- The Milwaukee Bucks shortest odds of stage of elimination is at +130 in th second round of the playoffs.
- Milwaukee to be eliminated in the Conference Finals is next at +240.
- The Bucks currently have the second best odds to win the 2022 NBA title at +450.
The Milwaukee Bucks won the 2021 NBA championship as betting underdogs.
Milwaukee was a +160 bottom dog against the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the playoffs. They ousted the Nets 4-3 in their Best-of-7 series. Again, the Bucks were +160 betting underdogs to the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. They beat the Suns 4-2 to win their first NBA title since the 1970-71 season.
This year, however, one top NBA sportsbook says that the Bucks’ playoff run will be shorter.
How Will Things Play Out for the Bucks This Time?
How will things play out for the Bucks this time around?
Eliminated in Round 1 +750
Eliminated in Round 2 +130
Eliminated in Conf. Finals +240
Eliminated in Finals +575
Win the NBA championship +525
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) April 15, 2022
Online sportsbook BetOnline has recently opened a prop bet for the teams’ stage of elimination and according to the said betting site, the Bucks’ shortest odds is +130 in the second round. If the Bucks beat the Bulls in the opening round, they will face the winner of the series between the no. 2 Boston Celtics and no. 7 Brooklyn Nets, both daunting opponents.
The Bucks’ second-shortest odds is to fall in the Conference Finals at +240. Assuming Milwaukee gets past Boston or Brooklyn, their opponent in the Eastern Conference Finals will either be the Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, or the Atlanta Hawks. The third shortest odds is for the Bucks to win it all again at +525 while their odds to lose in the NBA Finals is the second-longest at +575.
Of course, the longest odds for the Bucks is to lose in the opening round which is currently listed at +750. Milwaukee is currently a massive -1400 favorite to beat the Bulls in the first round and a +180 to do so in five games. Milwaukee is also a -210 favorite to beat the Bulls by a margin of 2.5 games in their first-round series.
NBA Title Odds
NBA Title Odds ?
Who are you taking? ?
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) April 15, 2022
This season, Milwaukee opened with the third-best odds to repeat as NBA champions. Only the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers had shorter opening odds than them. Fast forward to April 15th, one day before the start of the 2022 Playoffs, the Bucks have the second-best odds to win the title at +450 with only the Suns having better odds than them at +275 via PointsBet USA.
Milwaukee also has the second-shortest odds at BetMGM at +550 with the Phoenix Suns listed at +260 ahead of them and the Boston Celtics after them at +750. Unibet, Foxbet, and Barstool Sportsbook all have the Suns at +260, the Bucks at +500, and the Celtics at +800.
At the FD Sportsbook, the Suns are at a shorter +250 odds while the Bucks are pegged at +485 there. The Caesars Sportsbook also has Phoenix listed at +250 while the Bucks are priced at +475. Milwaukee’s current championship price at Caesars is their shortest odds at the best NBA sportsbooks. If the oddsmakers are correct, we could be seeing a rematch of last season’s championship series. It remains to be seen though if we’ll have the same results.