The Brooklyn Nets head into the 2022-23 NBA season after a disappointing playoff run a season ago and tumultuous offseason. Here’s a look at some of the Nets futures odds and playoff props for the year.
The Brooklyn Nets enter the 2022-23 NBA season with their eyes on making a run to the NBA Finals. After a disappointing playoff run last year, the Nets weathered a tumultuous offseason of trade demands. As the league readies to tip off its 77th season this week, the Nets futures odds and playoff props remain popular wagers at many New York sportsbooks.
After all the coaching changes, trade demands, and roster moves, the 2022-23 NBA Championship odds look very similar to that initial release. Each of the last five seasons have ended with a new NBA champion, and no team has repeated as title winners since the Warriors did so in 2018 and 2019. While the Nets have made a few Finals appearances, the franchise still seeks its first NBA Title. That said, Brooklyn stands among the betting favorites for next season.
Here’s a look at some of the best odds for Nets futures and playoff props ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season.
Nets Futures: Win Totals
The Brooklyn Nets finished last season with a 44-38 record and ultimately lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs. In part because of roster instability and the unavailability of its primary stars, the Nets posted the second-worst cover percentage last season, going 33-52-2 against the spread. That said, Brooklyn boasted a 29-13 mark against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more during the regular season.
Heading into the 2022-23 season, most sportsbooks set Brooklyn’s win total at 50.5, with FanDuel setting the highest mark (51.5) and PointsBet the lowest (49.5). This Nets futures wager remains one of the most compelling considering the returning stars and the offseason additions.
The enter the season with the 12th most difficult schedule based upon their opponents’ combined win total last season (3374). Their divisional schedule checks in as the fourth most difficult slate according to the combined win total last year (748) from their Atlantic Division opponents.
50 of Brooklyn’s 82 games comes versus teams with winning records last season, including 23 contests against squads that finished with at least 50 victories in 2021-22. Only 14 games on their schedule come against teams with 26 or fewer victories a season ago.
Nets Futures: Playoff Props
The Nets flamed out in last season’s playoffs, suffering a first-round sweep at the hands of Atlantic Division rival Boston. Despite an offseason marked with roster uncertainty, Brooklyn’s playoff odds remain one of the most active Nets futures wagers on the board. While the Nets stand among playoff favorites, some bettors anticipate another meltdown for this season.
BetMGM lists the Nets to make the playoffs at -3000, with the other sportsbooks going between -1250 and -2000.
The NBA’s Atlantic Division expects to be one of the most tightly contested races for the year. Most sportsbooks favor the Celtics to win the division crown, with Brooklyn and the Philadelphia 76ers trailing in the odds. DraftKings lists the Nets with their second-shortest Atlantic Division odds (+185). Both BetMGM and BetRivers list Brooklyn at +230 to win the Atlantic.
The Nets Eastern Conference championship futures market also provides favorable odds. Brooklyn checks in second or third on the board at each sportsbook, with its best odds coming at BetRivers (+400). DraftKings provides +330 odds for the Nets to win the conference, while BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel and PointsBet list +350 odds.
Nets Futures: 2022-23 NBA Championship Odds
The Brooklyn Nets stand among the 12 franchises that have never won an NBA championship. The Nets have been among the contenders for the title since landing Kevin Durant in 2019, but injuries and inconsistencies have kept them from hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy.
The Nets opened among the contenders with solid 2022-23 NBA Championship odds, getting +750 at most sportsbooks. But following trade demands from both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn faded across the board to +5000. But after months of uncertainty surrounded their two stars, Irving opted-in on his contract and Durant announced he would remain with the club.
Those declarations shot Brooklyn back up the board in August.
Now, the Nets enter the 2022-23 season among the contenders for the title. With their returning stars in tow, Brooklyn built up a solid roster of role players. The team added Royce O’Neale (Utah), Markieff Morris (Miami), and TJ Warren (Indiana) to beef up their frontline and expect sharpshooter Joe Harris back from injury. Former All-Star Ben Simmons is reportedly healthy and ready to go as well.
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Brooklyn should be in the mix with Boston and the Bucks this season, barring injuries to its top stars.