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Top Five NBA Contenders

The 2022-2023 NBA season started on the 18th of October, 2022, and after months of matches, the chart has some of the best-performing teams in the league. If you’ve been following us this week, you may have seen our picks for the top teams to win the NBA 2022–23 season. With the help of Fanduel’s updates on NBA odds and news, we have been able to bring you the best teams of this season. With the trade deadline almost here, you do not want to miss out on the scores, stats, and new odds on all of your favorite teams.


This article will discuss the top 5 NBA teams leading the chart according to the present odds. You should know that these odds are constantly changing, so you must keep checking every week to place all your NBA bettings. Along with the most recent standings in the NBA and the most recent trade rumors in advance of the NBA All-Star game on February 17, 2023, you can also stay current with the league’s current pecking order.

Here’s a list of the top 10 teams on the NBA chart;


1. Boston Celtics (+300)

Record: 36-16

On Wednesday, the Celtics crushed the Nets, scoring an incredible 41 points on their first 18 possessions of what ended up being their 10th straight victory over Brooklyn. The Cs lost for the fourth time in their last six games the following night after making just 10 3s overall. The Celtics are 19th offensively (113.2 points scored per 100 possessions) since December 1, and they have only averaged 102.5 points per 100 over their last four losses, down from five more points per 100 possessions than any other team had through November.



The Celtics are having yet another outstanding season, even with the head coach out on suspension. Their offense is among the league’s best, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are playing like a team of All-Stars who have improved after losing to each other in the NBA Finals earlier this year. As the NBA draws closer to the All-Star game, Boston has maintained its position atop the power rankings since the start of the season.

2. Milwaukee Bucks (+450)

Record: 37-17

Although Khris Middleton continues to play only a few minutes off the bench, the Bucks have gone undefeated since Middleton’s return to the lineup. In victories over the Hornets and Clippers the prior week, the Bucks managed just 106.5 points per 100 possessions, with the latter victory coming after holding LA scoreless for the last 3:52. Only the Hornets (-4.7) have witnessed a greater decrease in points scored per 100 possessions from the previous season through Week 16 than the Bucks (-2.1).


Middleton and Antetokounmpo have combined for just 49 minutes in seven games due to the excellent defense Milwaukee has normally provided. The Bucks’ effectiveness should rise as that number does. In the last 13 games that Antetokounmpo has played in for them, they have won 12, outscoring their opponents by 12.9 points per 100 possessions during his 437 minutes on the court.

3.      Denver Nuggets (+700)

Record: 38-17


Nikola Jokic, the current MVP, has put on another season of MVP-caliber performances. The big man is once again a triple-double machine in ’22-’23, but there is a significant improvement over the previous campaign since Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are back and doing well. Furthermore, this unit has become significantly deeper due to Aaron Gordon’s great performance this year.

They have been among the most reliable teams for several months. More than halfway through the season, they are undoubtedly the greatest club in the Western Conference, despite some formidable competition.

Bruce Brown and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope can compete against the best perimeter players on the opposite team while providing accurate shooting and timely cuts. With all the returns and acquisitions, Aaron Gordon and Bones Hyland should also have an easier time. Denver should be among the teams competing for the championship title if every player is healthy.

4.   Philadelphia 76ers (+1000)

Record: 34- 18


James Harden and Joel Embiid are among the NBA’s top tandems. In 2021–2022, the Philadelphia 76ers averaged plus–15.8 points per 100 possessions, with both players on the floor (99th percentile).

However, winning a championship will depend on everyone else, and Tyrese Maxey, 21, demonstrated his readiness to be a championship-level No. 3 with 20.8 points in the playoffs.

Tobias Harris is now among the league’s top fourth options thanks to his ascent. De’Anthony Melton and P.J. Tucker’s arrivals should also be beneficial.

This is probably the best squad Embiid has ever had, possibly except for the brief period when Jimmy Butler played for Philadelphia.


5.      Memphis Grizzlies (+1200)

Record: 33-21

The Grizzlies have a strong 20-game record of 12-8. However, that comes after an 11-game winning streak and before a run of eight consecutive losses. And because of how bad things have gotten, they have even dropped their last two home games, their last two contests against the Eastern Conference, and four of their previous five contests in which they had a double-digit lead. On Sunday, they had a 15-point lead against Toronto at the end of the third quarter, but they scored just 17 points in the game’s final 27 possessions.

The offense has been the major factor between the 11-game winning streak and the 1-8 slump. Dillon Brooks’ shoots into the basket haven’t been nearly as accurate as his Thursday shot toward Donovan Mitchell’s groin. A few of his colleagues have also struggled with their outside shooting, and turnovers are also a problem. Despite starting Tyus Jones in place of Ja Morant on Sunday, the Grizzlies made 20 of them. In Morant’s 182 minutes off the court over the 1-8 span, the Grizzlies have hardly managed a point per possession.



These teams are currently leading the NBA Champion odds for 2023, according to Fanduel. You can check out more betting odds from them and stay updated with all your favorite sports bettings, news, and more.

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