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Lakers, Bucks Still Favored in 2020 NBA Championship Odds

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, so it’s time to take a look at the updated odds to win the NBA Championship. There was some shuffling among the teams, but the upper part of the odds list remains unchanged.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to meet for the NBA title, with the Los Angeles Clippers right behind. There’s a pretty big drop in the odds before you get to the Houston Rockets, who are No. 4 on the odds board.

The other thing that has changed is the top teams are no longer Eastern Conference heavy, as just Milwaukee and the upgraded Miami Heat the only East teams in the top seven. Boston and Philadelphia are No. 8 and No. 9, giving the East four teams in the top 10.

The Lakers and Bucks were both relatively quiet in the trade deadline. There were reports the Lakers were trying to get Marcus Morris, who ended up going to the Clippers. Morris won’t see as much playing time for the Clippers, but he does add some nice depth to the team.

For Milwaukee, remaining pat at the deadline was a smart move. They have a seven-game lead over the Raptors for the No. 1 spot. There’s no need to alter the chemistry of the team. The Bucks are -140 to win the Eastern Conference for a reason.

It makes sense for the Lakers to try and get Morris, both for what he would bring to their team, as well as to keep him from going to the Clippers.

The team with the most visibility at the trade deadline was the Miami Heat, who added Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder. But Miami gave away Justise Winslow, so not sure how much better they really are.

Denver and Houston were also active at the deadline, but it remains to be seen how much better either team will really be. You can see the logic behind the moves of both teams.

Some of the biggest moves involved players going to and from teams going nowhere in the playoffs.

These are the current odds to win the 2019-20 NBA championship at 5Dimes as of Feb. 7:

Team Odds
Los Angeles Lakers+260
Milwaukee Bucks+300
Los Angeles Clippers+325
Houston Rockets+1250
Miami Heat+1700
Denver Nuggets+1800
Utah Jazz+1850
Boston Celtics+2650
Philadelphia 76ers+2800
Dallas Mavericks+3000
Toronto Raptors+3250
Indiana Pacers+6600
Portland Trail Blazers+15000
Brooklyn Nets+20000
New Orleans Pelicans+22500
Oklahoma City Thunder +30000
Orlando Magic+40000
Memphis Grizzlies+45000
San Antonio Spurs+50000
Phoenix Suns+125000
Sacramento Kings+200000
Detroit Pistons+250000
Chicago Bulls+300000
Minnesota Timberwolves+350000
Golden State Warriors+500000
New York Knicks+999900
Cleveland Cavaliers+999900
Charlotte Hornets+999900
Washington Wizards+999900
Atlanta Hawks+999900

The only wager we have going for us is Denver at +1800 and the Nuggets are still there. Denver did lose Malik Beasley and his scoring, but the Nuggets will be fine. They also helped themselves in the future with their moves.

 

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