Western Conference Teams' Odds Shift in NBA Tournament: Nuggets Soar, Suns Stumble, Lakers and Warriors Vie for Supremacy


As the NBA playoffs intensify, we at BetUS (pronounced Bet U.S.) are eager to bring you the latest updates on the Western Conference teams. BetUS Sportsbook (BetUS.com) is the original online sportsbook, with more than 29 years in business.  

According to BetUS oddsmakers, the unfolding playoff action has led to intriguing fluctuations in the odds for various contenders. Here are the top teams who have drastically shortened their odds since the beginning of the season. 

Denver Nuggets: 

The Nuggets have consistently excelled in the playoffs, currently leading the semifinals against the Phoenix Suns with a 2-0 record. Their remarkable performance has bolstered their odds to win the tournament, now at 4/1, a drastic improvement from their 18/1 long shot status at the season's onset. The Nuggets' outstanding play on the court is well-reflected in their odds. 

Los Angeles Lakers: 

The Los Angeles Lakers have also experienced a noteworthy shift in their odds. Initially at 18/1, the Lakers' odds leaped to 11/2 following their recent victory over the Golden State Warriors (1-0). This can likely be attributed to the return of key players, such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis, substantially enhancing their winning prospects. 

Phoenix Suns: 

Conversely, the Phoenix Suns' odds have dipped slightly from 7/1 to 9/1. Despite this decline, they remain a formidable team, and a comeback in the series against the Nuggets (2-0) is not out of the question.  

Golden State Warriors: 

 The Warriors began the season as one of the Western Conference's top teams, boasting 13/2 odds to clinch the tournament. However, their 117-112 loss to the Lakers has caused a minor setback, with their odds slipping to 11/2. Despite experiencing highs and lows throughout the season, the San Francisco-based team remains one to watch in the playoffs. 


At BetUS, we vigilantly monitor these odds shifts while keeping a finger on the pulse of the NBA playoffs. We trust that this update will prove valuable for your tournament coverage, and we eagerly anticipate bringing you further insights as the playoffs progress. 


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