Here are early NBA Western Conference Finals matchup odds

Steph Curry and LeBron James

The road to the NBA Finals will most likely run through Los Angeles. 

The Lakers are one of the two teams involved in the top four betting favorite matchups for the 2021-2022 Western Conference finals, according to our partner PointsBet.

The Lakers - who this offseason added Russell Westbrook to form a Big Three that also includes LeBron James and Anthony Davis - were eliminated in the first round last season by the eventual Western champion Phoenix Suns. This season, the favored matchup for the Western Conference finals is the Lakers against the Utah Jazz, who had the best record in the NBA last season and return intact, at +675. 

The Lakers and Suns are next at +1100, followed by the Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, who are nearing full strength with Steph Curry back in form and the eventual return of Klay Thompson. The Lakers and Warriors will provide an early-season gauge when they square off on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET in the Western Conference season opener.

The Lakers and Nuggets are tied for fourth at +1400 with Warriors vs. Jazz and Suns vs. Jazz.


The Lakers against the Mavericks is listed at +1500 and Lakers against Clippers is +1600.

As for potential matchups that do not include the Lakers, listed at +2000 is the Warriors against the Suns. The Mavericks against the Jazz, Nuggets against the Jazz, and Clippers against Jazz all are +2200.