Sportsbook Favors a Warriors vs Bucks Matchup in 2022 NBA Finals

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  • A Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors finals matchup is favored at +425 via the BetONline App.
  • The Phoenix Suns are a +575 to rematch the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2022 NBA Finals.
  • A Sixers vs Grizzlies finals showdown has the longest odds at +12000.

Ready for a Bucks vs Warriors championship series?

You better be because if our friends at SportsBetting.ag are correct, then that’s the 2022 NBA Finals matchup we’ll be watching.

According to the said online betting site, the odds for a Bucks vs Warriors finals showdown is at +425, the shortest odds for any combination of the remaining 8 teams in the playoffs.

Right now, both the Bucks and Warriors are 2-1 up on their respective second-round opponents with Game 4 for both series to be played on Monday night. The Bucks are a -165 betting favorite to win the series before Game 4 while the Warriors are a massive -1000 to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. Milwaukee is also the new +185 betting favorite to win the Eastern Conference while Golden State is the -110 chalk to win the West. The Dubs are the only team with minus money conference odds.

Warriors Back as Title Favorites

The Warriors are back as NBA title favorites a +200 via the BetOnline App after the Phoenix Suns lost to the Dallas Mavericks last weekend in Game 4 of their series. Of course, the odds are volatile and could swing to the Suns’ side after Monday’s games but right now, it’s Steph Curry’s Warriors on top of the championship mountain.

BetOnline bettors not only have the Warriors favored to face the Bucks in the Finals, but Golden State is also the Western Conference finalist in the top three favorite finals matchups at the said sportsbook. Second, on the list is Golden State facing the Miami Heat at +500 while a Warriors vs Celtics matchup is third at +525.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns are the West representatives in the 4th to 6th favorite exact finals matchup. A rematch of the 2021 NBA Finals between the Suns and Bucks is currently listed at +575. A matchup between the top seeds in the East and West in the Suns and Heat follows at +575. On the other hand, Phoenix facing the Boston Celtics is listed at +700.

The East is a Close Race

The Warriors versus Sixers are 7th at +1100 while Phoenix vs Philadelphia is 8th at +1400. That means that the Warriors and Suns are the only Western Conference representatives in the Top 8 favorite exact finals matchups. The same duopoly cannot be found in the East.

While the Bucks are the consensus favorites to win the Eastern Conference right now at +160, the Heat are listed at +225 while the Celtics are at +260. The team with the longest odds in the conference is the Sixers at +550, which is still isn’t too long at this stage of the season. The same cannot be said in the West where the Warriors are the minus money favorites at -110 and the Suns a close second at +140. The next team is Dallas and the Mavs are at +800, way much longer odds than the bottom team in the East.

The Sixers vs Grizzlies is the least favored exact finals matchup at +12500 odds. But remember that the Sixers are tied 2-2 with the Heat in their series and are just a slight +130 underdogs to win the series. The Grizzlies vs the Heat and Memphis vs Boston are both listed at +6600.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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