The National Basketball Association finished their 2019-2020 Season. It’s a major accomplishment because in mid-March the NBA shut down the current season. The fact that the pro basketball league pulled off the feat is massive. But, the league, its fans and players, can’t decide to take a vacation. Hard work remains because the National Basketball Association must start their 2020-20201 seasons no later than late December. That said, let’s have a look at when they might plan to begin the 2020-21 Season so you can start preparing your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA COVID-19 Update – October 13th Edition
2020-2021 NBA Season
- When: TBD
- Where: TBD
2020 NBA Championship Odds
- L.A. Lakers +400
- L.A. Clippers +450
- Milwaukee Bucks 850
- Golden State Warriors +900
- Boston Celtics +1200
- Brooklyn Nets +1200
- Miami Heat +1400
- Toronto Raptors +1600
- Denver Nuggets +2000
- Houston Rockets +2200
- Philadelphia 76ers +2500
- Dallas Mavericks +2500
- Portland Trail Blazers +4000
- New Orleans Pelicans +5000
- Utah Jazz +5000
- Phoenix Suns +6000
- Oklahoma City Thunder +7500
- Atlanta Hawks +12500
- Chicago Bulls +12500
- Indiana Pacers +12500
- Memphis Grizzlies +12500
- Washington Wizards +12500
- Minnesota Timberwolves +25000
- Orlando Magic +25000
- San Antonio Spurs +25000
- Sacramento Kings +25000
- Cleveland Cavaliers +35000
- Detroit Pistons +35000
- New York Knicks +35000
- Charlotte Hornets +50000
Los Angeles Lakers win 2020 NBA Championship
No doubt, the Lakers deserved the championship. LeBron James and Anthony Davis had played fantastic throughout the series. The big two’s supporting cast stepped it up big time in the finals, battling a solid Miami squad led by awesome Jimmy Butler.
The championship was vindication for both LeBron and AD. James had left the home state Cleveland Cavaliers for Hollywood. Davis left the New Orleans Pelicans to play with LeBron and the Lakers.
Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Warriors favored to win 2021 NBA Title
As we might expect, the Los Angeles Lakers will enter the upcoming season a strong favorite to repeat. Los Angeles is +400 on MyBookie to win the title. That makes them a big time chalk. But it may also make them an underlay.
The L.A. Clippers are second choice. Before we write off the Clipps having no shot against the Lakers, we must remember that LAC imploded in their series against the Denver Nuggets. The Clippers were up 3 games to 1 before losing 3 in a row. The other Los Angeles team may hire Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown as head coach. If they do, expect the Clippers to become the most exciting squad in the NBA. The roster, led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, are tailor-made for Golden State’s up and down philosophy.
The other favored team is the Golden State Warriors. Golden State didn’t make the playoff, but they played almost the entire season with both Splash Brothers hurt. The Warriors should make a comeback this season.
Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns look like top underdogs
Both Dallas and Portland should be stronger in 2020-20201. As long as Luka Doncic steps onto the court for the Mavericks, Dallas will contend for a championship.
Portland will lean on CJ McCollum and Damien Lillard. That remains the most effective backcourt in the NBA. If the Trail Blazers can grab a frontcourt player to help Jusuf Nurkic, Portland could challenge the Lakers and Clippers in the West.
The top overlay on the board to win the NBA Championship are the Phoenix Suns. The Suns went undefeated in the bubble but failed to make the playoffs. If Phoenix can attract a free agent to play with superstar Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and underrated Mikal Bridges, they could take a major forward step. Phoenix could rise this season.
2021 NBA Season should tip-off no later than December 25
Although the National Basketball Association has yet to come out with their schedule, the new NBA Season should tip-off no later than December 25. We mustn’t wait too long for professional basketball’s return.
Right now, the Lakers look like an underlay with both the Clippers and Warriors with big chances to win the title this season. If bettors want to back a longshot with a chance, the Phoenix Suns seem like the team to back.
It’s not too early to prepare for the upcoming NBA Season by sharpening our handicapping pencils and getting to work.