After eleven games, the Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in the league with ten wins and are are already sitting at the top of the standings in the entire league, which makes the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led franchise the early pacesetters for the 2022-23 season. The question is whether they can continue with their fine form, or will they gradually slip down the table as we move deeper into the season? Seeing as the Bucks won the 2021 NBA Championship and have been one of the NBA’s best team over the last several seasons, the odds are high.
Can the Bucks Hold On After Early Season Success?
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently sitting at the top of the Central Division table of the Eastern Conference, making them early pacesetters, but can they keep on winning and remain at the top of the table for the rest of the season, or are they just having a run of good results that will soon come to an end?
The Milwaukee Bucks players that are making a difference so far are consensus best player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen. They’re doing this without their other all-star Khris Middleton who has been out with an injury.
Some of the other contributing players that are also currently having a good start to the season are John Ingles, MarJon Beauchamp, Wes Matthews, Jordan Nwora, Jevon Carter and second year center Sandro Mamukelashvili.
Milwaukee Bucks odds to win the NBA Championship 2022-23?
To get a better understanding of just how likely it is that the Milwaukee Bucks will win either the Eastern Conference or the NBA Championship this year, the best thing to do would be to look to the major sports betting sites, such as Unibet, to find out exactly what kind of odds are currently being offered for the Bucks. This fully licensed sports betting site has some of the most competitive NBA odds out there today.
For example, right now, the Bucks are the joint-odds-on favorite team to win the NBA Championship outright, and they are also the joint-odds-on favorite team to win the Eastern Conference outright, along with the Boston Celtics after they brought Malcolm Brogdon onto their roster.
A closer look at the odds and what they mean
If you’re looking to place a wager on the Bucks to win the Eastern Conference right now, you will receive odds of +250 in American/moneyline odds, which equates to 5/2 in UK fractional odds, and 3.50 in European decimal odds. The Boston Celtics also currently have the same odds, which means that it’s too close to call a clear favorite at the time of writing.
These two teams also have the same odds of winning the NBA Championship outright. They are both the current favorites and are priced at +550 (which is 11/2, or 6.50). In other words, if you’re going to place a bet, it might be worth placing a wager on both teams.
Recent results and upcoming fixtures for the Bucks
After losing 107-97 to the Nets on October 13th, the Milwaukee Bucks went on to beat the 76ers by a narrow margin with a 90-88 win on October 21st. They beat the Rockets 125-105 on October 23rd, and they got their revenge on the Nets 110-99 on October 27th. They also beat the Knicks 119-108 on October 29th before beating the Hawks 123-115 on October 30th. Their sixth win saw the Bucks narrowly take down the Pistons 110-108 on November 1st.