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Atlanta Hawks escape bottom four in updated NBA Championship odds

An improvement!

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Prior to the 2018 NBA Draft, one of the largest sports books in the world opened the Atlanta Hawks with the league’s worst odds (1,000-to-1) to claim the 2019 NBA Championship. Given the team’s performance in 2017-18, that wasn’t an overwhelming surprise but, on Monday, online bookmaker painted a slightly more favorable picture for Lloyd Pierce’s team.

While the Hawks are still long shots to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, four teams are listed with worse odds than Atlanta at this particular outlet. The Nets, Bulls, Grizzlies and Magic sit at 500-to-1, with the Hawks “improving” to 250-to-1 in the early stages of free agency.

This could simply be a discrepancy between experts that make these lines or, perhaps, the Hawks have a little bit of additional buzz after picking up Trae Young in the draft. Regardless, it isn’t quite as favorable to wager on the Hawks at as it is at a prominent Las Vegas book, so make wise choices if you elect to pull the trigger.

Here are the full odds:

  • Golden State Warriors +150
  • Los Angeles Lakers 4/1
  • Boston Celtics +450
  • Houston Rockets 7/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers 10/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 25/1
  • San Antonio Spurs 25/1
  • Toronto Raptors 40/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers 50/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks 50/1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 50/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans 50/1
  • New York Knicks 50/1
  • Utah Jazz 50/1
  • Denver Nuggets 66/1
  • Miami Heat 66/1
  • Indiana Pacers 80/1
  • Portland Trailblazers 80/1
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1
  • Dallas Mavericks 100/1
  • Washington Wizards 100/1
  • Detroit Pistons 150/1
  • Phoenix Suns 150/1
  • Atlanta Hawks 250/1
  • Charlotte Hornets 250/1
  • Sacramento Kings 250/1
  • Brooklyn Nets 500/1
  • Chicago Bulls 500/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies 500/1
  • Orlando Magic 500/1