Camp Approaches

With the regular season fast approaching, the Action Network Staff previews the updated NBA title odds, including which teams have made moves since the summer.

Summer is quickly coming to an end, NBA training camps are fast approaching and the regular season is right around the corner.

With about 30 days to go until the league’s 75th season, let’s take a look at the teams with the best odds to win this season’s NBA title.

2022 NBA Title Odds

Odds as of Sept. 16 via DraftKings

Team Odds
Nets +220
Lakers +380
Bucks +900
Warriors +1000
Suns +1600
Jazz +1700
76ers +1800
Clippers +2200
Nuggets +2200
Mavericks +2500
Heat +2800
Hawks +3500
Celtics +4000
Trail Blazers +6000
Bulls +7000
Pelicans +9000
Grizzlies +9000
Knicks +9000
Pacers +10000
Hornets +10000
Raptors +15000
Wizards +18000
Timberwolves +25000
Spurs +25000
Kings +25000
Pistons +50000
Cavaliers +50000
Rockets +50000
Thunder +50000
Magic +50000

Entering free agency in early August, the Brooklyn Nets were the title favorites (+200 at the time) followed by the Los Angeles Lakers who were +400. Since then, the Lakers have made several moves, including officially acquiring point guard Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster trade with the Washington Wizards.

Neither that trade, nor subsequent signings by L.A. moved the Lakers ahead of the Nets on the oddsboard as they are still listed behind Brooklyn. The reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks (+900) are the only other team with odds inside 10-1 followed by the Warriors (10-1) and the Western conference winning Phoenix Suns (16-1).

The Chicago Bulls stand out among teams that made a splash this summer by adding Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls saw their title odds move from 100-1 ahead of free agency to 70-1 where they currently stand ahead of training camp.

The Dallas Mavericks’ title odds also jumped from 28-1 to 25-1 despite a relatively quiet offseason. The Mavs poached 3-and-D specialist Reggie Bullock from the New York Knicks at the start of free agency but, more importantly, will have Luka Doncic back after a stellar individual performance in the 2020 Olympics.