The second round of the 2022 NBA playoffs begins Sunday, May 1 with a doubleheader on ABC featuring the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. TNT’s Monday doubleheader features the remaining four teams in the second round, which are the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks.
Here’s a look at each team’s title odds entering the second round, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Odds to win 2022 NBA Championship ahead of second round
Phoenix Suns: +290
Golden State Warriors: +300
Boston Celtics: +330
Miami Heat: +550
Milwaukee Bucks: +900
Memphis Grizzlies: +1300
Dallas Mavericks: +2200
Philadelphia 76ers: +3000
There’s a clear hierarchy in this list. The Suns, Warriors and Celtics are viewed, rightfully, as the best teams remaining. The Heat are in the next group and could move up if both Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler come back healthy. The Bucks are contenders to move up as well depending on the health of Khris Middleton.
The Grizzlies, Mavericks and 76ers are considered longshots to win the title, with the last team suffering the worst injury news. If Joel Embiid is able to return, expect Philadelphia’s odds to increase.
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