Looking at every division, conference favorite – NBC Chicago



Bulls have second-best odds to win Central Division originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

With the 2022 NBA Summer League coming to an end in Las Vegas, all eyes are now on the start of the regular season.

The first pre-season game won’t take place until the end of September, but the squad rosters are coming together, barring any major trades (*cough cough* Kevin Durant).

So which teams are favored to win their respective divisions and conferences? Let’s take a quick look, with all the odds provided by our betting partner, PointsBet:

Who is the favorite to win the Central Division in 2022-23?

The Milwaukee Bucks led by Giannis Antetokounmpo are favorites to win the Central Division for the fifth consecutive season in 2022-23, with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers tied for second place. Here’s how the odds pan out:

  • Milwaukee Dollars: -550
  • Chicago Bulls: +550
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: +550
  • Detroit Pistons: +10000
  • Indiana Pacers: +15,000

Who is the favorite to win the Southeast Division in 2022-23?

The miami heat are favorites to win the Southeast Division for the second year in a row, but they will have competition from another team. Here’s how the odds line up:

  • Miami Heat: -140
  • Atlanta Hawks: +140
  • Charlotte Hornets: +1200
  • Washington Wizards: 1400
  • Orlando Magic: +50000

Who is the favorite to win the Atlantic Division in 2022-23?

fans of the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, brooklyn nets and the Toronto Raptors will have to wait to find their chances of winning the division. PointsBet currently does not have odds for the Atlantic Division.

Who is the favorite to win the North West Division in 2022-23?

The Utah Jazz have won the Northwest Division for two consecutive years, but they are not expected to make it three. Here’s how this division stacks up:

  • Denver Nuggets: -115
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: +130
  • Portland Trail Blazers: +700
  • Utah Jazz: +2000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: +10000

Who is the favorite to win the Pacific Division in 2022-23?

Phoenix has won the Pacific Division title the past two seasons, but a certain franchise is favored to win its first-ever division crown. Here is how this group is formed:

Who is the favorite to win the South West Division in 2022-23?

Following the emergence of the Memphis Grizzlies last year, they are favored to repeat in 2022-23. Here’s how the final split should go:

  • Memphis Grizzlies: -115
  • Dallas Mavericks: +150
  • New Orleans Pelicans: +375
  • San Antonio Spurs: +25,000
  • Houston Rockets: +50,000

Who is the favorite to win the Eastern Conference in 2022-23?

Fresh off their 10th conference title in franchise history last season, the Celtics are favorites to repeat. Here are the full odds for all 15 Eastern Conference teams for 2022-23:

  • Celtics: +250
  • Dollars: +275
  • Heat: +550
  • 76ers: +600
  • Nets: +700
  • Raptors: +1400
  • Bulls: +1800
  • Falcons: +2200
  • Horsemen: +4000
  • Knicks: +4000
  • Hornets: +7000
  • Wizards: +15000
  • Pistons: +25000
  • Pacers: +25000
  • Magic: +25000

Who is the favorite to win the Western Conference in 2022-23?

Despite coming off the NBA Finals, the Warriors are not the favorite team in the Western Conference. Instead, it’s a divisional enemy. Here is an overview of the odds for the 15 teams:

  • Mowers: +325
  • Warriors: +350
  • Suns: +400
  • Lakers: +600
  • Nuggets: +1000
  • Mavericks: +1200
  • Grizzlies: +1200
  • Timber Wolves: +1500
  • Pelicans: +1800
  • Pioneers: +5000
  • Jazz: +8000
  • Kings: +15000
  • Rockets: +25,000
  • Thunder: +25,000
  • Spurs: +25000

Editor’s note: All ratings are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our official sports betting partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking on our links.