It’s time to start thinking about making your NBA Finals Futures bets, and taking advantage of the markets.
Let’s look at these markets for the 2019-2020 NBA Season.
NBA Finals Odds 2020
|Team||NBA Finals Odds|
|Los Angeles Clippers||7:2|
|Los Angeles Lakers||4:1|
|Golden State Warriors||12:1|
|Portland Trail Blazers||50:1|
|San Antonio Spurs||50:1|
|New Orleans Pelicans||100:1|
|New York Knicks||1000:1|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||1000:1|
There truly is seven teams that have a chance to win the NBA Finals right now, and doesn’t even include the Denver Nuggets who may be the deepest team in the NBA. The futures market is held by Los Angeles right now with both the Clippers and Lakers, but the Bucks are right behind them. The second tier of teams are the Sixers and Rockets at 8:1, then the Warriors and Jazz at 12:1. The Bucks at +600 is very interesting right now, along with the Blazers at a 50:1 long shot with plenty of firepower.
NBA Team Win Totals 2019-2020 Season
|Los Angeles Clippers||54.5|
|Los Angeles Lakers||50|
|Golden State Warriors||48.5|
|San Antonio Spurs||47.5|
|Portland Trail Blazers||46.5|
|New Orleans Pelicans||38.5|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||31.5|
|New York Knicks||27.5|
There are seven teams with win totals of 50 or more, with three more at just under 50. This year is expected to be full of parity in the NBA, which is something it badly needs. The Chicago Bulls’ number is very low at 33.5, as they have plenty of talent when healthy. The Golden State Warriors number has dropped a ton without Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson is hurt. They still have Steph Curry and Draymond Green though, and added D’Angelo Russell. That is a team worth betting on, for sure.
NBA MVP ODDS: Giannis Favored To Win
The MVP race is a very interesting one this year, because James Harden and Russell Westbrook are on the same team. That hurts both of their chances, but also helps Giannis Antetokounmpo in a repeat if he continues to grow. +270 isn’t a ton of value for MVP, but he’s likely the best bet along with a +850 LeBron James or a +1600 Joel Embiid.
Rookie of the Year Futures
|Michael Porter Jr.||1400|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||10000|
Zion Williamson is the heavy favorite here, and rightfully so. With that being said, there is certainly some value in Ja Morant who should play heavy minutes and will have an important role right away. RJ Barrett is in a similar boat and could lead the Knicks in scoring in his rookie season. While there isn’t value in the favorite, two smaller bets on Morant and Barrett are solid.
NBA 6th Man Futures Odds
|Player||Sixth Man Odds|
|Kelly Oubre Jr||2000|
Lou Williams is the overwhelming favorite, but Spencer Dinwiddie and Montrezl Harrell are interesting as well. A dark horse for the award could be Derrick Rose, who could end up playing plenty of minutes for the Pistons as he could be a big upgrade offensively.
The NBA season is a fun ride, and betting on futures just makes it that much more interesting. You can also bet on who wins each conference, defensive player of the year, individual props, NBA leaders and more!
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