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538.com tabs Boston Celtics with top odds to take 2022 Title

 If you look back at pre-season predictions for each NBA team to win the 2022 Finals, every one I looked at had the Celtics mired-in-the-middle, with hardly any shot at walking away with the Championship. My how things have changed!



Fivethirtyeight.com has just tagged The Green with the best odds (31%) of taking The Prize. Their predictions would pit the Celtics against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals.

How about the Nets, you may ask. They are given a mere 2% chance of winning the Finals. But I doubt Boston will get lulled into complacency when they face Brooklyn in Round One. Prior to the season, the Lakers were favorites in the West in the minds of many League analysts. They are now out of the post-season picture.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are only given a 13% chance at repeating in the Championship quest, while the Warriors and Heat are each tagged with an 8% shot.

Is this prophesying by 538.com valid?  Well, The Boston Celtics were the hottest team in the NBA starting at the New Year, and their defense strikes fear in any rival GM with common sense. Should be an interesting NBA post-season.


 

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