Current NBA Championship Odds 2019-2020
I can’t remember the last time a league’s preseason brought as much action and content as the 2019 offseason for the NBA. The current NBA Championship odds for this year are all over the place when it comes to the best NJ online sports betting apps.
Yes, as a Philadelphia Sixers fan I have tried to erase everything that happened after that ball bounced FOUR TIMES and then my +514 bet on the Warriors to beat the Raptors for the title went down like that Kawhi buzzer-beater.
Alas, here we are, with days to go before the curtain rises on the 2019-20 NBA season. Kawhi Leonard is now on the Clippers with Paul George, Lebron has The Brow, and the Sixers starting line-up is longer than rush hour on the Schuylkill Expressway.
So enough of the geopolitical saber-rattling or who said what on which social media outlet (LOL, that’s gonna follow us into the regular season and playoffs).
Time to tip-off!
Best NBA Championship Prices at NJ Sportsbooks
Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds
The 76ers had a busy offseason which will lead to a longer line-up (no one shorter than 6’6 starting) and some questions about the offense.
However, videos of Ben Simmons draining 3’s and J’s in the offseason and preseason have sets hearts aflutter across the Delaware Valley. Philly is fourth-choice at most books…
Although DraftKings reports they’ve gotten the second-most handle at 24 percent, just behind the Lakers’ 26 percent in this futures market.
- The best price is with William Hill at +800
LA Clippers odds for 2020
Ever since they moved up the coast from San Diego, the Clippers have been the little brother in LA’s basketball family. Added to a city that houses the most glamorous pro franchise (the Lakers) and college’s historic powerhouse with superstars for decades (the UCLA Bruins), it can be tough to sport the red white and blue in Tinseltown.
Yet a new day dawns for Billy Crystal, Bill Simmons, and all those long suffering Clips fans. When the season stars, PG13, the Klaw, and their teammates will be the top choice to win the NBA Finals in June.
Across the board, they are the lowest price on the boards.
Los Angelos Lakers Current NBA Championship Odds
The second choice among the oddsmakers is the Clippers’ co-tenants at the Staples Center, the Lakers. LeBron James has another young team at his command, led by newly acquired Anthony Davis in the middle.
Can they keep his attention away from Taco Tuesdays and wading into civil liberty battles overseas (remember, LeBron skipped college)?
The books think so.
Milwaukee Bucks Current NBA Championship Odds
Milwaukee, the runners-up in the East last season, has entrenched themselves in third place among the favorites to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. Giannis has another year of experience under his belt and leads a deep team that can be a matchup nightmare to anyone.
While they’re a co-second choice at PointsBet with the Lakers…
Houston Rockets Best NBA Futures Odds
The Houston Rockets round out the top 5 in betting favorites. Russell Westbrook joins longtime rival James Harden in H-Town with a deep roster that can dominate the Southwest division. Can the duo overcome their longtime postseason struggles? Might be worth a small bet.
Currently the best price is +900 at Pointsbet
Best NBA MVP Odds 2020
The NBA has been a star league even before since kids started wanted to “Be Like Mike.” This group is international, diverse, and really exciting to watch over what can be the grind of an 82-game regular season.
The consensus favorite is Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak has been frustrating defenses (and PA announcers) with the Bucks and turned the franchise into a contender while winning MVP last season.
- Giannis has the best NBA MVP 2020 odds, with the best price at William Hill at +300
- 2nd is Stephen Curry at +500 at FanDuel, FoxBet, & PointsBet
The books don’t have much faith outside of the top two…
- Harden and Davis are third and fourth (both +800 at William Hill)
- LeBron and Kawhi are the only ones higher than +1000 at the major NJ sportsbooks
If you Trust the Process, Joel Embiid is getting more love from the oddsmakers than his teammate Ben Simmons.
The Sixers center is in the second tier of choices…
- With the highest price +1600 at Hill and FanDuel
- Simmons is no better than 50-1 at most NJ sports betting outlets