NBA 2022-23 predictions: season preview
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The new 2022-23 NBA season is contested among 30 teams divided into Eastern and Western Conferences, with 15 per conference. Each conference is divided into three divisions with five teams each. This regular season will have a classic 82-game scheme.
Every NBA team plays 82 games in the regular season with 41 at home and 41 away. Each faces four opponents in its division four times in a home and away fixture. Teams then play against six franchises from other two divisions four times and the remaining four franchises three times during the season. Each plays against teams from the other conference twice.
The NBA regular season is followed by the NBA Playoffs as the finalists compete for the championship title. The top six from both Eastern and Western conferences qualify automatically. The seventh and eighth seeds are determined by a play-in tournament in a three-game format between the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th place in each conference.
In the NBA Playoffs, each team faces its opponent in a seven-game series as the first team to win four games in the series advances to the next round. The winner of the Eastern Conference Final and that of the Western Conference Final meet in the NBA Finals.
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A full list of teams participating in the 2022-23 NBA, by conference and division, is below.
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Atlantic Division:
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- New York Knicks
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Central Division:
- Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Detroit Pistons
- Indiana Pacers
- Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Southeast Division:
- Atlanta Hawks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Miami Heat
- Orlando Magic
- Washington Wizards
NBA Western Conference teams in the Northwest Division:
- Denver Nuggets
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Utah Jazz
NBA Western Conference teams in the Pacific Division:
- Golden State Warriors
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Phoenix Suns
- Sacramento Kings
NBA Western Conference teams in the Southwest Division:
- Dallas Mavericks
- Houston Rockets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans
- San Antonio Spurs
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Championship. The Warriors won their fourth NBA Championship title in eight years with the splash brothers dominating the playoffs.
The Warriors finished third in the Western Conference with a .646 percentage as they won 53 games. Golden State qualified for the NBA Playoffs after they failed to make it last season. The Warriors smashed Denver in the first round by four to one and qualified for the semi-finals. The Golden State Warriors got a 4-2 win over Memphis in game six as they qualified for the finals.
The Warriors got an impressive 4-1 win over Dallas in the conference finals as they secured the Western Conference title. The NBA finals were a very contested final as the Warriors faced the Boston Celtic. The Warriors got a 4-2 win over the Celtic as they defeated them by 103-90 in game 6 of the finals.
Lester Quinones signed for the Golden State Warriors on a two years deal. The Warriors signed Donte DiVincenzo on a two-year deal worth $9.3m. JaMychal Green signed for the Warriors for the new upcoming season.
Stephen Curry is the greatest NBA shooter of all time as he broke the record last season. He has exceptional ball-handling and passing ability Curry averaged 25.5 points per game during the 2021-22 NBA regular season with a 43.7 field goals percentage. The American international had the most three points made per game during the regular season with 4.5. Curry was exceptional during the playoffs with 27.4 points made per game. The American international won the NBA finals MVP as he dropped 34 points in game 6 to ensure his team secure the title.
Other key players of the Golden State Warriors apart from Stephen Curry:
- Draymond Green
- Andrew Wiggins
- Kevon Looney
- Jordan Poole
- Damion Lee
The Boston Celtics lost the 2022 NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors in game 6. The Celtics were brilliant last season as they finished second in the Eastern Conference table. They had a .622 win percentage as they won 51 games during the regular season. The Celtics got a 4-0 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, totally dominating the round.
The Boston Celtics played a very contented game against the Bucks in the conference semi-finals. The Celtics won by four to three as they qualified for the finals in game 7. The Boston Celtics got a 4-3 win over the Miami Heats in the finals as they secured the Eastern Conference title. The Celtics suffered a loss in the finals to the Golden State Warriors in the finals. They lost 2-4 as the Warriors won the title in game 6 of the series.
Danilo Gallinari joined the Celtics as he signed a two-year deal worth about $14m. The Celtics signed Mfiondu Kabengele on a two-year contract for the season. Sam Hauser signed a three-year deal with the Celtics worth about $6m.
Jayson Tatum was incredible for the Celtics during the 2021-22 NBA season. The American international averaged 26.8 points in the regular season. He had a 45.3 percentage on field goals made. Tatum had 3.0-three points made per game during the regular season. Tatum had 25.6 points per game during the playoffs and had a 42.6 field goal percentage.
