P. J. Go |  Mon 14/10/2019 - 10:28 EDT

NBA Futures 2019-20: Bet on the Lakers and These Underrated Teams

NBA Futures 2019-20: Bet on the Lakers and These Underrated Teams

We are set for one of the most exciting NBA seasons making for a thrilling NBA futures odds betting scene. Gone are the dynasties and in come at least eight NBA teams with a real shot at the NBA championship odds. Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors lost Kawhi Leonard and will have an improbable run back to repeat, but don’t count them out. Let’s preview the 2019-20 NBA Futures Odds.

We are set for one of the most exciting NBA seasons making for a thrilling NBA futures odds betting scene.

Gone are the dynasties and in come at least seven NBA teams with a real shot at the NBA championship odds (per BetOnline):

  • Los Angeles Clippers – 5.00
  • Los Angeles Lakers – 5.50
  • Houston Rockets – 7.00
  • Milwaukee Bucks – 7.00
  • Philadelphia 76ers – 7.00
  • Golden State Warriors – 11.00
  • Utah Jazz – 13.00

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors lost Kawhi Leonard and will have an improbable run back to repeat, but don’t count them out.

Let’s preview the 2019-20 NBA Futures Odds.

Quick Facts on NBA Championship Odds

  • 19.50: the Toronto Raptors’ odds to win last year’s (2018-19) championship at the start of preseason
  • 11.00: both the Raptors’ and Clippers’ championship odds when they opened this 2019-20 season
  • 7.50: the Lakers’ championship odds when they opened
  • 10-6: the Lakers’ NBA Finals record since the three-point era (from 1979) 
  • 0: the amount of championships or Finals appearances for the Clippers 

NBA Futures: The Lakers and Best Bets

Book it in any of your NBA Futures bets: the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2019-20 NBA Championship (5.50).

Entering the season as the second favourites per NBA odds, the Lakers are a team built for the playoffs.

While the Clippers are also another monster, the Lakers’ combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be unstoppable. 

Here are other great NBA Futures bets to poach before the season starts:

Portland Trailblazer – To Win the Northwest Division – 5.50

It’s crazy to see Portland at such a disadvantage to win the division according to NBA Vegas odds

They will be without Jusuf Nurkic but have added Hassan Whiteside and other solid role players. Damian Lillard is an MVP-caliber star and coach Terry Stotts has always been underrated.

While the Jazz and Nuggets are more likely to win, the Blazers aren’t far behind. And since only a few wins should separate all three, the Blazers are worth a shot at these odds.

Philadelphia 76ers – To Win Eastern Conference – 3.25

The 76ers have solid NBA championship odds but are behind the Milwaukee Bucks for one reason: continuity.

The Sixers have plenty of new pieces in Al Horford and Josh Richardson while the Bucks are pretty much the same. Although Philadelphia has improved much more than Milwaukee and that’s why they’re the better bet.

Ben Simmons will only get better and a leaner Joel Embiid will improve his endurance as their veteran additions hold the team together.

Milwaukee also lost point guard Malcolm Brogdon and their coach, Mike Budenholzer has a history of falling short deep in the postseason.

Dallas Mavericks – To Make Playoffs – 3.00

Seven spots in the West are already reserved leaving only one playoff spot left for a handful of teams like San Antonio, New Orleans, and Dallas. 

While the Spurs are the most conservative bet and New Orleans is trendy, Dallas has the actual shot.

Kristaps Porzingis will be a huge boost and combined with an improved Luka Doncic, Rick Carlisle coaching, and one of the best home records, the Mavs will return to the postseason.

Toronto Raptors Odds: No Championship, But Still Good

It’s back to underdog status as we look at the Toronto Raptors odds. The defending champions lost their MVP along with Danny Green. But they are still returning everyone including six-time All-star Kyle Lowry, Most Improved Player Pascal Siakam and key players Marc Gasol and Fred VanVleet. 

It will be tough to peg the Raptors to win their division or the conference and much less the NBA championship. But they will still be an upper-tier team and can be counted on to cash some bets.

Regular Season Wins: Over +47.5 – 1.72

The Toronto Raptors should soundly beat their NBA odds to win 47.5 games. This team won 50 or more games the last four seasons and has won over 48 for the last six and have more talent up front.

The only concern here is injuries and if President Masai Ujiri decides to “blow things up” by trading away the team’s expiring contracts.

But re-signing Lowry for another year indicates they are still trying to contend and could even go the other way of trading for a star down the road.

Odds to Win the Atlantic Division – 7.50

NBA Vegas odds aren’t being kind to Toronto. They sit a distant third even in their own division. But this is where they could make oddsmakers eat their chalk.

Sure, the Sixers upgraded and the Celtics patched themselves. But Toronto has the most continuity. 

Philadelphia and Boston may win in the playoffs, but the regular season is different.

Toronto is good enough to beat either team a few times and go on a run and win just enough games to snatch the division while both teams still try to reintegrate their new pieces. At these odds, it’s not crazy.

How to Bet and Win NBA Championship Odds

Now is one of the best years to bet and win the NBA Championship odds. For the first time in a while, there are no dynasties. You can lay money on several teams and still earn a profit. In fact, we recommend that.

Using the top online sportsbooks, you can find NBA odds at different values. You can snipe teams at a great value and play the market difference for a profit. But most importantly, have a betting budget and bet with strategy. Use betting stats and analytics to maximize your profit.

Category : Online Betting News

Tag : nba , NBA Championship Odds , NBA Futures , nba odds , nba picks , nba vegas odds , Toronto Raptors Odds

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Online Betting News - 11/11/19
CFL Playoff Odds: Division Finals Best Bets 

We are down to our final four CFL teams as the Grey Cup Playoffs heads to the Conference Finals with Hamilton as the favourites per CFL playoff odds. Hamilton will host the Edmonton Eskimos while the Saskatchewan Roughriders host their archnemesis, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. With the defending champions, the Calgary Stampeders eliminated, we will have a new Grey Cup champion. We break down the odds for the final four CFL playoffs teams.

Read this article 
Online Betting News - 04/11/19
MLS Cup Odds 2019: Toronto Set to Win Trilogy Against Seatlle 

Like every epic story, the best matches come in trilogies as the underdog Toronto FC meet the Seattle Sounders for the third time in four seasons per MLS Cup Odds 2019. TFC and Seattle have split their previous two meetings, both at BMO Field. This will be the first MLS Cup between the two in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. We cover the full betting odds complete with picks and best bets.

Read this article 
Online Betting News - 28/10/19
Breeders Cup 2019 Odds: Every Horse Has a Shot! 

We look at the Breeders Cup 2019 odds or the final race to the prestigious Grade 1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. It takes place on Saturday, November 2 and is scheduled for an 8:44 PM ET start time. This years’ slate is competitive and it is a wide-open field. Now is the perfect time to lay some bets as most of the horses here have a shot.

Read this article 
Online Betting News - 21/10/19
World Series Odds: Bank Astros To Be Champs Again 

The Astros are on their way to another championship according to Bodog World Series Odds. The 2017 champs are just too good in almost every facet of baseball and have dispatched of some tough competition. Awaiting them are the underdog Washington Nationals who proved they are better without superstar Bryce Harper. On paper, the Astros are better than the Nats but not by too much. Let’s break down the Fall Classic.

Read this article