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Clippers Have Real Chance To Take Pacific Division Title
There's no denying the Los Angeles Lakers are under a microscope. There's also no overlooking the fact that they continue to look like an organization that lacks any sort of blueprint for building a true contender. The Pacific Division is loaded with quality teams, but the Lakers sure haven't shown that they're one of them. The defending champion Warriors sit as the favorites at +175 on BetMGM to win it, with the Suns and Clippers coming in at +200, and the Lakers way down at +800, along with the always rebuilding Kings at a very distant +25000. The eventual NBA champion could come out of t...
The Atlantic Division Is The Most Difficult Division To Figure Out In The NBA
The Atlantic Division might be the most dysfunctional division in the NBA. The Celtics just suspended their coach for the season, the Nets have had drama all summer long, and the Knicks are, well, the Knicks, and as we know, there's always something going on at The Garden. This is one of the hardest divisions to handicap in the NBA. That being said, there's no denying the talent that we have not only with the Celtics or Nets but the Sixers as well. The question now becomes, who keeps it all together to win this division? First off, the Celtics have gone from a quiet, efficient offseason, ...
Northwest Division Comes Down To Nuggets Health This Season
Over the last four seasons, we've either had the Utah Jazz or Denver Nuggets at the top of the Northwest Division. Now, with the Jazz clearly in a full rebuild, the Nuggets come in as the favorite (-145 on BetMGM), with a new team vying for the crown in the Timberwolves. Denver brings back a healthy roster that can compete for a title, while Minnesota (+150), looking to build on last year's momentum, added Rudy Gobert in the offseason, increasing the expectations on an already growing young roster. The Nuggets had back-to-back playoffs where Nikola Jokic had to carry this team by himself, ...
Hawks Offseason Could Lead To Southeast Division Title
The NBA's Southeast division looks more and more like a two-team race for the 2022-23 season. The Heat and the Hawks are expected to be playoff teams and both were part of the 10 in the conference that won at least 43 games last year. Why should we look at it as just those two teams? Well, the Hornets, Wizards and Magic may find themselves on the outside of the playoffs looking in, which makes this division most likely a Hawks and Heat chase. We talking division winners here, not the play-in tournament, so we just have to be realistic. After winning 51 games last year and taking the No. ...
Southwest Division Loaded With Young Talented Teams
The Southwest division is loaded with young, talented teams. From the faster-than-expected rise of the Grizzlies (favorites at +105 on FanDuel), to the surprise Western Conference Finals birth for the Mavericks (+145), or even the complete 180 done by the Pelicans (+350) after their 1-12 start, last season showed us there's a bright future in the NBA coming from this division. The question of course now rests on whether the Grizzlies can repeat as champs, or one of these other teams can overtake them. Memphis and their 56 wins last year propeled them to the top of the odds here, and it's n...
Cavaliers Look To Steal Central Division Title Away From Bucks
The Central Division is the Milwaukee Bucks' to lose, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy. The Cavaliers went out and made a huge splash adding Donovan Mitchell, and quite honestly, the roster they've put together has a brighter long-term future. But, when it comes to the 2022-23 NBA season, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee are still the team that everyone else is chasing not just in the division, but in the Eastern Conference. Since the 2017-18 season, no team has won more games than Milwaukee (257), and we could honestly argue that having a healthy Khris Middleton in their seven-game ...
Kawhi Leonard A Strong Value Play For 2022-23 Defensive POY
The Clippers come into the 2022-23 NBA season with renewed title hopes. After winning just 42 games last year, they have a roster that's expected to start the season fully healthy again, and the potential for a deep playoff run looms. The return of Kawhi Leonard without a doubt contributes to these high hopes the most, and his ability to dominate on both ends of the court has been a key missing asset for this organization. For all the talk about his MVP market, let's also remember he's a two-time defensive player of the year, and his value on the DPOY odds board at +6600 to win it again is ...
The Pistons Are A Potential Deep Sleeper In The Eastern Conference
The Eastern Conference is as deep as it's been in years in the NBA, and after coming off of a season where ten teams had at least 43 wins, we can expect a similar result this coming season. That being said, there's no guarantees the same teams will see similar success, and there's always room for at least one surprise like we had last season. If we're looking for a deep sleeper to make the playoffs, why not consider the Detroit Pistons? Last season, the Timberwolves went from 23 wins to 46, while the Cavs doubled their win total from 22 to 44, so it's clearly possible. Detroit, coming off...
Healthy Clippers No Longer Have Hollow Title Expectations
The NBA offseason, as usual, was loud. From trade requests to questions about certain stars' futures,, we got what was expected this summer. With NBA Training Camp closing in though, the noise continues to surround teams like the Lakers and the Nets, while more realistic title contenders have been quietly rolling along with nothing but basketball on their minds. That narrative certainly rings true for the Clippers, who at +700 sit tied for the fourth-best odds to win the NBA title on BetMGM, with a squad that comes in at full strength for the 2022-23 season. Those odds aren't unreasonable ...
Celtics Suddenly Face Season Full of Questions
The Boston Celtics went from a quiet, efficient offseason, to a complete mess right before the start of Training Camp. With head coach Ime Udoka suspended for the season, and maybe their most important piece defensively in Robert Williams now set to miss 8-12 weeks after knee surgery, the favorites to win the East (+260) and the NBA title (+500) on BetMGM suddenly have an uphill battle, even with their odds sitting the way they are. Putting aside what we do and don't know about the Udoka situation off the court, we can at least take one solid leap of faith given the circumstances and feel p...
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