2019-20 NBA Championship Odds

Date | AuthorAllen Moody

Last Updated: 2019-07-06

If there was any doubt that the NBA is a game of individual players, one just need look at the odds to win the 2019-20 NBA title, as the Los Angeles Clippers, who were +1600 on Friday, July 5, are now the favorites to win the title after news that Kawhi Leonard was going to be signing there.

The Lakers, who had previously dominated the offseason news, dropped from +175 to +375, but Los Angeles still has the top two teams in terms of betting odds. The Milwaukee Bucks also saw a drop in their odds and are No. 3 overall and the top team in the East at +600, down from +700 the previous day, while the Raptors saw their odds take a bit hit, going from +700 to +2000 on news that Leonard was leaving. These are the current odds to win the 2019-20 NBA championship at 5Dimes as of July 6.

2019-20 NBA Championship Odds

Team Odds
Los Angeles Clippers +290
Los Angeles Lakers +375
Milwaukee Bucks +600
Philadelphia 76ers +900
Houston Rockets +1250
Golden State Warriors +1300
Utah Jazz +1550
Toronto Raptors +2000
Denver Nuggets +2050
Boston Celtics +2350
Portland Trail Blazers +3000
Brooklyn Nets +4250
New Orleans Pelicans +6000
Dallas Mavericks +6600
Indiana Pacers +7250
Oklahoma City Thunder +8000
Orlando Magic +10250
Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs +12500
Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks +15000
New York Knicks +17500
Detroit Pistons +20000
Washington Wizards +22500
Chicago Bulls +25000
Memphis Grizzlies +27500
Minnesota Timberwolves +30000
Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers +32500
Charlotte Hornets +35000


Leonard heading to the Clippers does several things. In the East, it makes Milwaukee’s path to the NBA Finals a little bit easier and teams usually need a year or two of disappointment before they’re able to take the big leap to the NBA title, so the Bucks may not be the worst of bets at +600, as you would likely have some decent opportunities to hedge your wager if they can make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, which they should, as on paper, anyway, they should battle the 76ers for the Eastern title, which is also reflected in the odds.

In the West, it allows you you get some decent odds on a couple of the old guard teams, such as the Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors. Everybody likes the Clippers and the Lakers and their shiny new toys, which is understandable, but don’t overlook guys like Curry or Hardin and how they can carry a team at times.

There are likely to be several other big moves taking place before the new season rolls around, so expect to see a few more changes in the odds.

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