NBA title odds: 76ers, Nets, Suns trending up
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We discussed our value plays and best bets for the NBA title in our roundtable roughly three months ago. A couple of weeks into the season, we already have some movement in the futures market.

Here are the three teams that are trending up, and what you should do with their odds.

Current 2021-22 title prices

Team Odds
Lakers +250
Clippers +450
Nets +500
Bucks +500
Celtics +1000
Heat +1200
76ers +1600
Nuggets +1800
Raptors +1800
Warriors +2000
Mavericks +2500
Rockets +2500
Jazz +3000
Suns +3500
Trail Blazers +3500
Pelicans +5500
Thunder +7500
Pacers +10000
Grizzlies +10000
Hawks +12500
Magic +12500
Kings +12500
Spurs +12500
Bulls +15000
Timberwolves +15000
Pistons +20000
Wizards +20000
Knicks +25000
Hornets +30000
Cavaliers +30000

Trending up

Nets (+1200 to +500)

Among East teams, the Nets had the third-best odds to win the championship before the season. Just 11 games in, Brooklyn owns the third-best odds overall, and its 5-1 price is now tops in the conference.

The Nets might be just 5-6, but advanced metrics are extremely high on them. They have an expected win-loss record of 8-3, and their projected winning percentage of .688 ranks third in the league.

With upcoming games against the Magic, Knicks, Cavaliers (twice), Hawks, and Wizards, the Nets might not have another attractive price for a while - even with the ongoing Kyrie Irving situation.

Suns (+6500 to +3500)

Remember when the Suns won eight straight to close out the bubble and nearly made the postseason in August? They haven't skipped a beat. Phoenix's odds have nearly been slashed in half through the first couple of weeks thanks to a 7-4 record out of the gate, including wins over the Mavericks, Jazz, and Raptors.

However, the West is generally off to a slow start. If you're a believer in Phoenix, you can probably wait for a better number down the road.

76ers (+2200 to +1600)

It seems the 76ers finally want to contend. First-year Philly head coach Doc Rivers has his club off to a 7-4 start, pushing past the Raptors (18-1) in the oddsboard.

Advanced metrics don't favor the Sixers - RPI ranks them just No. 15 in the league in power ratings. Perhaps an easy schedule can get them into a suitable spot in the postseason: Philadelphia owns the league's ninth-easiest schedule moving forward.

(Odds source: theScore Bet)

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.

NBA title odds: 76ers, Nets, Suns trending up
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