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