By Evan Sidery | | 7 mins
Milwaukee Bucks Odds, Futures & Predictions: Will They Repeat?
Coming off a magical run winning their first NBA championship in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks have all the ingredients in place to make a repeat run during the 2021-22 season.
NBA odds are certainly in the Bucks’ favor, especially with one of the best players in the Association in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Not only do the Bucks have star power, but they have the depth and strong coaching to stay atop the Eastern Conference hierarchy for a long time.
Bucks Win-Total Betting
With the 82-game regular season back in place, Milwaukee being projected less than 55 wins on PointsBet feels low. Milwaukee and the Brooklyn Nets are the true elite class in the Eastern Conference, which makes me believe this is a cautious projection from betting apps.
The Bet: Milwaukee should cruise over the 54.5 win-total. Giannis Antetokounmpo is just now entering his prime years, plus Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are the perfect sidekicks. Add in an already strong roster, and this team should flirt with a 60-win season. Hammer the over on PointsBet.
Bucks Central Division Odds
This is an easy projection from BetMGM, and one everyone should take advantage of. The Bucks are heavy division favorites, and nobody will come close to them. The Chicago Bulls have improved, but not enough to even sniff being in the range of Milwaukee for a Central Division crown.
The Bet: Betting on the Bucks to win the Central Division is one of the easiest locks in the NBA betting community. This is an easy yes on Milwaukee once again winning the division.
Bucks Eastern Conference Odds
Trailing only the Brooklyn Nets in Eastern Conference odds, the Bucks and Nets are destined to meet deep in the playoffs. The Nets hold the advantage with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, but the Bucks have their own trio in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. We’re on a collision course for this matchup, and I can’t wait for it to eventually arrive.
The Bet: At +390 odds on DraftKings, this is a really solid futures bet to make. If everything comes into place once again for Milwaukee to beat the loaded Brooklyn Nets, they are once again NBA title favorites.
Bucks NBA Title Odds
Milwaukee owns the fourth-best NBA title odds. As the defending champions, this feels low for NBA betting purposes. The Bucks did lose PJ Tucker to the Miami Heat in free agency, but they return everyone else while adding even more perimeter shooting during the offseason. Giannis is an X-factor by himself, which makes Milwaukee a continuously strong title contender.
The Bet: As you can tell, I’m very optimistic about the Bucks potentially repeating in 2021-22. With Giannis leading the way, it’s not a smart strategy to bet against him. At +800 odds on Caesars Sportsbook, this is a worthy investment to make.
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The Line: Giannis Antetokounmpo 2021-22 MVP
Trailing only Luka Doncic in NBA MVP odds for the 2021-22 season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is in a strong spot to add another accolade to his resume. Unlike Doncic and the Mavs, the Bucks have a better chance of making a deep playoff run on top of massive regular season success. Everything is adding up to a huge year from Giannis and the Bucks.
The Bet: Giannis isn’t satisfied, although he has one of the best resumes at his age of any player in NBA history. If the Bucks win 60-plus games while Antetokounmpo puts up monster numbers, he will be an MVP favorite once more. I like the odds of him accomplishing that.