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NBA Title Odds, Season Preview & Picks: Your Cheat Sheet for Opening Night, Futures & More

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If you woke up this morning and just realized that the NBA season starts today, well, shame on you. Luckily our writers and contributors have been counting down the days until the start of basketball.

Over the past few months they’ve been carefully scouring multiple books looking for edges on their season-long bets. With season nearly ready to tip off, we’ve compiled all of our best content to get you ready for the NBA.

If you’re new to betting the NBA, or just haven’t managed to win at the rate you’d like, you should absolutely read this guide on how to bet NBA games on a nightly basis.

If you’re already well versed in the NBA, you can check out all of Action Network’s preseason hoops content below.

NBA Title Odds

Odds via BetMGM, updated Oct. 19. You can find the full odds list below and each team’s expected win total below.

Team Championship Odds Probability
Brooklyn Nets +240 29.41%
Los Angeles Lakers +400 20.0%
Milwaukee Bucks +900 10.0%
Golden State Warriors +900 10.0%
Phoenix Suns +1500 6.25%

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers have the best odds to win the title followed by the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors. Last season’s Finals runner-up, the Phoenix Suns, round out the top five teams on the odds board.

Play-In Tournament OddsNo. 1 Seed Odds | Conference Finalists Odds

NBA Team Futures

Moore’s NBA Win Total Picks for All 30 Teams

Six Team Totals to Bet Entering the Season by Brandon Anderson

Nine Early Bets to Make on Team’s Playoff Odds by Raheem Palmer

Five Bets to Make on Team’s Division Odds by Brandon Anderson

NBA Awards & Statistical Leaderboards

NBA MVP Odds Tracker

Preseason MVP Strawpoll: Where Voters & Betting Align by Matt Moore

Why Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Best Preseason MVP Bet by Brandon Anderson

Does Bam Adebayo Have Sleeper Value for Defensive POY? by Roberto Arguello

Where to Find Value on Coach of the Year by Brandon Anderson

Can OG Anunoby Make the Leap for Most Improved? by Brandon Anderson

Can James Harden Lead the NBA in Assists? by Matt Moore

Is Stephen Curry Undervalued as the 3-point Leader? by Brandon Anderson

NBA 75 Prop Bets: Kevin Durant vs. Michael Jordan & More by Brandon Anderson

NBA Opening Night Odds & Previews

Nets vs. Bucks Odds

Nets Odds -1.5
Bucks Odds +1.5
Over/Under 237.5
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

Click here for Austin Wang’s full-game preview, including why he’s jumping on the total on opening night.

Warriors vs. Lakers Odds

Warriors Odds +3.5
Lakers Odds -3.5
Over/Under 228
Time 10 p.m. ET
Odds via PointsBet. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

Click here for Matt Moore’s full-game preview, including why he sees value on the Warriors on opening night.

NBA Opening Night DFS Breakdown

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