NBA Futures Betting Cheat Sheet: Best Win Totals, MVP & Title Bets
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NBA bettors got a sample of what this upcoming season could look like during the preseason, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
After 130 days without meaningful basketball, the season tips off with the defending champion Toronto Raptors taking on the New Orleans Pelicans (unfortunately without Zion Williamson) and the new-look Los Angeles Clippers facing LeBron James, Antony Davis and the LA Lakers.
To get you up to speed on this upcoming season, check out all of our preseason content below.
NBA Preseason Odds, Analysis
The Clippers enter the regular season as the favorite to win the NBA title. See how the rest of the championship odds shake out here.
The Milwaukee Bucks are projected to lead the NBA in wins. Check out projected totals for all 30 NBA teams here.
The Philadelphia 76ers are tied with the Bucks with the best odds to make the postseason. See the odds for every team to make the playoffs here.
The NBA, as we know, is a star-driven league, which means each player has a specific value his team’s spread. You can read more about each players value here.
The NBA doesn’t want there to be a big discussion on rest management entering the 2019-20 season. Matt Moore details how it will factor into this season.
The league now requires all starting lineups to be set 30 minutes prior to tip off. Matt Moore on how that what that means for betting on the NBA.
Playing season-long fantasy this year? Bryan Mears walks through the most important piece of strategy you need to know.
NBA Staff Futures Picks
Our staff reveals how they’re betting four different preseason futures bets.
NBA MVP: Will the Greek Freak go back-to-back? Our analysts make their picks.
Rookie of the Year: Should Zion Williamson be the favorite? Our crew breaks down their favorite picks.
Regular season win totals: Will the Warriors win 50 games? Can the Knicks improve by 10 wins? Our staff discusses their favorite season win totals.
NBA title odds: The Western Conference is stacked, but does the East have the most value? Our team on who the like to take home the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Analysis from Matt Moore
Looking to bet on 2019-20 NBA season win totals? Matt Moore ranks his favorite win totals for every team this season.
Looking to get the best value on the MVP award? Moore ranks his favorite preseason MVP bets for the upcoming year.
It’s never too early to be thinking about playoffs. Moore lists his top 16 teams by way of odds heading into this season.
Rookie Zion Williamson will miss six to eight weeks of the season to rehab after knee surgery. See how this will impact his rookie of the year case here.
Analysis from Wob
Wob has 83 very important questions he wants answered about this upcoming NBA season. Read his season preview here.
The NBA is all about eras. And now, we’ve reached the newest one. Read more about the Age of Duos here.
How have superstar duos done in previous seasons? Check out more on Wob’s case study of what to expect from the star pairings.
To truly prepare for the upcoming season, Wob takes a look at the NBA’s most underrated storylines. Read more about that here.
Will Harden get his MVP revenge? Could Rob Pelinka be the NBA’s top executive? Wob runs through his preseason NBA awards.