2020 NBA Title Odds Tracker: Lakers and Bucks Share Top Spot


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Feb 19, 2020, 08:32 AM EST
  • The Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to win 2020 NBA Championship at DraftKings, while the Lakers and Bucks share the top spot at PointsBet.

The Clippers won the offseason and followed it up by entering the regular season as favorites to win their first NBA championship in franchise history.

With Los Angeles entering the year as the favorites, it broke the Warriors streak of three consecutive seasons entering the regular season as title favorites.

At DraftKings, the Bucks own the top spot as favorites to win the NBA title, while the Lakers and Bucks share the top slot in the futures market at PointsBet.

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For the Clippers, it was the just the second time in the last 35 years they opened a regular season under 10-1 to win the title, doing so back in 2014-15. The Lakers on the other hand have lived in the spotlight for decades.

The team from the Eastern Conference with the lowest odds entering the season was the Bucks — coming off their first 60-win season since 1980.

Here’s a look at current NBA futures from PointsBet and DraftKings, including how they’ve progressed since the start of the regular season.

(An explanation on the odds below: +350 means a $100 wager would profit $350, while +1000 means a $100 wager would net $1,000)

All odds as of February 19 and via PointsBet and DraftKings:

NBA Opening Future Odds (PointsBet)

  • Los Angeles Clippers: +300
  • Los Angeles Lakers: +500
  • Milwaukee Bucks: +500
  • Philadelphia Sixers: +650
  • Houston Rockets: +900
  • Utah Jazz: +1200
  • Golden State Warriors: +1200
  • Denver Nuggets: +2000
  • Brooklyn Nets: +2000
  • Boston Celtics: +2400
  • Portland Trail Blazers: +3300
  • Toronto Raptors: +4000
  • Indiana Pacers: +4000
  • Miami Heat: +6000
  • New Orleans Pelicans: +6600
  • Dallas Mavericks: +8000
  • San Antonio Spurs: +8000
  • Orlando Magic: +15000
  • Sacramento Kings: +15000
  • Atlanta Hawks: +20000
  • Detroit Pistons: +20000
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: +25000
  • Chicago Bulls: +25000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: +25000
  • Memphis Grizzlies: +40000
  • Phoenix Suns: +40000
  • Washington Wizards: +40000
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: +50000
  • Charlotte Hornets: +50000
  • New York Knicks: +50000
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