Other key players of the Boston Celtics apart from Jayson Tatum:
- Jaylen Brown
- AL Horford
- Robert Williams
- Marcus Smart
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers finished ninth in the Western Conference during the 2021-22 NBA season as they had to go through the play-in tournaments. The Clippers finished ninth with a .512 winning percentage .512. They won 42 games during the regular season and suffered 40 losses.
The Clippers qualified for the play-in tournament as they failed to make the playoffs straight up. They were eliminated from the play by the Pelicans as they suffered a 105-101 defeat in the tournament. John Wall signed with the Clippers for the upcoming season.
Kawhi Leonard is a star player for the Clippers. The American international was out throughout last season due to an injury and will return for the 2022-23 NBA season. Kawhi averaged 24.8 points during the 2020-21 season as he had a 51.2 field goal percentage. The American international will be a key player for the Clippers this upcoming season.
Other key players of the Los Angeles Clippers apart from Kawhi Leonard:
- Paul George
- Reggie Jackson
- Marcus Morris
- Norman Powell
The Milwaukee Bucks won their first championship during the 2020-21 NBA season but failed to defend it the following season as they were knocked out in the semi-finals. The Bucks finished with the third seed in the Eastern Conference and had a 0.622 win percentage.
Milwaukee won the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs against Chicago in Game 5 as they faced the Boston Celtics in the conference semi-finals. The Bucks fought till the end as they were knocked out in game 7 of the semi-finals to the Celtics.
Joe Ingles joined the Bucks as he signed a one-year contract worth $6.5m. Jevon Carter re-signed with the Bucks for the upcoming season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won the final MVP during the 2020-21 season as he led his team to their first NBA Championship title. The Greece international recorded the second-most points per game during the 2021-22 NBA season with 29.9 during the regular season. Antetokounmpo had a 55.3 field goal percentage during the regular season. The Greece international made the most points per game during the playoffs (31.7) as his team were knocked out in the semi-finals.
Other key players of the Milwaukee Bucks apart from Giannis Antetokounmpo:
- Khris Middleton
- Brook Lopez
- Grayson Allen
- Jrue Holiday
- Pat Connaughton
The Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns lost the 2021 NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks but failed to reach the finals in the following season. The Suns were knocked out in the semi-finals as they suffered a 3-4 defeat to Dallas.
The Phoenix Suns finished top of the Western Conference with a 0.780 win percentage to qualify for the 2021 NBA Playoffs. They got a 4-2 win over New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs. The Suns suffered a 3-4 defeat to Dallas as they were knocked out in game 7 of the competition.
Damion Lee joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2022-23 season. Josh Okogie signed with the Phoenix Suns for the upcoming season.
Chris Paul led his team to the finals during the 2020-21 season after dropping impressive performances. The American international was decent last season as he averaged 14.7 points, 10.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds. Chris Paul is a top player for the Suns and will be key to their success in the upcoming season.
Other key players of the Phoenix Suns apart from Chris Paul:
- Devin Booker
- Mikal Bridges
- Jae Crowder
- Deandre Aytonmeron Johnson
Betting odds of 2022-23 NBA
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There are two preliminary favourites to win the 2022-23 NBA championship. The Brooklyn Nets are the main favourites, with the 2019-20 winners, the Los Angeles Lakers, considered as the second-best team. Last season's NBA champions, Milwaukee, are deemed third.
NBA championship 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Boston Celtics — 5.50 (+450 American; 9/2 Fractional)
- Golden State Warriors — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Milwaukee Bucks — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Los Angeles Clippers — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
- Phoenix Suns — 9.50 (+850; 17/2)
- Miami Heat — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
The winner of the Eastern Conference gets first seed in the Eastern Conference bracket of the playoffs. The Celtics are preliminary favourites here.
NBA Eastern Conference 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Boston Celtics — 3.20 (+220 American; 11/5 Fractional)
- Milwaukee Bucks — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
- Miami Heat — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
- Philadelphia 76ers — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Brooklyn Nets — 8.50 (+750; 15/2)
The winner of the Western Conference gets the first seed in the Western Conference bracket of the NBA playoffs. The Warriors are leading the pack.
NBA Western Conference 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Golden State Warriors — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Los Angeles Clippers — 4.50 (+350; 9/2)
- Phoenix Suns — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
- Los Angeles Lakers — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Denver Nuggets — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
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Schedule of top 2022-23 NBA match predictions
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