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.
|Los Angeles Lakers||+400||20.0%|
|Golden State Warriors||+900||10.0%|
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.
NBA Team Futures
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
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
|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
|Time||10 p.m. ET|
Click here for Matt Moore’s full-game preview, including why he sees value on the Warriors on opening night.
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