Atlanta Hawks NBA Championship Odds 2022-23

The current Atlanta Hawks NBA championship odds are . After an underwhelming playoff performance, Atlanta decided to make a huge splash with one of the biggest trades in the off-season. The Hawks traded Danilo Gallinari and three first-rounders for a seemingly perfect backcourt complement to Trae Young in Dejounte Murray, who nearly averaged a triple-double last season. Hopefully, Murray will improve what has been a horrendous backcourt defense and allow Young to even defend off the ball at times. Whether or not Murray will end up being the missing piece for Atlanta or if his presence will simply prolong the inevitable in a hyper-competitive Eastern Conference is still uncertain. Check out more analysis below, including the Hawks’ strengths, weaknesses, and the likelihood of being the last team standing next season!

Atlanta Hawks NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2022-23

All current odds for the Atlanta Hawks are listed below in the table, including the likelihood they will win the NBA Championship, the Eastern Conference, and the Southeast Division. These odds will continue to fluctuate throughout the season based on performance, injuries, coaching changes, and more, so stay tuned!

Atlanta Hawks NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated February 2023)
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Atlanta took a significant step back last season after journeying to the Eastern Conference Finals the year before. While the Hawks seemed to be on the cusp of making another run, one issue kept coming up: defense. Despite being one of the best shooting teams in the NBA in eFG% (effective field goal percentage) and 3P% (three-point percentage), Atlanta had a difficult time creating a significant gap between itself and its opponents because of lackluster defense. If this issue persists, even with the addition of Murray, Atlanta will have virtually no chance at winning the NBA Championship. However, a significant improvement on that end of the floor could just as easily send it back to a Conference Finals!

Reasons Why Atlanta Hawks Can & Can’t Win NBA 2022-23 Championship

Strengths

  • Shooting: Atlanta finished second in the NBA last season in 3P%, only behind the Los Angeles Clippers.  Even though it moved on from sniper Kevin Huerter, it was able to draft A.J. Griffin outside the lottery. Griffin finished with an impressive 49/45/79 shooting split in his freshman season at Duke, despite limited playing time; he should be able to fill in the gaps that Huerter left. Between Griffin, Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic, John Collins, and Justin Holiday, the Hawks should be able to be atop the league in three-point shooting again.
  • Star Power: Despite being 23 years old, Trae Young has already accomplished a lot in the NBA, including two All-Star appearances and an All-NBA Team. Young has already taken the Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals before, so he has some familiarity with being “the guy” during deep playoff runs. Now, with the addition of Dejounte Murray, Young will have another star in the backcourt to alleviate some of the stress of carrying a team.

    Weaknesses

    • Defense: Atlanta finished last season as one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA, ranking in the bottom five in defensive rating. Additionally, it ranked 26th in defensive efficiency, 24th in opponent eFG% (effective field goal percentage), and 23rd in opponent 3P% (three-point percentage.) The Hawks were the worst defensive team in the playoffs, and it showed; they lost in merely five games to the Miami Heat. Adding Murray to a struggling perimeter defense will help, but it is unlikely he can fix all of their problems on that end of the floor.
    • Lack of Consistent Intensity: This weakness could also be phrased as “winning DNA.” Look at the Golden State Warriors, for example. When shots weren’t falling, they cranked up their intensity on defense. Unfortunately, the Hawks tend to do the exact opposite when they aren’t hitting shots, making them vulnerable to volatile streaks and runs. Championship-caliber teams know how to win ugly games, and Atlanta does not do that.
    • Guard Depth: Dejounte Murray and Trae Young are undoubtedly a young, dynamic duo for Atlanta; however, the guard depth on the Hawks’ roster takes a significant dip after those two, particularly at the point guard spot. Aaron Holiday is the backup on Atlanta’s depth chart, and he has only played in 63 games over the past two seasons. The Hawks will be in deep trouble if Holiday, Murray, or Young suffer an injury.
      Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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