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NBA season predictions: Western conference picks, betting odds for 2022-23 season

We take a look at all the notable odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for Western conference as we approach the 2022-23 NBA season.

Golden State Warriors v LA Clippers
Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers plays defense on Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors on March 11, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors enter the 2022-23 NBA season as the favorites to win the Western conference but there’s plenty of challengers awaiting them. Here’s a look at the odds to win the West this season courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Western conference Odds for 2022-23 Season

The Los Angeles Clippers get Kawhi Leonard back and have the deepest team in the league, making them strong picks at +330 just behind Golden State. The Phoenix Suns have a lot of drama surrounding them but they did win 64 games last year. The Los Angeles Lakers still have LeBron James, and the Denver Nuggets have the two-time reigning MVP in Nikola Jokic. The Dallas Mavericks have this year’s MVP favorite Luka Doncic. It’s going to be a great finish if all these teams enter the postseason healthy.

The pick: Warriors +320

It’s tempting to pick the Clippers, who have enough talent and depth to beat anyone. However, the Warriors have not lost a series since 2014-15 where Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green play the full set of games. Betting against that seems foolish right now. Take Golden State to get back to the Finals.

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