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Brooklyn Nets open NBA Playoffs as favorites over Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers

With the NBA playoff field nearly finalized, the Brooklyn Nets are the favorites over the Lakers and Clippers.

The Nets are +210 ahead of the defending champion Lakers (+500) and Clippers (+600), with the Los Angeles teams nearly even in the odds to win the Western Conference.

The Lakers are playing for the No. 7 seed in the play-in format against the Golden State Warriors. Led by scoring champion Steph Curry, Golden State is +16000 to win the title.

Utah is even with the Clippers at +600. The Jazz expect Donovan Mitchell (ankle) to play in their first-round series.

After the Milwaukee Bucks (+800) and Philadelphia 76ers (+800), there’s a steep dropoff to the next set of contenders. The Bucks open the playoffs with a series against reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami.

The Heat have +3000 odds to win the championship.

NBA championship odds:
Nets +210
Lakers +500
Clippers +600
Jazz +600
Bucks +800
76ers +800
Suns +2400
Heat +3000
Nuggets +3600
Mavericks +4200
Trail Blazers +5500
Hawks +10000
Knicks +12000
Celtics +13000
Warriors +16000
Grizzlies +19000
Hornets +25000
Pacers +25000
Spurs +25000
Wizards +25000

(Odds courtesy of FanDuel and accurate at the time of publication. Subject to change)

–Field Level Media