The Atlanta Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since the 2014-15 season. While this is a huge step for the franchise, oddsmakers are not too optimistic for Atlanta to finish the season with an NBA title as the biggest longshot among the four remaining teams.
The Hawks finished the regular season with a 41-31 overall record for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. They had been absent from the playoffs since the 2016-17 season and made quick work of the New York Knicks in five games in Round 1. Atlanta prevailed in a thrilling seven-game series over the Philadelphia 76ers to reach the conference finals.
Atlanta Hawks odds to win NBA championship: +1100
The Hawks have the worst odds to win the NBA championship of any team still competing in the conference finals at +1100. Meanwhile, the Bucks are the betting favorites to win it all with +100 odds. For Atlanta to pull off consecutive series upsets and make a run for the title, they will likely need another scorer to emerge outside of Trae Young. He is averaging 29.1 points per game in the postseason, and nobody on the roster is going for 14 or more.
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