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DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Atlantic Division Odds and Lines
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Atlantic Division Odds and Lines
The NBA’s Atlantic division is pretty stacked, featuring the title favorites in the Nets, along with some other fringe contenders, or at least perennial playoff squads. With a lot of hungry teams in this division looking to breakthrough in the Eastern Conference, let’s dive in on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Author(s): Julian Edlow. Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Pacific Division Odds and Lines
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Pacific Division Odds and Lines
The 2021-22 NBA Season should be an interesting one in the Pacific Division, a division that has each of the top four betting favorites in the Western Conference, and four of the top seven for the NBA Championship. The Phoenix Suns are the reigning divisional champs, capitalizing on a regular season in which most of their divisional opponents dealt with a significant amount of injuries from start to finish. The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors have both gotten healthier and made some key additions, while the Los Angeles Clippers are actually down to fourth in the DraftKings Sportsbook betting odds largely due to the absence of Kawhi Leonard to begin the season. There isn’t a lot separating these teams, however, as the win totals range from 51.5 to just 45.5 in this group on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Author(s): mmeiselman. Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Southeast Division Odds and Lines
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Betting Preview: Southeast Division Odds and Lines
The NBA’s Southeast division is expected to feature a clear top two between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are the defending division champs, but the Heat are slight favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the crown this season. They won the division in 2019-20 and made one of the biggest acquisitions of the offseason.
Author(s): Matt LaMarca. Photo by Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

2021 NBA Odds and Betting

The 2021-2022 NBA season is scheduled to start on Tuesday Oct. 19, with the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets in a rematch from last year’s NBA Playoffs. It’ll be part of a double-header, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Golden State Warriors in what should be a substantially hyped game as Russell Westbrook debuts for the Lakers and Klay Thompson returns to the court for the Warriors. The four teams playing on opening night are actually the four favorites for this year’s NBA Championship, with the Nets at +200, the Lakers at +400, the Bucks at +900, and the Warriors at +1100.

The defending champion Phoenix Suns are just +1700 to repeat in the 2021-2022 season, and they have only the sixth best line despite winding up on top in 2020-2021. The Suns are in the NBA’s Pacific Division, along with the Lakers, Warriors, and the Los Angeles Clippers, and it’s a division that has four of the top seven teams in the NBA in terms of championship betting odds. By contrast, their finals opponent from last season has a much easier divisional road, as the Bucks are -900 to win the Central Division.

Last year’s MVP trophy went to Nikola Jokic, but he opens 2021-2022 at just +1500 to repeat, with Luka Doncic sitting atop as the favorite at +380. Doncic is followed by Kevin Durant at +600, Joel Embiid at +700, and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Steph Curry who are both +900. For Rookie of the Year, first overall pick Cade Cunningham is the favorite at +250, but the number two selection Jalen Green is close behind him at +275. The opening favorites for Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player are Jordan Clarkson at +500 and Michael Porter Jr. at +900. For Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons are nearly co-favorites at +340 and +350.


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