The Milwaukee Bucks will be seeking their second NBA title in three seasons when they participate in the 2023 NBA playoffs. Milwaukee has been among the best teams in the league again this year, and it is the 3-1 favorite to win the 2023 NBA Finals. Boston (18-5) and Phoenix (19-4) are two of the other top 2023 NBA Finals contenders in the latest 2023 NBA futures odds at Caesars Sportsbook. Golden State has been a perennial contender for the NBA championship, but it is an 11-1 longshot on the NBA odds board.
The NBA championship odds will continue to shift as the season progresses, so now might be the best time to find value with your 2023 NBA Finals bets. Which teams should you include in your NBA futures? Before making any basketball picks or 2023 NBA futures bets, be sure to see the latest NBA predictions from the proven basketball model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2022-23 NBA season a stunning 70-36 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,900. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the SportsLine Projection Model has revealed its top 2023 NBA futures bets. You can head to SportsLine to see them.
One of the model’s top 2023 NBA futures picks: The Denver Nuggets have value at 7-1 to win the NBA Finals. They clinched the Northwest Division title for the third time in five seasons when they beat Detroit in the middle of March. Denver had lost four straight games prior to that victory, but it was able to get back on track with another winning streak at the end of March.
The Nuggets have proven that they can beat any team in the NBA, taking down the Bucks and 76ers in a two-game stretch in March to go along with a win over Memphis earlier in the month. They are led by star center Nikola Jokic, who is one of 13 players in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards. He is in the hunt for a third consecutive MVP this year, averaging a triple-double for a large portion of the season.
The top of the Eastern Conference is much stronger than the top of the Western Conference, with teams like the Bucks, Celtics and 76ers all in the mix. Denver has an easier route to the NBA Finals, especially with home-court advantage. That is one reason why the model has the Nuggets winning the title at a higher rate (13.2%) than their implied futures odds (12.5%). Head to SportsLine now to see the rest of the SportsLine Projection Model’s best NBA futures bets.
The model also says one team wins it all 25% of the time, and it has identified a massive longshot higher than 300-1 that brings strong value. You can see all of the model’s top 2023 NBA futures picks here.
Which 2023 NBA futures odds should you target? Which longshot could lead to a massive June payday? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2023 NBA futures bets from SportsLine’s proven basketball model.
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