With one NBA Conference semifinal in the books, we still have three series going strong. Out West, the Phoenix Suns have swept the Denver Nuggets and are now moving on to the Western Conference finals. The Los Angeles Clippers and the top-seeded Utah Jazz are knotted at two games apiece in the other Western Conference series. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our latest NBA update so you can continue betting against their NBA Playoffs odds.
NBA 2021 Playoffs – Conference Championship Series Betting Update
In the Eastern Conference, we have two very competitive series going on. In one of the best series of the playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks have overcome a 2-0 deficit to even the series at two games apiece. Kyrie Irving will probably miss the rest of the series for the Nets, and we’re still unsure if and/or when we’ll see James Harden.
The Atlanta Hawks came back from a significant deficit to win Game 4 and tie their series with the Philadelphia 76ers at two games apiece. Joel Embiid’s injured right knee looked like it was nagging him late in Game 3. Trae Young is having shoulder issues, which could come into play as this series could go the distance.
Now that we’ve recapped all of the playoff series, the main question that everyone wants to be answered is, “who is going to win this year’s NBA Championship?” With the postseason favorite Brooklyn Nets fighting injuries, and the other favorite, the Los Angeles Lakers, already out of the playoffs, it’s not a given that the favorite will win this year.
We think that injuries are going to take too big of a toll on the Brooklyn Nets, and they will lose their series to the Milwaukee Bucks. Even though the torn meniscus has hobbled Joel Embiid in his right knee, the Philadelphia 76ers will have enough to prevail over the Atlanta Hawks, setting up a Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee matchup. This is going to be the year that Giannis Antetokounmpo finally gets to the NBA Finals, as in a long, hard-fought series, the Bucks will defeat the Sixers.
Out West, the Phoenix Suns are awaiting the winner of the Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers series. When it boils down to the end, we’re going to ride with Kawhi Leonard. Leonard’s Clippers will then meet the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has been playing great basketball as of late, and we think they’ll continue to do so and will beat the Clippers to advance to the NBA Finals.
So, who will win, Milwaukee or Phoenix? We’re going to go with the Phoenix Suns! They’re fully healthy, and they’re playing great basketball! Chris Paul will finally get his chance to play in the NBA Finals! He has done a great job of leading this team and has stepped things up in clutch time. Devin Booker is shooting the ball as well as anyone, and Deandre Ayton is playing at a very high level. Jae Crowder brings an element of toughness, and quietly, Mikael Bridges has been very good throughout the playoffs.
Monty Williams will come up with a strategy to slow Antetokounmpo down, and the Bucks will struggle offensively. The Valley of the Sun will be celebrating its first NBA Championship!