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2022-23 NBA Power Rankings: 9 Best Teams To Bet On

Now that the 2022-23 NBA season has almost completed the first half of the playoff, team rankings have changed. Player performances, number of wins and losses, and other conditions are some of the factors that either help the team go up or drag the down in the odds of winning the NBA title. 

Despite recent locker-room drama, the Golden State Warriors are the favorites to return to the finals after winning their fourth title in eight years. The Boston Celtics, who will continue playing without suspended head coach Ime Udoka, are once again serious contenders in the east.

On the other hand, there are a ton of other fascinating stories involving other contending teams, like the Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami. Hence, here are the best NBA teams to bet and back on today with the current NBA season in full swing.

Boston Celtics 

The Celtics are off to another good start this season, even without banned head coach Ime Udoka. The dynamic tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown has been outstanding thus far, and they have already earned declaration victories over elite teams in the Eastern Conference. They have the best record in the sport after well over a month of competition, and they might even improve.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are once again an elite team this season, which is not surprising. The team's defense is among the best in the league, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is performing at MVP level. They accomplished everything without the help of Kris Middleton, which is what has been astounding. It now just seems a matter of time before they climb back to the top of the standings and our NBA power rankings after getting their second-best player back.

Phoenix Suns

Despite the Jae Crowder controversy, Chris Paul's deterioration, and his frequent injuries, what head coach Monty Williams and the Phoenix Suns have accomplished this season is incredible. For the majority of the season, they have had one of, if not the best, records in the West, and Devin Booker deserves to be mentioned as a genuine MVP candidate this year.

Cleveland Cavaliers 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA's surprise team, not just in the East. That demonstrates how talented and deep the starting five are. They have one of the best records in the East and appear to be well ahead of schedule as title contenders now rather than later, which has already been evident this season.

Denver Nuggets 

The Denver Nuggets will undoubtedly have a winning season with the current league MVP on the team. They do, however, have a shot to make it to the NBA Finals now that Jamal Murray and Michael Porter, Jr. are healthy again. Their chances of winning the title in 2022–2023 will depend on the support they provide for Nikola Jokic. Because Murray (17.9) and Porter Jr. (16.4) made their contributions early, they have one of the finest records in the West.

New Orleans Pelicans 

The potential for the New Orleans Pelicans is enormous if they can keep Zion Williamson on the court. Getting this group of talented players to gel and win matches while compromising some of their stats for the greater cause will be a challenging task for head coach Willie Green. However, the squad has been performing well thus far after winning six of eight games in recent weeks.

Memphis Grizzlies

The fact that Ja Morant has developed into one of the league's finest players immediately provides the Memphis Grizzlies an advantage over most teams every night. Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr.'s recent injuries have made Memphis' efforts more difficult, so he can't do it alone. Due to the absence of such impact players, other members of the roster have not stepped up their output, which explains why they have been uneven this season.

Los Angeles Clippers 

The Los Angeles Clippers' health is the main story surrounding them more than any other NBA team. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have both experienced injuries this year. The expertise is there for the Clippers to be a legitimate title contender, but injury problems plague them as much as any other team in the league.

Atlanta Hawks 

With Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, the Atlanta Hawks house one of the best backcourts in the league. Both players have been excellent this season, scoring well over 20 points per game (27.8 for Young) and dishing out a ton of assists each and every night. Them, nevertheless, their supporting cast members' contributions have not had the desired impact. Additionally, this season, their bench has been a serious weakness.

Final Thoughts 

Unlike the past seasons where huge favorites have been winning the NBA, this year the story shifted. The resurgence of the underdog teams has been seen since the start of the season. Although there are still more games coming in before the championship rounds take place, the teams above will surely make surprising NBA game shows. 

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