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2020 NBA Championship odds

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With the NBA trade deadline in the rearview mirror and the All-Star break just wrapping up, we look at the odds to win the NBA Championship as well as the betting odds for Eastern and Western Conference champions.

The Los Angeles Lakers sit as the favorites to win the NBA Championship at +225, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at +275 and the Los Angeles Clippers at +300. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are priced at +2,000 odds, and the New York Knicks have plummeted from +16,000 to +1,000,000. The Golden State Warriors, currently dead last in the NBA standings, have seen their title odds pulled off the board (OTB).

All NBA odds courtesy SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas as of Feb. 18, 2020.

ODDS TO WIN 2020 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Team Odds to win NBA Championship
Milwaukee Bucks +250
Los Angeles Lakers +300
Los Angeles Clippers +325
Houston Rockets +1,300
Denver Nuggets +1,500
Utah Jazz +1,600
Philadelphia 76ers +1,600
Toronto Raptors +2,000
Miami Heat +2,000
Boston Celtics +2,200
Dallas Mavericks +2,800
Indiana Pacers +4,500
Portland Trail Blazers +5,000
San Antonio Spurs +7,000
Oklahoma City Thunder +8,000
Brooklyn Nets +9,000
Memphis Grizzlies +9,000
New Orleans Pelicans +10,000
Orlando Magic +12,500
Sacramento Kings +30,000
Chicago Bulls +40,000
Detroit Pistons +50,000
Pheonix Suns +50,000
Minnesota Timberwolves +50,000
Charlotte Hornets +50,000
Washington Wizards +50,000
Golden State Warriors +200,000
New York Knicks +200,000
Cleveland Cavaliers +300,000
Atlanta Hawks +300,000

 

ODDS TO WIN 2020 NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE

Teams Odds to win the Eastern Conference
Milwaukee Bucks -175
Philadelphia 76ers +600
Miami Heat +750
Toronto Raptors +750
Boston Celtics +800
Indiana Pacers +2,500
Brooklyn Nets +4,500
Orlando Magic +6,000
Chicago Bulls +15,000
Charlotte Hornets +20,000
Detroit Pistons +20,000
Washington Wizards +25,000
New York Knicks +60,000
Cleveland Cavaliers +75,000
Atlanta Hawks +75,000

ODDS TO WIN 2020 NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE

Team Odds to win the Western Conference
Los Angeles Lakers +175
Los Angeles Clippers +200
Houston Rockets +650
Denver Nuggets +800
Utah Jazz +900
Dallas Mavericks +1,600
Portland Trail Blazers +3,300
San Antonio Spurs +4,000
Oklahoma City Thunder +4,500
Memphis Grizzlies +4,500
New Orleans Pelicans +6,000
Sacramento Kings +15,000
Pheonix Suns +20,000
Minnesota Timberwolves +25,000
Golden State Warriors +75,000

HOW DO I BET NBA CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS?

Sportsbooks will post odds for the NBA Finals as early as the summer before the season starts. These odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason as players get hurt, suspended or are traded. Once the regular season begins, title odds will change daily as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt, suspended or traded. Sportsbook will also adjust the NBA odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.

NBA Championship odds will usually look like this:

  • Milwaukee Bucks +250

This means that on a $100 bet, you’ll stand to win $250 if the Bucks win the NBA title. If it’s close to the end of the regular season or even during the playoffs and the NBA has a very dominant team, you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.

  • Golden State Warriors -120

This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Warriors championship.

Above we have posted the American odds for the NBA championship. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook

MLB picks and predictions for Opening Day

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It was a long and scary road, but we finally get MLB betting back on Thursday, July 23. Opening Day of the pandemic-shortened 60-game baseball schedule is headlined by a pair of matchups, with the New York Yankees visiting the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers rekindling their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants.

Like we do each MLB season (COVID-19 or not), we’ll be taking a swing at today’s baseball odds and giving our best MLB picks and predictions. Up first: Opening Day 2020.

MLB picks for today

New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was supposed to miss the start of the season back in the spring, but the delay to the 2020 campaign allowed the outfielder to heal up from broken ribs and return to his longball-launching self.

Judge looked great in New York’s warmup games, albeit for a limited number of at-bats. He went 3-for-7 with all three hits leaving the ballpark. And he wasn’t alone, with the Yankees’ other power bats providing plenty of pop around him in the order. He’ll get a chance to go yard again on Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Aaron Judge home run (+210)

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants are no strangers to Clayton Kershaw, who has long dominated the Dodgers’ divisional foes. In 49 career appearances against San Francisco, The Claw is 23-12 with a 1.74 ERA and has allowed just 0.71 hits per innings pitched in those starts.

The Giants don’t pose much of an offensive threat, averaging 8.22 hits per game in 2019. San Francisco has managed 45 total hits in its last eight starts against Kershaw – an average of 0.86 hits per inning faced. Given the Dodgers’ ace looked ready for work in his tune-up efforts, we could see him go seven innings or more on Thursday, panning out to a little over six hits for San Fran.

PREDICTION: Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)

Mookie Betts has reportedly landed a whale of a contract extension with the Dodgers after joining the ballclub this offseason via a trade with the Boston Red Sox. And what better way to lock down that deal than an impressive effort on Opening Day.

Betts recorded 313 total bases in 2019 (30th) and 353 in 2018 (fourth). He’s been swinging well in training sessions this offseason: in 27 at-bats during the spring/summer schedule, he has 13 total bases, including two doubles and a home run, while hitting leadoff during Summer Camp. We like that to continue into Opening Day.

PREDICTION: Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)

Top MLB consensus for today

Want to know who today’s biggest MLB betting and consensus bets are right now? Check out our top MLB consensus picks.

Opening Day betting card

  • Aaron Judge home run (+210)
  • Giants between 6-7 total hits (+235)
  • Mookie Betts two or more total bases (-182)