down cross right results icon premium content video video hollow icon audio lifeNews icon-comment tick starFilled betSlip hot icon-liveCommentary refresh spinner arrow-down
coral logo ladbrokes logo betway logo williamHill logo bet365 logo paddypower logo betfair logo tote logo 888sport logo
TODAY'S OFFERS
TODAY'S BOOKMAKER OFFERS
Exclusive to new customers:
  • View offer
    Get a £20 free bet
    Claim this offer
    New customers place £50 worth of bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100. Min odds 1.2 (1/5). Multiple bets included. Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    £10 welcome offer
    Claim this offer
    UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we'll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30
    Claim this offer
    New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/?10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/?15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below.
  • View offer
    £30 in free bets when you place a £5 bet
    Claim this offer
    First single & EW bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 6x £5 bet token. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets redeemable on Horse Racing only. Free bets are non-withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org
  • View offer
    Up to £50 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Place a single £10 Sportsbook bet and get money back as a free bet if it loses. There are x5 Free Bets available. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10. Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&C's apply
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim this offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. #ad
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Paypal & certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10, get £40 free bets + £10 casino bonus
    Claim this offer
    £10 deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on horse racing - Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days ? To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days ? Casino Bonus expires after 60 days - Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Paypal & certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Up to £50 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Place a single £10 Sportsbook bet and get money back as a free bet if it loses. There are x5 Free Bets available. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10. Only deposits made via Credit/Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. 18+ T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim this offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. #ad
  • View offer
    Get up to £50 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    New Customer offer. Place a single £10 Sportsbook bet and get money back as a free bet if it loses. There are x5 Free Bets available. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10. Only deposits made via Credit/Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40
    Claim this offer
    KQCs: 18+. Play Safe. When you sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/?10 or more we will give you 4x £10/?10 free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
  • View offer
    £30 in free bets when you place a £5 bet
    Claim this offer
    First single & EW bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 6x £5 bet token. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets redeemable on Horse Racing only. Free bets are non-withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

2021-22 NBA Championship predictions and tips: Buck stops with Milwaukee

Easier to side with consistent Suns and Bucks than the star-studded favourites

Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks to the NBA Championship last season
1 of 1

Free basketball tips, best bets and analysis for the 2021-22 NBA season, which starts on Tuesday.

Best bets

Milwaukee Bucks
2pts each-way 8-1 general

Phoenix Suns
1pt each-way 16-1 bet365, Betfred

Philadelphia 76ers
1pt each-way 20-1 bet365

Season preview

This time last year, the Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA championship. And that was two seasons ago. That’s right; the NBA has been packing schedules into short time frames amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and now another season is ready to begin following the Milwaukee Bucks’ triumph this summer.

The Lakers and Bucks are among the favourites heading into the 2021-22 campaign, but the top spot in the betting belongs to the Brooklyn Nets. Although the Nets and Lakers are powerhouses on paper, plenty of surprises took place throughout both the regular season and the playoffs in 2020-21 and there is no reason why upsets can’t happen again.

It should be another interesting season in the NBA.

Top pick for the 2021-22 NBA Championship

Milwaukee Bucks

The Nets and Lakers boast the best rosters. Regardless of Kyrie Irving’s status — which is in limbo due to the NBA’s vaccination policy — Brooklyn are still loaded with the likes of James Harden and Kevin Durant.

The Lakers added Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony to the core of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Still, at odds of 5-2 and 4-1, it’s hard to bite on those teams right now.

Go with a more reliable Milwaukee squad at much longer odds all day long.

When you can get the defending NBA champions who have largely the same team intact at 8-1, it’s a chance that has to be worth taking.

The Bucks lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy last season even though Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextended knee in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks and Donte DiVincenzo missed the entire playoffs.

Sure Milwaukee got a bit of luck when Brooklyn lost Irving in their second-round series and other top teams were upset early, but all teams need some good fortune on their way to a title.

Next best bet

Phoenix Suns

You could argue that picking the two defending conference champions is boring, but the odds say otherwise.

Neither the Bucks nor the Suns are expected to make a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Suns star Chris Paul is 36 years old but extremely durable - when you compare him to the Lakers’ stars he is definitely more reliable than Davis and arguably more than LeBron.

Devin Booker is only getting better, as are several other youngsters in the Suns’ rotation. There is no reason why Phoenix can’t make another run at it.

Longshot bet

Philadelphia 76ers

It’s weird to even see the Philadelphia 76ers in the same sentence as “longshot,” but alas they are starting the season at 20-1 to win the NBA title. Given the roster at their disposal, they are tough to pass up at the odds.

Right now is it hard to imagine the Sixers winning it all? Yes. But the NBA Finals aren’t being played today. You have to consider what might be the situation next summer.

Joel Embiid is one of the two best big men in the game and Tobias Harris is a nice complementary piece.

Sure Ben Simmons is a massive question mark, but he is too talented to give up on. It’s looking like Simmons will be back, so Philadelphia capturing the title is not as hard to imagine as the odds suggest.


Not got a bet365 account? Sign up today and get up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

CLAIM OFFER HERE


MORE FREE BETS


Pickswise is the #1 destination for US sports betting, covering the NFL, NBA, MLB and more in unrivalled detail. 

For all your US sports betting needs, make sure to check out Pickswise, the home of stateside picks, predictions and odds.

You could argue that picking the two defending conference champions is boring, but the odds say otherwise
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Boylesport
888sport